I need to reinstall an outlet for my dryer. I was getting a slight shock
before. I used that outlet for my kitchen oven. Is this hard to do, I
bought an outlet at a hardware store..is there anything special i should
It is a quick job if you know what you are doing. It is deadly if you
don't. I have no idea what you have or what you bought so I'm not about to
give advice. You MUST find the reason for the shock and correct it.
Sometimes it is cheaper to hire a pro. Meantime, if you elect to go ahead,
check your life insurance and be sure it is paid up.
Hold on a minute while I contact my professional therapist to see if I
am allowed to reply to this message.
OK, I got the get go on this message.......
I always hire a pro for EVERYTHING I do. Even if I got to take a
shit, I hire a pro to do it for me. We are all idiots in all ways.
Only the pros can do things safely and correctly. Damn it, I got to
take a piss. I better call a pro to handle it for me.... I'll be
back after the professional typist that is typing this message for me
calls a professional coffee service to make him a cup of coffee, and
the professional that is managing my computer software contacts his
professional software programmer, and while I call a professional to
help me take my piss, while my professional bathroom cleaner takes a
break, which of course means he will have to contact his professional
break management crew. ......
For one thing, you need to be more specific about the outlet. If it is a gas
dryer, you're talking about a 120 volt 15 or 20 amp outlet. If it's an
electric dryer, its either a 30 amp 3 or 4 wire. Your kitchen range, if
electric, probably used a 50 amp 3 or 4 wire
All good points. Just replacing the outlet won't necessarily fix the
problem. Sounds like something else is wrong and/or not wired
correctly. Would hate that someon get a deadly shock off that dryer; so
easy to do if handling wet clothes and/or touching the dryer as well
On Wed, 13 Dec 2006 14:09:30 -0600, "sonia firstname.lastname@example.org"
One of those connections to your outlet is a ground. And there are a
couple of hot wires.
The most important thing, since you are getting shocks, is to make
sure your ground wire is actually grounded properly. A digital
multimeter should show close to zero ohms and you should try to trace
the wire and tighten all the connections on it.
Then in addition to the plug, run a safety ground wire between the
appliances and tie it to a good ground.
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