My dryer has the exact setup as the one shown in the photo (grounding metal piece attached where white wire attached & then to the metal frame). I was going to remove the connecting metal piece and attach green wire directly to metal grounding location, however, the green wire was not lot enough. Instead, I unscrewed the unused screw in between the red and white terminal, attached the green wire and shifted the grounding plate to this location. Is there any reason this won't work or is unsafe?


As long as there is no chance at all that the green wire or the grounding strap will come into contact with either red or white wires, it will be fine. I'm assuming that the screw you used is merely to hold the terminal block to the frame of the dryer - that there are no wires to it. Good work!

Updated on January 9, 2018

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