The Internet is crammed full of advice from experts, diy enthusiasts, and well intentioned people in forums. Millions of people try to repair their own appliances so it’s impossible to stop them. Whitegoodshelp has lots of useful advice but is very big on safety. If you must try to do diy repairs at least check... continue reading.
Electric shock risks in appliances
This is a category list of all my articles related to electric shock risks in appliances - what can cause them and how to avoid them. This isn't a large category so it's well worth browsing through them. You might be surprised how interesting or useful some of them are.
You need to be careful when using extension leads and cables with washing machines. It’s not ideal to plug a washing machine permanently into an extension cable because it introduces an extra risk of electrical overheating. Miele for example say in their washing machine instruction book, "do not connect via an extension lead. Extension leads... continue reading.
A bathroom isn’t an ideal place for a washing machine. For a start, if the bathroom is upstairs and washing machine flooded it could cause a lot of damage to the ceiling in the room below. A bathroom tends to be steamy and potentially damp. That is never good for electronics. However, it is OK... continue reading.
There are several safety related issues concerning plugging appliances either into double adapters, modern multiple extension sockets, or long extension leads. There are multi socket extension cables with room for up to 6 different appliances. As long as their combined usage doesn’t exceed 13 Amps you can safely plug in and use up to 6... continue reading.