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Kenmore 600 7962 Dryer- No power to machine at all (light doesn't turn on when door is open, will not turn on). When I have my hand on the back (silver-metal) panel when pressing the "ON" button, my hand gets shocked. I checked fuses to the outlet, and have taken the back panel off the dryer to see if there are any obvious shorts in the wiring.

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  • pinkhams Aug 28, 2010

    I can't afford to pay somebody hundreds of dollars to come fix this. Don't care about risk as much as I do a solution. Not trying to be an idiot, but right now I'd rather feed my kids than have a dryer, so hiring is out of the question.

  • pinkhams Aug 28, 2010

    I appoligize for sounding like an idiot here, Joe, but I simply don't have the money to hire somebody at this point. Does this sounds like it would be the thermal fuse?

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Hello. The fact that you are getting a shock has the potential to injure or even kill you. Something is amiss either within the dryer or with the wiring or the plug. Get a qualified electrician in to check this out and repair it. The fact that your dryer is not working is the least of your problems until your SHOCK hazard is repaired. This is nothing to take lightly. Please have this checked right away. J.

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