If I understood the original post correctly, the current was not *by
design* flowing in the green wire. It was flowing in the green wire
because the white wire and the green wire were not connected at the
dryer as the instructions specified they should be. But to connect them
at the dryer when a 4-wire cord is used is a violation of the NEC, isn't
it? IOW, the instructions call for an installation method that violates
the NEC, and the design of the dryer is faulty.
On 11/10/11 03:40 pm, M Roden wrote:
> The expectation is that all current flows from Hot to Neutral and NONE
> flows through Ground, or the Green wire. GFCI's work on the principle
> of no current in the Ground/Green wire and should trip on as little as
> a few milliamperes of current imbalance between what is in the Hot and
> Neutral circuits (the rest being in the Hot to Ground circuit).
> By tying the Ground/Green wire to White/Neutral at places other than
> the Service Panel could circumvent this vital protection against
> electrical shock.
> Jim's original concern was that current was flowing in the
> Ground/Green wire which is indicative of a faulty design, failed
> components or both. It should never receive a UL certification if
> current is in the Ground/Green wire by design.
> On Nov 10, 2011, at 2:52 PM, ron<email@example.com> wrote:
>> On 11/10/2011 02:10 PM, Cortland Richmond wrote:
>>> That is the normally only place safety ground and neutral should connect.
>>> From wikianswers
>> I too, practice tying green with green connector on junction box.
>> But wouldn't it be electrically same whether tied @ junction box or @
>> service panel? What difference does it make that it should ONLY be done
>> at service panel?
>> Ron, wb1hga
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