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Smart Choice - 6' 30 Amp 3-Prong Dryer Cord Required for Hook-Up - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 743 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It looked used.

    Posted
    Brian1027

    I don't understand why an expensive appliance like a clothes dryer does NOT come with its own power cord. Why is it that they make you buy that separately? That's like buying a car with no steering wheel. You're unable to drive it off the lot unless you purchase the steering wheel separately. Makes no sense. It's not a big deal, but it looked like they put a used power cord inside the packaging because ours had some blemishes on it. As many washers and dryers as they swap out with their delivery service, I wouldn't be surprised if this cord came off a used similar unit. However, the cord works well and was not very difficult to install. I purchased a matching Samsung washer/dryer with steam that were both outlet items. What really bothered me was the fact that only the washer was available to ship to my home for delivery and installation. The dryer, on the other hand, had to be shipped to the store for me to pick up, which also makes absolutely NO sense. Some of us don't own pickup trucks so I had to pay someone to help me pick it up, but I digress. When they delivered and installed the washer, I was told that you can't use your old dryer cord or it voids the warranty. So, they delivered and installed the washer, but left it to me to pick up and install the dryer myself.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    The cord was only 5' so it was of no use to us.

    Posted
    pbog
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    It says 6' on this receipt but the installers only have 5' cords. Since we were stacking this, as was apparent from the purchase of the stacking kit, one would have thought that the installers would have been supplied a long enough cord. I ended up having to go to Orchard Supply Hardware to pick up one myself, install it and plug it in. Further, since we wanted to turn the unit, I had to order a 10' cord from Meyer Appliance. I would suggest that Best Buy make sure they supply their installers with at least the 6' cord and also make available the 10' cord. My wife said the lady on the phone suggested we "simply have the plug moved" which would require not just an electrician but someone to pull more wires since our plug is of the 3 wire variety and if one were to touch it, it would have to be updated to 4 wire. Clearly not a simple nor cheap solution.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice cord: installation needs to be right

    Posted
    SKRVA
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    It's a fine quality cord but the Best Buy installer put it on wrong. The electrical connections were correct, but the metal clamp fastener, an important safety feature because it keeps the connections from ripping out of the unit and exposing a live wire. The installer screwed one screw all the way in, and so the other wouldn't engage, so he left it that way. You have to start off each screw and then screw each of them in a few turns until they are both tight. Anyone with a basic understanding should know how to do this, which makes me wonder about the training the installers receive. They were very nice and professional people, but you need to check their work...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It's a Cord: What Can I Say?

    Posted
    Beavertail
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

    If you're hooking up your electric dryer, chances are you'll need a 220 volt cord. This one works, just make sure the cord you buy matches the style of outlet in your laundry room -- all 220 outlets are not created equal. The cord quality is good, sturdy as befits a 220 volt appliance. It is indispensible for hooking up the dryer, so the $5 a foot pricetag is probably worth it. If you're doing your own hook up, consider salvaging the old cord off you previous dryer and save yourself $30. If you want Best Buy's people to hook it up, you'll have to buy a new cord with your appliance. Your call.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Beware of the Difference in Plugs

    Posted
    9621
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Little did I know that not all Dryer cords are not all the same. I purchased this dryer cord and plug and when I got it home it was clear that I would need an electrician to rewire the dryer outlet. I instead used the cord removed from the old dryer and installed it on the Samsung dryer (which came with no electrical cord). The dryer worked and continues to work fine. Beware and check to be certain before you buy what kind of dryer plug you have before spending wasted time getting the wrong one.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fine cable, excellent customer service

    Posted
    D4nny
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Ordered this cable along with my new LG dryer since I was moving to a new place and didn't have an old cable to use. Best Buy employee added the 3 prong cable to my purchase but when we got in the house we found out it was 4 prong. Upon delivery the guys that unloaded and installed the washer, dryer and fridge immediately swapped it out for a 4 prong at no charge and promptly installed it. Cable looks to be of good quality and does not get hot while in use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Gets the job done

    Posted
    RobertC
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    It's a power cord, and it works. What more do you want? Used it on a Whirlpool Cabrio dryer. Only had a couple minor issues. I could not get the retaining clip to fit in the hole on the dryer, so went without it. And the orientation of the wires is completely unclear. Either that means it can be installed either direction, or I guessed correctly, because it worked and I didn't get electrocuted.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    My new wires

    Posted
    Sully
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I purchased a new dryer and I decided I would save some money by putting on the old 220 wires and the old vent. After I inspected the wires I could see small burn marks on the wires --and the vent did not look much better. I added the two items to my buy list to come with my new dryer and I am so glad I did--no problems with any of the items I bought.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Does what it's supposed to.

    Posted
    Hypercube
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    This is your basic 30 amp power cord. Durable. Make sure you know beforehand how many wires you need and what shape your prongs are laid out in. I assumed I would be able to hook up my dryer in the kitchen using the 220 outlet for the stove, but the prongs were slightly different and I had to make another trip to the store to replace the receptacle.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    No grey area here , get the exact Power Cord

    Posted
    Jack
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    When buying your Washer & Dryer like we just did. There is no grey area on this part...it HAS to be EXACTLY what the power cord needs are , between the house and your appliance . Anything that's not exact could damage.... 1.Your Appliance 2.Your Wiring in your House 3. Your House Not worth that risk. Be precise,be Safe Again; No Grey area here!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy to install

    Posted
    Jessi
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    It is disappointing to find out how many extra parts are needed after purchasing the washer and dryer. I did not know which dryer plug would be needed (theres one that has 3 prongs and 1 that has 4). Had to exchange it to get the right one but it was very easy to install as they made the wires color coded.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great cord and easy to install

    Posted
    kidfromokc1
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I purchased a new dryer and was going to use my old dryer cord and spotted this one at bestbuy for $30.00, I knew I was going to sell my old dryer and thought for the buyer it would be nice to have the cord already attached (providing they have the same 220 outlet) this cord was a breeze to install and I haven't had any problems as of yet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Dryer Cord EVER!!!!

    Posted
    jstreck52
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I recently visited Best Buy and purchased a Washer/Dryer for my new home. Luckily they gave me the power cord prior to dryer delivery otherwise I would have been in a real predicament! The gentlemen dropped off the dryer, I plugged it into the wall and BOOMSHAKALAKA -- the dryer fired right up and even started singing me a song!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    check your outlet first!

    Posted
    dealmeister
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I ordered this cord to use with my new dryer. Fortunately I checked my outlet before ordering -- Best Buy recommended the 4-prong as a required accessory, and I actually needed the 3-prong cord. I have had no trouble returning/exchanging items at Best Buy, but it would have delayed the setup (which was included with delivery).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good dryer, steamer function removes wrinkles

    Posted
    Tim27407
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    What to say about a dryer, it dries. The steamer dampens clothes so the wrinkles will come out, then re-dries. Works good. Have not evaluated moisture sensor drying function yet. We are very pleased with the washer & dryer set, highly recommend!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works great!

    Posted
    gbmulli
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Good product! Been hooked up for a few months now and the dryer has been working like a charm! :) Only "con" was the leads were not labeled; needed to look up online to see that the middle lead was neutral (apparently that's standard, didn't know that) but once I figured that out, it installed easily.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Should have been included in the price

    Posted
    wishackdaddy
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I'm not sure why a cord isn't included in the purchase price of the dryer. I understand that there are 3-prong and 4-prong cords, but since you need a cord to run the dryer it seems nickel and diming to pay extra for it. As far as the product itself goes, I don't have a comment one way or the other.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Works

    Posted
    shell
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    It works okay. My old house had a 4 prong receptical and my clothes seemed to dry faster. The unfortunate part is the Best Buy delivery guy stripped out one of the screws when it was first installed. My husband cut his knuckle pretty bad. Finally got the screw off after an hour of torture.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Functions as it should

    Posted
    diesel138550
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    The cord was easy to find and install to my dryer. Sturdy and made to last for a long time. The problem is it's expensive and I actually had a similar cord on my old dryer but forgot to remove itwhen I recycled it at the store. I feel new appliances should include both 3 & 4 prong cords with purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Why don't they include the cord?

    Posted
    OldHawk
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Gee - did they think that anyone could use the dryer without a cord? The washer had one attached! Yeah, the plugs come in two different types - why not include a cord and a universal plug or at least the most common one? At least BestBuys price was not much more than the cheapest I could find elsewhere.

    I would recommend this to a friend