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Shocking Kitchen Garbage Disposal Problem


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

How to Fix Your Kitchen Garbage Disposal – Fully explained dishwasher disposal wiring diagrams with pictures for wiring the outlet that serves a dishwasher and a garbage disposal.

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Electrical Question: We recently had our kitchen remodeled. I just got done doing dishes and was cleaning the sink. When I went to push some left over food particles down the garbage disposal I got zapped. Not like the static electricity kind, kinda like the pins and needles kind. I did this twice to make sure and sure enough it happened again. Both times the water was running.
I then tried putting some stuff in it and touch all around it (near the black rubber parts) same places as before and nothing. So its only when water is running is the garbage disposal giving off this shock.
I was hoping you can shed a little light on this for me. I am now a frantic mess thinking my house will catch on fire! Please help!

This electrical wiring question came from: Erika, a Homeowner from Woodlyn , Pennsylvania.
Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Erika.

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Erika, this is a serious safety issue and I would encourage you to contact the remodeling contractor or the electrical contractor who installed the electrical wiring and have them come back and check their work and perform electrical tests to identify the problem.

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