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  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2009

    Older Refrigerator – Getting Shocked

    I have an older refrigerator in the shop. It has a 2 wire 110 v plug.

    From the case to ground I measure 56 v. The voltage is constant even if the compressor isn’t running.

    I’ve turned the plug around in the outlet – no change. I’ve checked the wiring – no bare wires touching.

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks -


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    a fridge has wires running all thru it, lights, door strip heaters...(sure there is better name for those) look online for scematic,
    Jason J Saylor
    Pinellas County Schools
    HVAC Tech/Part Time HVAC Instructor Fortis College
    Pinellas County Florida

    "You will encounter many distractions and many temptations to put your goals aside: The security of a job, a wife who wants kids, Whatever. But if you hang in there, always following your vision, I have no doubt you will succeed.”
    Larry Flynt quote

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Planet Earth
    I had the same thing happen to me many years ago. If I remember correctly there was a relay the 110v went through inside the frige and that was causing the problem. Sorry I can't be more specific. I just trashed it and bought another one...used.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Omaha, NE
    At the very least, put a 3-prong grounding style plug on it and ground the chassis. Better yet, replace it.

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