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CONNECTING DRYER USING
4-WIRE CONNECTION (MUST
BE USED FOR MOBILE HOME
INSTALLATION)
NOTE: Since January 1, 1996, the National Electrical
Code requires that new constructions use a 4-wire
connection to an electric dryer. A 4-wire cord must
also be used where local codes do not permit grounding
through the neutral. 3-wire connection is NOT for use
on new construction.
White Wire
Black
or
Cover
Red
Wire
Green wire
from power
cord
4 #10 AWG minimum copper conductors or 120/240V 30A
power supply cord kit marked for use with dryers and provided
with closed loop or spade terminals with upturned ends (not
supplied).
1. Turn off the circuit breaker(s) (30 amp) or remove
the dryer's circuit fuse at the electrical box.
2. Be sure the dryer cord is unplugged from the wall
receptacle.
3. Remove the power cord cover located at the upper
back.
4. Remove green ground screw and retain for use in
Step 7. Remove center screw (marked N) in terminal
block. Remove and discard ground strap.
5. Install 3/4 in. UL-recognized strain relief to power
cord entry hole. Bring power cord through strain
relief and bracket.
6. Connect power cord as follows:
A. Connect the 2 hot lines to the outer screws of the
terminal block (marked L1 and L2).
B. Connect the neutral (white) line to the center of
the terminal block (marked N).
7. Attach ground wire of power cord with the green
ground screw (hole above strain relief bracket).
Tighten all terminal block screws (3) securely.
8. Properly secure power cord to strain relief and
bracket.
9. Reinstall the cover.
NEVER LEAVE THE COVER OFF OF THE
TERMINAL BLOCK.
49-3000087 Rev 1
Installation Instructions
Black
or Red
Wire
3/4" Strain
Relief and
Bracket
CONNECTING DRYER USING

3-WIRE CONNECTION

If required, by local code, install external ground (not
provided) to grounded metal, cold water pipe, or other
established ground determined by a qualified electrician.
Black or Red Wire
Cover
Ground
Strap
3 #10 AWG minimum copper conductors or 120/240V 30A
power supply cord kit marked for use with dryers and provided
with closed loop or spade terminals with upturned ends (not
supplied).
3-wire Connection
Not for use in Canada.
DO NOT use for Mobile Home Installations.
NOT for use on new construction.
NOT for use on recreational vehicles.
NOT for use in areas where local codes prohibit
grounding through the neutral conduction.
1. Turn off the circuit breaker(s) (30 amp) or remove
the dryer's circuit fuse at the electrical box.
2. Be sure the dryer cord is unplugged from the wall
receptacle.
3. Remove the power cord cover located at the upper
back.
4. Install 3/4-in. UL-recognized strain relief to power
cord entry hole. Bring power cord through strain
relief and bracket.
5. Connect power cord as follows:
A. Connect the 2 hot lines to the outer screws of
the terminal block (marked L1 and L2).
B. Connect the neutral (white) line to the center of
the terminal block (marked N).
6. Be sure ground strap is connected to green ground
screw on cabinet rear. Tighten all terminal block
screws (3) securely.
7. Properly secure power cord to strain relief and
bracket.
8. Reinstall the cover.
NEVER LEAVE THE COVER OFF OF THE
TERMINAL BLOCK.
White Wire
Black
or Red
Wire
3/4" Strain
Relief and
Bracket
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