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I need a diagram to show me how to wire a Leviton 30A 125/250V

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I need a diagram to show me how to wire a Leviton 30A 125/250V 3-wire Power Outlet
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Mike G. replied 6 years ago.
Hi, I'm Mike and I'll be glad to assist you. Take it back and get a 3 wire 240V Dryer receptacle. The device you have is the wrong one.
Expert:  Mike G. replied 6 years ago.
Please see the link below for the proper device for a 3 wire feed dryer.

Leviton Outlet Receptacle Dryer 30A 125/250V 10-30 5207 - Stores and Prices
Expert:  Mike G. replied 6 years ago.
I see that you've read the answer and have not responded. Let me make it clearer for you.
  1. Existing 3 wire circuits may be used on new dryers.
  2. The receptacle must be a 3 wire receptacle.
  3. The cord set to the dryer will need to be a 3 wire.
  4. When making the connections of the cord set a jumper from the neutral to the frame of the unit grounds it.
  5. To use a 4 wire receptacle, you'll need to renew the circuit back to the panel with 4 wire YOU CAN'T BOOTLEG THE GROUND IN THE RECEPTACLE!
I hope the additional information make it easier to understand my answer.

Edited by Mike G. on 1/8/2011 at 12:45 AM EST