2017/11/13· 4 prong dryer cords required by electric code, so future proof your dryer outlet when you convert 3 wire dryer to 4 wire dryer. connecting a dryer cord with 4 wires Electrical safety is top priority when working with DIY electrical wiring of your 4 prong dryer
Three Prong Outlet Vs Four Prong Cord November 3, 2011 / 5 Comments / in Electric Code Violations,Electrical Services,General,Residential Electrical / by Tim Jackson If you own a home that was built prior to the mid 90’s and have had to replace your electric clothes dryer or range, you have most likely run into the dilemma of how to plug a 4-prong cord into an existing 3-prong outlet.
It is, therefore, somewhat rare that you would want to change a 4-prong cord on an electric dryer to a 3-prong cord. It is much more common to go the other direction—to update by changing your dryer cord from 3-prongs to 4-prongs in order to meet the current code requirements.