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Well then unplug it nad have checked by electricina you have a wire touching cabinet somewhere, and your dryer is now live!!! this should not be howeer be,, because a correctly installed machine would/should a least blow the breaker if/when this occurs!

Posted on Jan 25, 2009

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You may need to use a wooden broom handle or some other insulating items to accomplish this.
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first thing unplug machine and have electrical outlet checked for proper wiring. This is a safety hazard. you can buy a tool for about $5 to check them.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Receptacle_tester
if it passes this test then there is a wiring issue in the machine. Were you touching anything else metal when shocked?
if it fails, get a professional electrician to check and repair the wiring. Do NOT use any faulty outlet as they can be dangerous.

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