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 isnt running.
Ive turned the plug around in the outlet no change. Ive checked the wiring no bare wires touching.
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
Inspection Experts INC
East Coast Division
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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.
At the very least, put a 3-prong grounding style plug on it and ground the chassis. Better yet, replace it.