How to Install a Dryer Cord 01 of 06. Why Dryer Cords Are Sold Separately. Prepare the Plate. Locate the electrical cover plate on the back of the dryer. Install the Cord. Insert the dryer cord into the hole near the terminal block. Connect the Wires. Secure the Cord. Replace the Plate. Click to see full answer. Hereof, how do you install a dryer cord?Connect the green cord wire to the ground screw. Connect the white cord wire to the center neutral terminal. If your dryer has a pre-attached white wire, both wires will be connected the neutral terminal. Connect the black cord wire to either the left or right terminal, next to the center neutral.Likewise, can you put a 3 prong cord on a 4 prong dryer? First, you should understand that it is not legal today to put a three prong outlet in the wall; if there are four wires there, then they must all be used, and a four wire dryer cord be used to connect to the dryer. People also ask, how do you install a 3 prong dryer cord? Install the 3-Prong Cord Locate the white machine wire that is now connected to the neutral, or center, screw terminal. Disconnect it from there and reconnect it under the green grounding screw. Insert the loose end of the 3-prong cord through the installation hole found in the electrical connection access box.Does a 3 prong dryer cord need a ground?3-prong dryer cords contain two ‘hot’ wires along with a third wire that contained both the ground and neutral wire. If a current happened to make its way onto the ground wire, it could travel up to the dryer. The more recent 4-prong dryer cords feature two hot wires, a neutral wire and a ground wire.