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I bought a new house. My dryer is a 4 prong and my house has a 3 prong outlet? What can I do? Do I have to change the outlet or can I get a newcord or adapter?

The dryer is GE # 572D561 on the back. Can I get an adapter or maybe use a 3 prong cord on my 4 wire dryer- or will that start a fire or something? Or do I need to change the outlet and the wiring? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance. Paul

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Mark T
Charles,






I will be happy to assist you. The green ground wire that was connected to the center post should be moved to the cabinet ground screw. The center or white wire from the cord connects to the center post on the terminal block. Then connect each outside wire of the cord to the outside terminals on the block. I posted a link below to a video that shows how to remove the four-wire cord and install a three-wire cord. Click on the link to watch the video.



Please let me know if you need further assistance.



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