Thread Number: 70237  /  Tag: Refrigerators
replacing a two prong plug with a grounded plug
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Post# 931476   4/9/2017 at 19:42 (439 days old) by kennyt123 (New London, CT)        


I've been searching everywhere for the instructions on replacing a vintage refrigerator's power cord. When you replace a former two prong cord with a new grounded cord, where do you attach the ground wire.

Post# 931506 , Reply# 1   4/9/2017 at 22:55 (439 days old) by rp2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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Do you currently have access to a refrigerator with a three-prong cord?  If so, check where its ground wire is terminated.  IIRC, I've seen a ground wires attached to either the compressor mounting or cabinet framework.


There should be an example of this on line.

Post# 931511 , Reply# 2   4/9/2017 at 23:17 (439 days old) by panthera (Rocky Mountains)        
That's easy,

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You'll want to attach it to any if the many screws which go into the metal of the refrigerator. Because all the components are bonded by copper/steel, there's no reason to worry about where, as long as the connection is firm.

Post# 931573 , Reply# 3   4/10/2017 at 09:34 (439 days old) by customline (pennsylvania)        

Ground it to chassis and your unit will be safe.

Post# 931639 , Reply# 4   4/10/2017 at 14:23 (439 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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^^what they said...^^

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