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Old 10-21-2011, 09:50 AM   #16
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I have a terrible time finding any kind of contractor. I call and call and interview people but there must be some trick to it that I don't know about. Well the first electrician I hired (in Aug 2011) checked everything (including the circuit breakers) and he said all of my electrical was working fine. I even had my power company come out and check inside the house (on the advice of the electrician) I didn't use him again since he said everything was ok. So I called a lot of electrician's, not looking for the cheapest (I know that is never the way to go) this guy has 34 years of experience and all reviews I read on him were positive except one that said he was late (can't really hold that against anybody) He lives in my neighborhood and I know people who have hired him so I figured he was a safe bet. The problem is getting someone to 1) answer the phone or return messages or 2) show up when they say to diagnose the problem and of course they all charge me just to say "everything is fine" Apparently this electrical problem I have is intermittent (I have seen the meters when they say all is fine) I am really hoping that the breaker works for longer than six months so I can have a dryer for a long time. (In Feb 2011 the receptacle was replaced and only worked for six months)

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Old 10-21-2011, 10:11 AM   #17
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i live in ny im pretty punctual and now my stuff not to brag wish i could come help out i would also check ur main lugs for tightness and the new breaker should work if not could be a break in the wire feeding dryer also check the neutral
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Intermittent problems can baffle even the best electricians/technicians!

As a rule, everything will start working fine as soon as he enters your front door...

One of the worst intermittent problems... 5 different guys went out and couldn't fix it. I went out about 6 times myself before I found the problem. (Electronic thing.)

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