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House is wired for a three prong dryer but it should be a four to accommodate the new dryers. Can i rewire the existing 220 as +/- Ground/Neutral?

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Buying a new house.

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Maybe.

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Thank you, ***** ***** thinks that's about it.

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Electrical
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Electrician: Mike G., Master Electrician replied 11 months ago
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Electrician: Mike G., Master Electrician replied 11 months ago

All you need to do is replace the dryer cord with a 3 wire one. In the dryer you'll connect the ground to the neutral termination.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
okay
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
I haven't tried it on the new four prong dryers. I had thought of running a separate ground to box and redoing the outlet.
Electrician: Mike G., Master Electrician replied 11 months ago

Replacing the cord set for existing circuits is code compliant. No other way acceptable.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
in other words my idea would work, but it wouldn't be code compliant. Replacing the cord sounds easier.
Electrician: Mike G., Master Electrician replied 11 months ago

Never thought of doing it other than code approved.

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