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Jan
15
comment How to diagnose an electrified refrigerator frame?
I must say that I'm very surprised by learning all of this. You live and learn.
Jan
15
comment How to diagnose an electrified refrigerator frame?
So you're saying that in the old days they constantly got small shocks from the chassis of every ungrounded metal-frame appliance?
Jan
14
comment How to diagnose an electrified refrigerator frame?
So I guess with modern appliances it is now standard to have some small current flow through the chassis which must be handled by the earth , otherwise the user will feel it?
Jan
14
comment Why are all of my appliances becoming energized when ground wire is excluded?
Let us continue this discussion in chat.
Jan
14
comment How to diagnose an electrified refrigerator frame?
Would this answer also answer my current question?: diy.stackexchange.com/questions/57801/… and quora.com/…
Jan
14
comment Why are all of my appliances becoming energized when ground wire is excluded?
Yes, the adapter has no ground input. That is why my question specifies the ground wire as being excluded. Do you mean that I could test the ground from the outlet on the wall to a metal water pipe?
Jan
14
comment Why are all of my appliances becoming energized when ground wire is excluded?
The adapter has no ground prong. Also, what do you mean "real ground"?
Jan
14
comment Why are all of my appliances becoming energized when ground wire is excluded?
The same effect happens when different plug adapters which exclude the ground prong are used.
Jan
14
comment How can I diagnose the cause of my washing machine shocking me?
Yes, you are correct about Australian power. I tested it again on various spots and it varied from 4omhs to infinite. Yes, it worked normally whilst being plugged into a grounded plug, without shocking and whilst being plugged into an ungrounded plug, with shocking.
Jan
14
comment How can I diagnose the cause of my washing machine shocking me?
Could this happen with the way the washing machine motor works? I am interested in this theory because touching the chassis on the outside does not result in a shock, only the steel drum inside.
Jan
13
comment Plug-In Power Monitor causing washing machine drum to become electrified?
My question is: does this mean that the washing machine drum was always energized, and the only thing saving me from being shocked was that the ground wire was safely attracting the current away from me when I touched the machine? Does this mean that the only possibility is that somewhere inside the machine a live wire is touching the metal exterior of the machine? Thanks again for your help.
Jan
13
comment Plug-In Power Monitor causing washing machine drum to become electrified?
I also discovered a disturbing fact: the polarity does not even need to be flipped for the chassis and drum to become energized - I tested inserting a plug adapter with no ground connection between the washing machine plug and the power outlet. (so it just has live and neutral connections). The same effect occurred: the drum became energized and putting my proximity voltage detector within 40cm of the unit resulted in it beeping (it usually needs to be within 1cm to detect anything.)
Jan
13
comment Plug-In Power Monitor causing washing machine drum to become electrified?
I don't understand how I can get shocks from the drum and chassis and they can set my proximity voltage alarm off, but no readings come through the multimeter. Is it because I can only rest the probes on the metal drum and the resistance is too high in my multimeter and the current is happier to flow through the chassis?
Jan
13
comment Plug-In Power Monitor causing washing machine drum to become electrified?
Hi. It's been 1 year since your last comments, but I wanted to provide an update and ask additional questions. Per your advice, I purchased and trained up on how to use a multimeter in order to diagnose this issue. My results: From ground on plug to drum is infinite to 120,000 ohms resistance (changes when it moves). To other parts of the metal chassis it shows 83 ohms resistance. The live and neutral prongs on the plug show infinite resistance to each other. All other readings are infinite/blank, including voltage and current readings from drum and chassis while they are energized. cont...
Mar
6
comment Can you make your own epoxy grout?
that's great! do you have pictures? how smooth is it?
Jan
22
comment Plug-In Power Monitor causing washing machine drum to become electrified?
Either way, if polarity is flipped or grounding is dysfunctional - this would require that either a neutral or active wire inside the washing machine was inappropriately touching the chassis, right? Is that correct?
Jan
22
comment Plug-In Power Monitor causing washing machine drum to become electrified?
Well, the UK and AU plugs form a "T" shape. But in the UK it's upside down. They both have neutral on the right side. But the cheap adapters keep the "T" facing up, so the UK is upside down. On my more expensive adapter the AU and UK are both facing the right way. So, you would think that the neutral would stay on the right... but maybe one of the adapters is attempting to correct the fact that the "T" is facing the wrong way... by flipping the wires' positions... but then the UK to AU adapter is not...
Jan
21
comment Plug-In Power Monitor causing washing machine drum to become electrified?
Thanks for that. I confirmed with the manufacturer that they do not bond the neutral wire to chassis or drum.
Jan
20
comment Plug-In Power Monitor causing washing machine drum to become electrified?
Another question: would any of this suggest that the grounding cable in my building isn't functioning correctly?
Jan
20
comment Plug-In Power Monitor causing washing machine drum to become electrified?
No. But it does appear to flip the polarity.