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This information is provided for the use of parties as they see fit!

I am not responsible for the application of this information by any party, including those lacking sufficient skill or knowledge to perform these steps safely and any hazard created is the SOLE responsibility of the user.)

  • 1] TURN OFF THE BREAKER [or other power source] ... usually a 2-pole 30-amp breaker or fused disconnect switch
  • 2] Unplug your dryer
  • 3] Pull the dryer out and look where the present cord set enters the dryer through a connector
  • 4] Get a new cord set - exactly like your old one [probably a NEMA 10-30P plug if three prong or NEMA 14-30P plug if four prong]
  • 5] Get the tools that fit the fasteners you confront
  • 6] Remove the old cord set
  • 7] Install the new cord set just like the old one was installed
  • 8] Close it up
  • 9] Plug it in
  • 10] Turn the breaker or disconnect switch back on


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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