My daughter said she got a tingle cooking, just a mild one, thought maybe h
er skin was too dry. Yeah, maybe, but......
I dug out the Simpson 270 and checked. Tested an outlet, 124 V. Tested fr
om the hot of the outlet to the sink faucet, about 105, so there's a good g
round on the sink. (sometimes you get a plastic pipe and no ground). Test
ed to a pan on each burner. Zero volts on 3 burners, nearly 50 on the one
she was using.
Replace the burner, you think? Do they go bad over time, and lose insulati
On Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 8:10:13 PM UTC-4, TimR wrote:
I would not say that qualifies as a good ground. The metal water piping
is supposed to be bonded to the grounding system of the house. You should
have see ~124 V, you have a missing 20V, which isn't right. I'd check
where they are bonded together, do some more measurements, etc.
(sometimes you get a plastic pipe and no ground). Tested to a pan on each burner. Zero volts on 3 burners, nearly 50 on the one she was using.
Isn't there metal supporting and touching the burner? IDK how yours
is built, but on mine the burner is held by metal supports and I would
think it would be at the same potential as the rest of the exposed metal
of the stove.
The one time a friend got a shock from the stove
burner, turns out the three burners were case
grounded. The shocking one was not grounded. I
ran a short copper wire from the burner to the
sheet metal of the stove. No more shocking.
In your case, I'd suggest to shut off the power.
Lift the range and see if you can find (and clean
and grease) the grounds for the burner elements.
Some burners lift right out, and you can wire brush
the case ground (typicaly inch forward of the electric
Or, you could call an electrician and pay someone.
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