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Old 08-12-2011, 09:14 PM   #1
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Whirlpool Dryer SHOCK

Shortly after replacing my dryer plug (3 prong) it began to give slight shocks when touching various metal parts. I let it go because the shocks were not that bad (I know not good).

So recently the dryer belt broke and while replacing I decided to check the ground wire(s) clean the entire inside and do a visual exam of all the wires in the dryer. Everything appears to be connected correctly with no damaged wires. I figured it might have been a bad plug so I replaced that as well.

Turned the dryer on (without exhaust duct connected) and touched in the areas where the shocks had been occurring and nothing. Connected the exhaust duct, washed a small load of laundry, put in the dryer and when the load finished.................... got shocked.

I am at a loss as to what might be causing this.

Any help would be great.


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Old 08-13-2011, 10:17 AM   #2
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Does it feel like a static electric shock (you can hear that as well) or a shock from ac current?


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Old 08-13-2011, 01:45 PM   #3
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Did you check the plug again?
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