I noticed that my three-prong dryer cord doesn't match my three-prong outlet. I have 10/2 WG wire to the outlet. Could I use a three-prong range cord to match that outlet?

Answer

You can, and it will be wired the same way the article describes for a three-wire dryer cord. The biggest concern is the breaker size and the ampacity of the outlet; both should be 30 amp. If the breaker is larger than that, it won't provide the proper protection for the dryer or the wire.

The best option, though, might be to put in a three-wire dryer outlet rather than the range outlet. It's not difficult and would prevent future problems with the dryer not fitting the wall outlet. Just don't try to install a four-wire outlet--there aren't enough wires for that.

Updated on March 25, 2018

Original Article:

How to Change a 4-Prong Dryer Cord and Plug to a 3-Prong
By Dan Harmon
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