01:01PM | 05/28/07
Member Since: 05/27/07
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Need help on how to wire a 4-plug cord to a Kenmore Electric Dryer (Model 66801690). Originally the dryer had a 3-wire cord but new location for dryer in renovated basement has an in-wall 4-wire receptacle.

In addition I initially attempted to download an owners manual for subject dryer to resolve the wiring method but Sears site unable to return a manual.

TYhanks in advance for assistance.


06:49PM | 05/28/07
Member Since: 11/11/02
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** Kenmore Electric Dryer (Model 66801690) **

The complete model number looks to be 110.66801690 making it a Whirlpool built machine.

** Need help on how to wire a 4-plug cord **

You can find general instructions at the following link:

- Can any one tell me how to change my electric dryer from a 3 prong plug to a 4 prong?


** I initially attempted to download an owners manual [from the] Sears [web] site **

I'm never hear of Sears having a download service for their owner's manuals. If you want one, you'd usually have to purchase a paper copy from Sears... if still available.

If they do really have a manual download service, can you please supply a link to it?

Dan O.

The Appliance Information Site



05:22AM | 05/29/07
Member Since: 05/27/07
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That explanation (and images) provided in the link explained it thoroughly and is much appreciated.

BTW, prior to receiving this response I attached the R, W and B wires from the cord to the corresponding attachments on the dryer PLUS also attached the G wire from the cord OVER the dryers ground strap. I was not intending to have my better-half use the dryer until I was able to confirm / validate the proper connection.

Tonite when I get home I will disconnect the ground strap and connect the plug to the 4-prong wall receptacle, and let my wife start drying clothes again.

Thx again.


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