You may be moving to another apartment or into a new home and want to bring along your clothes dryer. When you get to your new abode and go to plug in the dryer you may find that you can’t—your dryer’s plug does not match the new dryer receptacle. You have encountered a new safety measure designed to make your dryer a bit safer. You don't have to buy a new dryer but by calling one of our electrians we can get your dryer up and running.
The new power line has 4 wires and a plug with 4 prongs —the additional wire is used to ground the appliance and to prevent dangerous and potentially deadly electrical shocks. To get your dryer up and running, you’ll have to buy a new 4 wire power cord and attach it. Never downgrade the outlet to a 3 prong outlet, that is not safe and not up to NEC code.