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Frigidaire Gallery Dryer, Sparks

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#1 evick85

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 02:48 AM

I was drying cloths just like normal and right by the base of the plug it started sparking and shut off. Ive read alot of forums with improper wiring, but I dont know if this is the case.

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 05:34 AM

It will be the case.
Time for a new dryer cord.
Also,turn off breaker to dryer,remove the outlet cover and inspect the outlet terminals.
It most likely needs replacing too.
The terminals will be loose and scorched.

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 06:51 AM

has this Dryer worked OK for you up till now at this locaton ?
Dryer may also have a Heating Element that is shorted to chassis (ground)
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Posted 21 April 2012 - 04:22 PM

The dryer has been FLAWLESS... Now if it is the case with a new cord, Im assuming the terminal that holds the wires needs replacing as well?

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 05:01 PM

Maybe.maybe not. I am referring to the terminals inside the wall outlet. The wall outlet may need changing.

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 06:51 PM

http://www.repaircli...?R=154&N=936847

 

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 08:14 AM

whirlpool has a kit with 3 terminals with a foot of wire and wire nuts, thats what i use regardless of brand to fix this problem





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