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Motor powor cord has only 2 prongs--no ground prong

Is that OK? I am about to run the power line to the tub.
Model data hard to read. There are 2 numbers.
FZM1625963
J0032RAJ


Thanks,

Rich

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  • rich0705 Dec 17, 2008

    It wasn't manufactured with one. I have tried to contact the manufacturer, Whirlpool, but after 6 different phone numbers have
    only been able to leave a "will call back" message...still waiting.




  • compuwayne May 11, 2010

    Is the third prong missing or are you saying it wasn't manufactured with one in the first place?

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If it wasn't manufactured with one, it's double insulated and doesn't require one by design.

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