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Answer for USA, Canada and countries running a 60 Hz supply service.
Buy a new 4 plug cord for the dryer and hook its ground wire up to the drier and hook red to red, black to black, white to white.

Also make sure you remove the copper bonding strap between the white wire terminal and the dryer metal frame. then connect the white wire to the white wire terminal and the green wire to the frame.


As always, if you are in doubt about what to do, the best advice anyone should give you is to call a licensed electrician to advise what work is needed.

Before you do any work yourself,
on electrical circuits, equipment or appliances,
always use a test meter to ensure the circuit is, in fact, de-energized.

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