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Offline Larry Wiseman

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4 wire dryer plug - help needed
« on: April 04, 2009, 02:21:24 PM »
Do I need to hook the green strap from the washer to the middle white wire or just leave it unhooked?  

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Re: 4 wire dryer plug - help needed
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2009, 03:33:55 PM »
The green strap must be placed under any nearby screw on the outer cabinet, usually the same screw that holds the terminal cover on.

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Re: 4 wire dryer plug - help needed
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2009, 05:04:45 PM »
Nice pic and if you will notice the red wire the white wire and the black wire are all conected to their same colors. Red to red, black to black, and white to white, with the green wire tied into the frame. Very nice.
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Re: 4 wire dryer plug - help needed
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2009, 05:26:54 PM »
What is the second white wire under the screw from?

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Re: 4 wire dryer plug - help needed
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2009, 05:40:46 PM »
That fat white one is common for the heater. The skinny one under the screw is common for the motor. Ain't seen the schematic just guessing.
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Re: 4 wire dryer plug - help needed
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2009, 05:50:59 PM »
Looks to me like the fat white one is the dryer cord.

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Re: 4 wire dryer plug - help needed
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2009, 07:01:00 PM »
well we now the dryer cord is the fatest but I was thinking you were commenting on the slightly smaller but still hefty wire above that one. Now you done got me curious. Ain't no tellin with these new fangled machines. You might could hook a monitor up to that sucker and get the internet on it. LOL
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Re: 4 wire dryer plug - help needed
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2009, 06:05:09 AM »
What is the second white wire under the screw from?

One of the white wires goes to the Door switch and serves as Neutral to the motor and/or the drum lamp. The other white wire goes directly to the electronic control on the panel.

A 240 volt heater has no neutral.

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Re: 4 wire dryer plug - help needed
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2009, 08:03:18 AM »
That didn't really answer my question.  The instructions told me to put the green strap wire with the white in the middle.  The dryer wouldn't power on.  Saw other sites on the internet saying to take off the green wire from the dryer and that the green strap wire from the dryer didn't even need to be hooked to anything.    We removed it and the dryer powered on.  We ended up hooking the green strap wire with the cord green wire and everything is working fine.  Don't understand why the Samsung directions would have bad directions for wiring.

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Re: 4 wire dryer plug - help needed
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2009, 08:53:29 AM »
Remember these are Koreans making the manuals. Some of their instructions are downright comical in the way that they explain how to check voltage, etc. Very primitive translations to say the least.

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1. Do not allow the customer to repair the product.
The person may be injured or the product life may be shortened..
2. Execute A/S after unplugging the power supply unit.
Be careful of the electric shocks.
3. Do not plug several plugs in the same outlet.
It may cause a fire due to overheat.
4. Check for damage, pressing or burning of the power plug or outlet.
Replace it promptly if it has a problem.(It may cause the electric shocks or fire)
5. Do not clean the main body with water.
It may cause electric shocks and fire and shorten the product life)
6. The wiring of the harness shall be free from moisture and tightened during serving.
It shall not be deviated by certain impact.
7. Remove any dust or filth on the housing section,wiring section,connection section during servicing.
Protect from possible cause of fire such as the tracking,shortage etc.
8. Check for any marks of moisture on the electrical parts, harness section etc.
Replace the parts or remove the moisture..
9. Check the assembly status of the parts after servicing.
Maintain the status before servicing..
10. Pull out the power cord by holding the plug.
Be careful of electric shocks and when the cord is damaged.
11. Unplug the power plug from the outlet when the dryer is not used.
Be careful of electric shocks and fire due to the strike of lightning.
12. Do not use or store sprays or flammable materials(including gasoline,alcohol etc.)
around the dryer.
Be careful of explosions or fire due to electric sparks.
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Re: 4 wire dryer plug - help needed
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2009, 08:57:36 AM »
Remember these are Koreans making the manuals. Some of their instructions are downright comical in the way that they explain how to check voltage, etc. Very primitive translations to say the least.
from PDF page 42 of the Samsung Manual:
"... the electric shock may occur by touching and be careful that the strong and weak electricity are mixed."
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Re: 4 wire dryer plug - help needed
« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2009, 09:08:50 AM »
3-Wire Cord: (no green ground wire)
Neutral (white) connects to the center Terminal Strip
and a metal Strap is used to connect it to the Washer chassis.

4-Wire Cord: (with green ground wire)
Neutral (white) connects to the center Terminal Strip,
but the metal Strap is disconnected from the Washer chassis.
The Green ground wire connects to the Chassis.



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