no problem with the dvom, its a fluke and well they don't fluke. i have a cold water ground, when i had my service upgraded to a 200amp the brought the house up to code. the pipes that the washer hoses are connected to are pvc, and i don't get shocked with any other faucet in the house. i used a gfi tester and the plug is working properly. i'm thinking of running a ground to the dryer that sits next to it, since i'm getting shocked by touching it anyway, but i don't like it. there has to be a reason why this is happening and i don't really want to band-aid it. i touched metal all over the place and to the ground prong on the plug. good tone and less than 1 ohm resistance. i traced the entire harness and found no fault or rubbed wires. i have disconnected every switch and rechecked and i still get voltage from metal to ground. it only happens with the switch on, the machine works perfectly. no other problems.