How Do You Convert A 3-Prong Kenmore Dryer?

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How Do You Convert A 3-Prong Kenmore Dryer?

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Kenmore dryers, like most major home appliances, require 240 volts to operate. Older-model dryers used a three-prong plug and cord assembly, but newer models use a four-prong. With this change, home builders install by default a four-prong outlet, requiring owners of older dryers to upgrade. The four-wire plug will have two wires dedicated to carrying 120 volts each, and two remaining wires for ground and neutral. Converting to a four-prong wire/plug is a simple project; once complete, it will allow you to power your dryer from any four-prong 240-volt outlet. Pull the dryer out away from the wall so you have room to access the rear panel. Follow the existing power cord up to its entry point in the rear of the dryer. The cord will enter through a cut out hole on one side of the power block’s cover panel. Loosen and remove the screws in each corner of the cover panel. Set the panel cover and screws aside. Loosen and remove the cable clamp securing the weight of the cable to the dryer fra

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