(If this newbie question sounds stupid to you, don't get mad, I'm a
newbie at this.)
I have to replace a broken air duct in the freezer compartment of my GE
Besides shutting off the circuit breaker, do I also have to ground
myself the way I do when I work on the innards of my computer? If so,
then what's the best way to do that?
On Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 10:52:40 AM UTC-4, Steven L. wrote:
The grounding yourself procedure is when working on sensitive
electronic semiconductor components. Even then, I've never done
it. If I was in a dry, static prone environment, then I'd take
time to consider reducing the chances of a problem. But replacing
a duct in a freezer, no. Just open the breaker or unplug it.
I wouldn't typically even do that, just turn it off, unless
I was working on electrical parts.
Some GE refrigerators have a circuit board
around the back of the unit. I've never
done the ground strap bit. Anf zi'm furpektly
Christopher A. Young
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If walkling on the carpet with certain shoes makes a static charge on
your body, the kind that makes a spark when you touch something metal,
you absolutely have to dissipate that charge before you touch electronic
circuits. The current is low but the voltages are high, 50,000 volts
And it's probably true these days that there's a circuit board even in a
OTOH, you probably won't be touching it if you're working on an air
duct. And I havent' had a spark from my fingers in decades. It
depends on what the carpeting is made of and what the bottoms of your
shoes are made of. Wool carpet isn't very common these days and even
leather soles and heels are less common. Anyhow, you'll know if
you're generating static charges.
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