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I bought a dryer and it is not working I am getting shocked instead of it going any ideas

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Your ground wire has come off. Before you do anything else, turn off your dryer at the breakers or unplug it. Be very careful. Check to see if the ground wire at the receptacle is attached. Then check your plug to see if it is properly wired. The ground portion of the plug will be longer than the other 2 or 3 prongs. The ground wire is green in color. So attach it first and then the other 2 or 3. (This varies from machine to machine.) See that the cord to the machine is properly attached as well. If you have a stand that is touching the body it will give you a shock. Follow this and you should be O.K. Lewt me know how this does.

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