Samsung Dryer - Connect the electrical wiring

Last Update Date : May 09. 2018

Electrical requirements

The wiring diagram is located on the plate under the control panel or rear frame.

The dryer must be grounded. In the event of a malfunction or breakdown, the ground will reduce the risk of electrical shock by providing a path of least resistance for the electrical current. An individual branch (or separate) circuit serving only your dryer is recommended.

A 120 volt, 60 Hz AC approved electrical service with a 15-ampere fuse or circuit breaker is required for gas models. A 120 / 240 volt, 60 Hz AC approved electrical service fused through a 30-ampere fuse or circuit breaker on both sides of the line is required for electric models.

Note: The provided information refers to appliances sold in Canada. The available settings and options may differ for devices sold in other countries.

3-wire system

Samsung Dryer - Connect the electrical wiring
Samsung Dryer - Connect the electrical wiring

First, read through the “Electrical requirements” section, in the user manual, and then follow these steps:

1 Loosen or remove the center terminal block.
2 Connect the neutral wire (white or center wire) of the power cable to the center, silver-colored terminal screw of the terminal block. Tighten the screws.
3 Connect the other wires to outer terminal block screws. Tighten the screws.
4 Tighten the strain relief screws.
5 Insert the terminal block cover into the rear panel of the dryer. Then, secure the cover with a hold-down screw

Caution:

 • To convert from the 4-wire system to 3-wire system, connect the ground strap to the terminal block support to ground the dryer frame to the neutral conductor.

 • Ring-type terminals are recommended. If using strap terminals, make sure they are tightened.

4-wire system

Samsung Dryer - Connect the electrical wiring
Samsung Dryer - Connect the electrical wiring

First, read through the “Electrical requirements” section, in the user manual, and then follow these steps:

1 Remove the external ground connector’s screw, and connect the ground wire (green or unwrapped) of the power cable to the screw.

Warning: To connect the ground wire to the neutral position without through contact A (cabinet ground), contact a technician. This is not user serviceable.

2 Loosen or remove the screws from the center terminal block.
3 Connect the neutral wire (white or center wire) and ground wire (white) to the center screw of the terminal block. Tighten the screw.
4 Connect the other wires to the outer terminal block screws. Tighten the screws.
5 Tighten the strain relief screws.
6 Insert the tab of the terminal block cover into the rear slot of the dryer. Secure the cover with a hold-down screw.

Caution:

 • If you use the 4-wire system, you cannot ground the dryer frame to the neutral conductor at the terminal block.

 • Remove the terminal block cover plate. Insert the power cord with a UL-listed strain relief through the hole provided in the cabinet near the terminal block.

 • A strain relief must be used. Do not loosen the nuts already installed on the terminal block. Be sure they are tight. Use a 3/8” (1 cm) deep well socket.

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