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Black strap on the back of my dryer

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I have a maytag dryer model #DE303. I replaced the black 3 screw/prong on the back of the dryer where the cord attaches to. I have 5 wires that need to attach to these prongs before I can attach the power cord. I don''t know how the colored wires go on these prongs.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Inactive replied 8 years ago.

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Can you please tell me what color the wires are that you have?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Reply to Joseph's Post: the colors are 2 whites, 1 blue, 1 black, 1 red wire.
Expert:  Inactive replied 8 years ago.
Ok I know where all the wires go except for the blue. Im going to let another expert handle this. Good Luck!!!
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Reply to Joseph's Post: Am I correct in assuming that the black and red are positive/negative and one goes at one end and the other at the opposite end with the whites going in on the middle prong?
Expert:  Inactive replied 8 years ago.
Almost correct. Your black and your red are both hot and the whites do go in the middle. Your dryer is 220v, so both leads are hot. But im stumpted by the blue wire. Another expert should be along shortly to tell you where to place the blue wire. Thanks.