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thedanimal

10:24AM | 11/08/04
Member Since: 11/07/04
2 lifetime posts
Bvelectrical
Hi all. I have an older Hotpoint fridge that I keep in the garage, and upon opening it with the metal handle I am getting a pretty good electric shock. I have not done anything at all regard to how the fridge is situated or plugged in. It seems that this has materialized overnight. The plug has a ground and I'm wondering if it's not the fridge but the wall socket perhaps.

Needless to say I've unplugged it. Any direction on what to do would be appreciated, as I'm not too anxious about buying a new beer fridge!!

Thanks,

Dan Haydon

appliguy

05:52PM | 11/08/04
Member Since: 07/23/04
491 lifetime posts
Hi,

**Needless to say I've unplugged it**

Good!!

**The plug has a ground and I'm wondering if it's not the fridge but the wall socket perhaps.**

Could try another outlet....*carfully*! A ground short in the outlet would probably blow the house fuse/breaker, the refrigerator may not depending on where the problem is.

The refrigerator would have to be slowly and systematically checked one system at a time ( defrost parts, compressor, lights, fans, ect ) to see what is bleeding power to ground and giving the shock. No easy way to do this!

jeff.

Appliance Repair Aid

http://www.applianceaid.com/

thedanimal

08:32AM | 11/09/04
Member Since: 11/07/04
2 lifetime posts
Thanks for the help Jeff. I think I'll get a circuit tester and test the outlet. If it's good I suppose I can take the fridge to the shooting range (just kidding).

Thanks again,

Dan

appliguy

08:55AM | 11/09/04
Member Since: 07/23/04
491 lifetime posts
**I suppose I can take the fridge to the shooting range (just kidding).**

If you do that...take pictures!! :D

LOL!!

jeff.

Appliance Repair Aid

http://www.applianceaid.com/
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