My Almost Electrocution - A Follow Up

posted on 10/24/07 at 09:40:09 pm by Joel Ross

The other day, our washer quit draining, and in my attempt to get the water out, I came close to electrocuting myself. In the post about it, I had a picture showing that the screwdriver had melted where it came into contact with the washer.

Well, yesterday, I pulled the washer apart to replace the lid switch, and here's what the washer looks like:

InsideWasher

In the lower right corner, you can see that the washer also melted - a bigger indent than on the screwdriver! That would explain all of the sparks that were flying!

By the way, the part in the upper left corner is what I replaced. In the picture, you can see that it's fallen apart. So the good news is that after replacing the part, the washer works again!

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