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How to Install an Electric Cord on a Kenmore Dryer

The power cord on a Kenmore automatic dryer is designed to be easily removed and replaced when needed. In some situations, the electric cord may need to be changed if the dryer is moved. If the cord wears out or stops supplying adequate power to the dryer, it must be replaced. The electric cord is not installed at the factory on new dryers. The owner must install the cord before the dryer can be used.

Things You'll Need

  • Phillips head screwdriver
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    • 1

      Unplug the existing power cord from the electrical outlet.

    • 2

      Slide the Kenmore dryer away from the wall to access the rear of the cabinet.

    • 3

      Remove the screws that hold the cord panel cover in place where the end of the cord meets the back of the cabinet. Lift the panel off.

    • 4

      Loosen the screws that hold the electric cord prongs in place. Lift the old cord off of the posts.

    • 5

      Position the prongs of the new cord onto the posts on the back of the Kenmore dryer. Tighten the screws that hold the prongs securely in place.

    • 6

      Replace the cord panel cover. Install the screws that hold the cover to the cabinet.