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How To Convert Electric Clothes Dryer Cords From 4-Prong To 3-Prong

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Converting Dryer Cords - What The National Electrical Says About Them
3-Prong and 4-Prong Dryer Cords

3-Prong and 4-Prong Dryer Cords

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Newer homes are now being equipped with 4-prong dryer cord plugs. This is the new standard and is required under Article 550.16(A)(2) of the National Electrical Code (NEC) 2008. Connections of electrical clothes dryers shall be made with a 4-conductor cord and 3-pole, 4-wire, grounding-type plugs or by Type AC cable.

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