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Old 12-11-2008, 09:34 AM
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Originally Posted by scotzz are right.......the dryer circuit is 10 ga wire with a 30 amp double pole breaker. Using 10-2 w/ground wire ............does the neutral pin on the plug get wired to the ground?

No it does not. In the case of a dryer using 10-2 wire, a neutral is not used.

Where 10-2 wire was used (old code) the receptacle and plug should be 3 prongs. In new installations (10-3 wire) a 4 prong receptacle and plug are used. You shouldn't install a 4 prong receptacle when 10-2 wire is used. (It would work, but it's the wrong thing to do.)
If you have a 3 prong receptacle and a 4 prong plug on a new dryer, your dryer cord should be changed to a matching 3 prong plug. Your big box hardware stores will carry the cords.
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