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I've got a 220 dryer outlet that seems to be grounding

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I've got a 220 dryer outlet that seems to be grounding through a 110 outlet in a different area of my house. Whenever the dryer is running it knocks out the satellite reception in the living room. The breakers for the two outlets are on the same side of the breaker box but I cannot seem to find and ground wires touching?
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Customer: The dryer has been shorting apparently as we've went through two heat selectors and one heating element
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Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Mike G. replied 5 months ago.
Hi, I'm Mike G and I'll be assisting you. I suspect that there is a bad connection ahead of both circuits. I suggest checking the main breaker terminations and the breakers buss connection. Signs of arcing or heat is what you'd look for.

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