What if the washing machine gives an electric shock?

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Every modern washing machine runs a small amount of electrical voltage through its housing.

– On the schematic of this technique, you can see the presence of an anti-interference or line filter where the capacitors connected to the chassis are shown.

– As a consequence, a static voltage is generated and this causes the technique to be electrocuted.

What is the purpose of installing a filter?

A special surge protector is included in every washing machine for the reason that during the operation of the electric motor, impulsive interference directly affects the operation of the electrical mains room is generated. Due to the mains filter, these disturbances are eliminated as much as possible.

If the machine is in good working order, this statistic is safe. If you touch a running machine with wet hands, you will only feel a slight tingling sensation.

If the static voltage breaks through to the housing, however, the laundry machine can be electrocuted several times over. In some cases, it may not be safe for human life.

In this regard, in the case of connecting the washing machine it is necessary to install it to proper ground level.

Water pipes or radiators should not be used to perform grounding, as plastic is often used as their materials due to the ability to provide insulation that protects them from the ground surface.

In some old houses, a three-core wire that is connected to a special switchboard (electrical panel) for grounding. In this case, an electric shock is prevented by a circuit breaker as a result of the circuit breaker’s response.

In order to identify the fault, it is necessary to pinpoint the exact cause of the electrical energy on the enclosure.

What causes electric shock in a washing machine?

  • Problems in motor operation;
  • Faulty heating element;
  • Incorrectly functioning mains filter components.

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