Electrified Washing Machine!

Discussion in 'Electricians' Talk' started by ramsden, Feb 10, 2007.

  1. ramsden

    ramsden New Member

    I've just had my kitchen refit. Partly by me and partly by a professional. After everything had been shunted about and then put back into place, we started getting electric shocks from any metal bits in the washing machine - mainly the drum. Any ideas what's gone wrong?
     
  2. Jake45

    Jake45 New Member

    Could be static (did you have the floor covering changed?) although it's impossible to safely diagnose your problem without testing, for peace of mind call an electrician.

    Jake
     
  3. Real Spark

    Real Spark New Member

    Partly by me and partly by a professional

    Sounds like **** up by you and partly by a professional


    RS
     
  4. mutley

    mutley New Member

    Hi ramsden
    You need to check that there is an earth at the socket the machine is plugged into as this is a classic case of no earth at the washing machine.
     
  5. JP.

    JP. Screwfix Select

    Another reason why RCD protection is a good thing..to stop things like this happening (hopefully)..however do you get a tingle off of any other metallic items in the kichen..ie stainless kettle/toaster etc etc or is it only confined to the washing machine?
     
  6. thripster

    thripster New Member

    Have you rammed the WM in so far that a protruding item on the rear wall has pushed the back plate onto a live terminal inside the machine?
     
  7. Virtual Voodoo

    Virtual Voodoo New Member

    Simple cure........


    Don't touch the drum! ;)
     
  8. JP.

    JP. Screwfix Select

    Surely that would trip the breaker Thrip?
     
  9. JP.

    JP. Screwfix Select

    Or take out the fuse in the plug/FCU?
     
  10. JP.

    JP. Screwfix Select

    Maybe it is something simple like the earth has pulled out of the plugtop/flex outlet etc or has broken where it goes into the washing machine
     
  11. timeserved

    timeserved New Member

    get yourself a proper sparks to check it out. use niceic sparks, their not all perfectect but if you not satisfied report them, sorry lads but iv have a few sherbuts and im ****** if because there are so many blocks on this site that are doing all these jobs but havent got a clue what they are doing, sorry to vent my spleen on a saturday night but after a few jds it spills out sorry abou the spelling
     
  12. Clark Kent

    Clark Kent New Member

    Plug a loop tester in and see what result we get?

    !
     
  13. JP.

    JP. Screwfix Select

    Yes do an earth continuity/patency check and then check down from there....
     
  14. timeserved

    timeserved New Member

    please tell me you guys are self cert please.
     
  15. Clark Kent

    Clark Kent New Member

    please tell me you guys are self cert please.

    And?


    (yes I am)
     
  16. Lokkars Daisy

    Lokkars Daisy New Member

    Yes ,no earth at socket..
    JP rcd probably a good idea ,but not as a cover for poor installation
     
  17. JP.

    JP. Screwfix Select

    Yes ,no earth at socket..
    > JP rcd probably a good idea ,but not as a cover for
    r poor installation

    Exactly LD..exactly.
     
  18. Lokkars Daisy

    Lokkars Daisy New Member

    JP ,earth out of plug top ,yeh good point ,can't see the wood for the trees at times
     
  19. JP.

    JP. Screwfix Select

    You never know....tugging, this and that....things happen..
     
  20. Clark Kent

    Clark Kent New Member

    Aren't washing machines supplied with a moulded plug top?
     

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