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william, Home Appliance Technician
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hello, i get a poping sound and a spark when the dryer door

Customer Question

hello, i get a poping sound and a spark when the dryer door opens and sometimes just when the dryer is running. It does not close the breaker so i just open the door so it will stop. I took the door switch and had it tested and it is good .Could u be of some help to me, thanks
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  william replied 8 years ago.
whats your make and model number please? gas? or electric? thanks
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Serial VG227811G
Expert:  william replied 8 years ago.
where did the spark come from?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
The spark came from around the front of dryer by the switch area
Expert:  william replied 8 years ago.

door switch right? if so unplug the unit open this up and you need to go through the wire connections and make sure there on properly and make sure there are no bare wires touching the cabinet in anyway exspecially by the door switch where you seen the spark at






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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
I have done what you have stated and still get the sparks
Expert:  william replied 8 years ago.
you went through the whole machine?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Found a wire way down under door that was rubbing on drum when turning.Tape it and putting everything together and hoping it will work , which with your help i know that is where the trouble was. Thank you so much for helping
Expert:  william replied 8 years ago.

your wel-come good luck and thanks