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3 yr old front load electric dryer (kenmore elite) - was

3 yr old front load electric dryer (kenmore elite) - was working fine than last night, just stopped, no power - error msgs, anything. Moved washer out of the way & confirmed plus seated tightly. Dryer turned on & seemed to function normally. Before moving washer back into place. . . noticed sparks on back side of dryer when water lines from washer were touching dryer. Is this a grounding issue with a simple fix of relocating water lines or signs of an electrical issue inside the dryer?JA: How old is the system in question? And have you consulted an electrician yet?Customer: 3 yrs old & have tech coming for dryer repair on 10/14, just don't care wait that long & trying to self-diagnose.JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: possibly, just trying to diagnose @ this point.JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: not that I can think of

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Kevin

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I have a new light switch to connect. It has a wire on the

I have a new light switch to connect. It has a green wire on the back of it. My old one does not. I put a cap on the new green wire and connected the other wires as they were on the old one. When I flipped the breaker it kicked off and will not stay on. Other than the green wire everything else is the same, what am I doing wrong?JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: The old switch, when flipped on, would sometimes flicker, so I tried to change it out today.JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: YesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: That's it.

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Kevin

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Diploma

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No power at all to energy smart hot water tank, Just

No power at all to energy smart hot water tankJA: How long has this been going on? And how severe is the problem?Customer: Just happened. We shut the power off to the home for work yesterday, turned back on everything was fine then this AM the hot water heater just wouldn't workJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: If possibleJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: No

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The contractor that built my home left much undone.

Hello. The contractor that built my home left much undone. Regardless, as a 55 year old chick, I've become a Sheetrock hanger, tile installer, etc. trying to make it right. Electrical...I want to be safe, of course! So I appreciate your help and knowledge. My exterior outlets don't work. I purchased a digital multimeter with the auto function. I think ousted it correctly...not sure...a working outlet in my kitchen read 3.9...and I got the same result from the non-working exterior outlet. The exterior outlets don't appear to be GFCI...plus...one is located directly in line wth the stream of condensate from a/c located in attic. How can I troubleshoot what the problem is with exterior outlets? I've flipped all breakers...on/off.... Thank you!

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Kevin

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Diploma

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I was following your thread where I need to replace a 3

I was following your thread where I need to replace a 3 prong plug with a four prong. I went to Lowe's and bought a 30 amp 4 prong for use on a Whirlpool Duet. Not being an electrician I plugged the plug into the outlet to see if the pattern was correct. Since the connection wires were still in the wrapped package I got a quick spark and pop with the electrical smoke smell. I checked our box and one of the A? breakers tripped. What to do? thanksJA: How old is the system in question? And have you consulted an electrician yet?Customer: The house was completed last NovemberJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: that was the plan based on what was on the site here to switch it out - not so sure now if I did damage to the outletJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: not really

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I've followed instructions you have for GFCI with 3 black

I've followed instructions you have for GFCI with 3 black and 3 white wires, using pigtails for the load side. The green light is on at the front of the recptacle, but it is not powering a lamp. Already hit resetJA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: 15 minJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: YesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: No

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How does this work? I just ask questions for free? This

How does this work? I just ask questions for free?JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: This website?JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: YesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: I have a few questions about a service entrance

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Kevin

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Diploma

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How to check which is the input & output of the transformer

how to check which is the input & output of the transformer if there is nothing mentioned on any side of the transformer suppose the transformer has 2 wires on each side

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Kevin

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Diploma

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I am painting my aluminum siding. My electric power is above

I am painting my aluminum siding. My electric power is above ground and I want to paint the area where it comes in. I called my electric company last week, and they said they would call me to schedule turning off the power to the meter. I'm still waiting. A friend at work said the electric company will only turn off power at the meter and the wires connected to the house would still be live. Is this correct? Advice?

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Kevin

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Diploma

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