Our dryer was left outdoors overnight and it rained. Should we be concerned about it shorting if we plug it back in?

  • Yes. . . . . . . – brhans Jan 15 '18 at 12:34
  • Then I'm concerned, thanks :) Do I let it dry a few days? Give up and replace it? – Rafi Jan 15 '18 at 13:09
  • Just to clarify, tell us more about what type of "dryer" you speak of. Most people reading this in North America will visualize a clothes dryer, which is a large bulky appliance. Your profile indicates you are from Jerusalem however, so it's possible you're referring to something else. – Tyson Jan 15 '18 at 14:58
  • @Tyson Similar to the clothes dryers I've used in the US. This one was manufactured in Germany. – Rafi Jan 15 '18 at 15:10

Dryers are designed for dry locations , but with that said they are usually close to a water supply and drain. I have not seen a dryer that if wiped dry would not be fine to run after getting some rain. Or being doused by an overflowing drain / washer supply line that bursts. A wipe down and moving it back inside I would expect it to be fine.

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    Agreed, but I'd still let it sit for a couple days to be sure. – isherwood Jan 15 '18 at 14:58
  • Yes, I'd let it dry out for a day or two. Your biggest risk from being outside is condensation, and that will get into everything. – Harper Jan 15 '18 at 15:30

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