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rlr3703

09:11AM | 08/04/04
Member Since: 08/03/04
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Bvelectrical
Hi,

My husband made a small mistake and I am wondering if anyone else has experience with this and can tell me if it is a big problem or not...

We bought a cord for our new dryer. It seemed standard to me but if you want to see it, replace the ***** in the URL following with the L-word.(http://www.*****.com/lkn?action=productDetail&productId=148708-16503-RD100306).

The cord came coiled up and without taking it out of the packaging, he went to see if the 3-blade plug fit our 3-blade socket. He plugged it in but did not realize that that was a bad idea because there are exposed metal clamps on the other end of the cord, that were touching eachother... So you can imagine what happened, there was a noise, some sparks, and the cord melted in places and was stained black. I was just glad his hand was not on the metal and I did not harass him for not thinking about what he did before he did it!

Anyway, electricity makes me very nervous so maybe I am worrying about nothing, and maybe if I let him buy a new cord and plug it in correctly, everything would work. But I'd prefer to have an electrician check it out first before we use that outlet again... What do you all think?

Thanks!

-S

Tom O

12:27PM | 08/04/04
Member Since: 09/17/02
487 lifetime posts
Now you know why they call us Sparkies. Glad he didn't get hurt.

You might want to examine the inside of the receptacle in the area where the prongs of the plug mate with the receptacle. If there are pits, craters, displaced metal, you should change the receptacle. If you decide to call an electrician, have him make this examination & let him install the cord.

Tom
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