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My dryer may have a grounding short. A current is flowing thru the vent tub and is causing sparks. I can not find the short. Any ideas?

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You could try unpluging the wires around the vent with power turned off then plug them back in one at a time turn power back on each time. When you get the spark back it's in the circuit that was pluged in last. Hope this will help you

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What your describing is probably an air flow problem. Pull off the rear vent connect and start the dryer on no heat first. The air-flow should be strong enough to push a relaxed hand and wrist gently a short distance away form the outlet. IF you do not have this kind of air flow the apr passages inside the dryer are clogged with lint.
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2. The lint filter cavity remove the lint filter and use a folded wire coat hanger in a U shape to assist in removing lint while using a vacuum to get rid of the lint.
3. Use a flashlight and check the exit vent on the back of the dryer for a white / gray restriction of lint build up. Ust the folded wire coat hanger to assist in clearing the ducting.
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See also: http://home.howstuffworks.com/how-to-repair-a-dryer.htm

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