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How to prevent live/neutral/ground cables being swapped?

The individual wires within an appliance cable are often color coded or (with lamp cord, for example) have a pattern molded into the cable housing on one side. Before you disassemble: Look at the ...
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How to prevent live/neutral/ground cables being swapped?

First, school up and follow Code. A lot of people try to "stretch" their skills when doing electrical work. Don't do that - take your time to learn how to do good work. Don't guess or ...
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Cause of recurring out-of-balance during wash / spin cycle in Fisher Paykel AquaSmart top loading washer?

The metal cylinder at the bottom of the suspension rod contains a spring and a damper consisting of a lubricated foam elastomer ring tightly fitted into the groove of a plastic piston at the end of ...
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How to prevent live/neutral/ground cables being swapped?

Most wires for where it matters, hot, neutral, and ground are colour coded. Neutral can only be white or sometimes grey, ground is bare or green, and hot can be most other colours(for North America). #...
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Why does my oven trip the kitchen circuit fuse?

With ovens, it is often a problem with a heating element. The elements are metal tubes, filled with a mineral powder insulation. A heating wire runs down the middle. If the oven hasn't been used for ...
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What’s up with this washer’s wiring?

Sometimes washers get too much, or the wrong kind, of detergent and create a huge pile of soap foam that can work it's way into the electronics and cause havoc. That doesn't look like it was done in ...
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