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    Kenneth Crowther Oct 31, 2008

    actually I am a licensed electrician but I have just about exhausted my ideas. This house is my friends and he has added so many modern appliances, flat screens, computers etc. Just keeps getting surges.



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Hi! kcmetal9901
Sound like you need to have an electrician check the main breaker panel and the circuit feeding the dryier etc. etc. etc.

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