It’s not uncommon for North Country Appliance Repair Company to be contacted by customers whose washing machine has started to electrocute. Users notice this when:
– Touching the body of the machine,
– Touching the drum (when loading or unloading laundry)
– Walking barefoot on wet bathroom floors,
-turning on the water: sometimes the faucet or the water itself is electrocuted.
Let us say at once that the washing machine may not be running. It is enough that it is simply plugged in.
Pay attention! Technique, which even “slightly” strikes the current – is dangerous! If you notice such a malfunction, de-energize the machine immediately and call a technician from North Country Appliance Repair Company.
Causes of washing machine electric shocks
Conventionally, we can divide it into two categories: washing machine malfunctions and causes related to the machine’s electrical connection. Among the electrical causes are:
1. Improper connection to the power grid.
2. Faulty outlet or wiring.
Below is a list of the most common breakdowns, which in combination with an incorrect connection of the machine to the electricity or malfunction in the apartment electrical system, lead to a situation when the washing machine pinches electricity.
The heating element is out of order
Most likely, the heating element is punctured, and the current goes to the drum when the heating element is turned on to heat. This is the most common malfunction when the machine is electrocuted.
Due to a breakdown in the insulation of the motor, the current when you turn on this circuit (washing, rinsing, spinning) goes partially to the housing or the drum of the washing machine.
Faulty mains filter
If the line filter is defective, there may be leakage to the washing machine’s chassis.
Failure of the power button
Faulty power button insulation on the washing machine can “breakthrough” the chassis.
Faulty power cord and/or plug
If the insulation is damaged or melted, the plug and power cord will give a current leak to the chassis if they come in contact with it.
Damaged wiring inside the washing machine
Damaged insulation causes current leakage to the chassis.
The above breakdowns are the most common. In fact, a leak can occur in almost any part of the washing machine. In practice, North Country Appliance Repair Company technicians have had leaks in the fill valve (the washer pinched only at the water intake), the drain pump (the washer hit when draining), and several other exotic cases. Given the fact that “piercing” can be almost anywhere, you should trust the diagnosis and repair only to professionals.
If you are faced with this situation, please do not risk your life and the lives of your loved ones. Call us or book now.
A North Country Appliance Repair Company technician will come to you, repair your washing machine professionally and with a warranty, and make it safe to use!