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Possible Causes of Electrical Shocks

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

Causes of Electrical Shock from a Machine: Testing for a Electric Voltage Leak, I have been receiving electric shocks from my washing machine.

Electrical Shock from a Machine

Electrical Question: I have been receiving electric shocks from my washing machine.

This electrical question came from: Eric, a Homeowner from Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Eric.

Causes of Electrical Shock from a Machine

panel breaker machine wiring

Application: Troubleshooting and Testing Electrical Circuit Wiring.
Skill Level: Advanced – Consult a Qualified Licensed Electrician.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and Voltage Tester or Continuity Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on experience and level of electrical system problem solving skills.
Precaution: Testing live wires is dangerous and should be done by an experienced electrician only. Testing using a continuity tester should only be made after the circuit has been identified and turned OFF and Tagged.

Possible Causes of Electrical Shock

IMPORTANT: A voltage test should be performed by a Qualified Electrician to identify and correct the electrical fault.
Typical Causes of Electrical Shock

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Testing for a Electric Voltage Leak


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