- STEP 1: Carefully read the instruction manual that came with your appliance and instructions that "MAY" be provided inside. Make sure you have purchased the correct cord that matches your manufacturer's appliance specifications and complies with applicable building and or electrical standards / codes.
Have common tools such as screwdrivers, pliers, circuit tester, etc. available for use. If you are unsure of installation, or also replacing an older appliance with different electrical wiring needs, refer to the services of a licensed professional electrician.
- STEP 2: If applicable, make sure the appliance's power dial/button is OFF prior to starting any electrical work.
- STEP 3: Locate the cord set entry hole and terminal block access plate on appliance. If necessary, carefully remove or adjust the knockout to new specified diameter size for the setup.
- STEP 4: Carefully remove the screws from the supplied strain relief bracket. Insert strain relief, ears first, into the knockout hole from Step 3 above. Reattach the screws.
- STEP 5: Insert the cord, with its connector end first through the strain relief.
- STEP 6: Takeout screw(s) from terminal block access plate and locate the terminal block. Securely attach connector ends of the cord to the terminal block according to the appliance's instruction manual. Put back the screws to the terminal block's access plate.
- STEP 7: Push back an extra 3 inches of cord for slack into appliance and then tighten the screws on the strain relief until clamp ends touch each other and such that there is no extra cord movement.
- STEP 8: Before plugging new cord into electrical outlet and powering on the appliance, check continuity of grounding connection between the metal frame of the appliance and the center pin on the cord by using an self-energized voltage tester or acceptable indicating device such as a multimeter.