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    Default 3 prone dryer plugs

    Do you all write up when 3 prone dryer plug ( instead of 4 prone) is present?

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    Default Re: 3 prone dryer plugs

    prong

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    Default Re: 3 prone dryer plugs

    Quote Originally Posted by M Kelekci View Post
    Do you all write up when 3 prone dryer plug ( instead of 4 prone) is present?

    Thanks,
    M Kelekci,

    Dryers are sold without the cord so you may match your 3 or 4 prong outlet. Newer construction has 4 prong outlets not sure of the exact changer over date from 3 prong.

    This is not a defect no writeup.

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    Default Re: 3 prone dryer plugs

    Check this thread:
    3-wire dryer receptacle outlet

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    Default Re: 3 prone dryer plugs

    Quote Originally Posted by M Kelekci View Post
    Do you all write up when 3 prone dryer plug ( instead of 4 prone) is present?

    Thanks,
    Why would you write it up? 4-Prong is the new way, but the 3-Prong works just fine.

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    Default Re: 3 prone dryer plugs

    I will mention it to buyers on occasion if it is in a relatively modern house since their new dryer/cord won't fit. On older homes I usually skip it since that type of thing is/should be expected.
    Not a defect, just a comment.

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    Keep in mind that installation manuals clearly indicated that a grounding bond conductor had to be connected to a ground source with the old 3-prong 240 volt whips. The new 4-prong whips make that unnecessary.

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    Default Re: 3 prone dryer plugs

    I mention simply as an FYI as to which (3 or 4) is present just so the buyer is aware.

    EG: If their current dryer has a 3-prong cord and the newer home has a 4-prong outlet ... it won't be a surprise.

    When asked by the client I simply say to check out their local hardware store, big-box store or (if they so choose) an electrician for options.



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