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I am replacing the power cord on a Maytag Neptune dryer. I

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Hi Pearl......I am replacing the power cord on a Maytag Neptune dryer. I understand what to do with the Red, White and Black wires. However, there is no ground wire. There is a ground screw that is connected to a metal plate. Do I connect the green wire to the plate with the ground screw?? Paul
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Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Mike G. replied 11 months ago.

Hi, I'm Mike G and I'll be assisting you. Having a 4 wire cord the green attaches to the green screw. If there is a metal bonding clip from the green screw to the terminal block, remove it.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
The ground screw (it is just a plain screw - not green) is attached to a metal plate. Do I attach the green wire to the metal plate and connect both to the ground screw??
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Hey Mike.......you there??
Expert:  Mike G. replied 11 months ago.

If the plate doesn't connect to the center termination on the block leave it and attach the ground wire. On a 3 wire application the bond is required but not on a 4 wire.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
The wiring is on the plate......so I would connect the green wire with the plate with the ground screw.
Expert:  Mike G. replied 11 months ago.

Correct.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Thank You !! Happy Father's Day !!
Expert:  Mike G. replied 11 months ago.

You're welcome and the same to you.