Connecting a 3 wire power supply cord to dryer
Hi. We just bought a new dryer that came with a 4 wire power supply cord and need to replace with a 3 wire power supply cord for our older home. We were given the cord from the appliance dealer and the dryer install instructions explain and illustrate how to replace the cord.
The question we have is that the 3 wire cord is flat that splits into three separate cords where it attaches to the terminal box. The instructions say connect the two power cord outer conductors (red and black) to the 2 terminals labeled L and the remaining power cord conductor (white) to the terminal labeled N (which is in the middle of the terminals). There are no colors to the three cords on the 3 wire power supply cord.
Are we correct in assuming that the two outer cords must be the red and black and just attach them that way? We just don't want to blow up our brand new dryer by attaching incorrectly. Thanks for any advice. Can't wait to get this installed as we are now at 2 1/2 weeks without our washer and dryer! Kathy