AC WORKS® Connector — Dryer Adapter with Ground Wire

Why Grounding Your Dryer is Important

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Did you know some dryer plugs are 3-prong and others are 4-prong?  Have you wondered why this is or have you had trouble connecting your dryer to your home electrical dryer outlet because they don’t match? The old style of 3-prong dryer cords did not include a ground wire.  Changes in the National Electrical Code now require dryers to be wired with a ground wire.  This means the cords now have 4-prong plugs.  There are some cases where you cannot plug your dryer into your receptacle.  This is because you may have an old dryer and a new construction home...

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2-3 prong adapters will come with a small metal grounding prong attached to them.  The prong is a square shaped piece of metal with a circle in the middle.  This grounding prong is attached so you can connect your adapter to the grounding source.  All you do is install the outlet cover plate screw through the hole in the metal ground pin and your adapter will become grounded.

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