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Electrician Needed for 5 Minutes - June 24, 2011, 07:40 AM

Those of you that know me know thay I hate working with electricity. I am working on my washing machine and need to take out the motor. I am doing what is in the video below. I live in Kingstowne, is there anyone that has insulated pliers and screw driver that could help me discharge this capacitor?



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You need an electrician to take an insulated screw driver and touch the terminals of a capacitor?

I don't think you should be working on this washing machine.

Also, the Tau constant of that cap is probably much larger than the length of time he was attempting to drain the capacitor.
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Also, the Tau constant of that cap is probably much larger than the length of time he was attempting to drain the capacitor.
Not when you're using a screwdriver to short the terminals.

Is this simply a start cap for a single-phase motor? If so, it's going to discharge itself pretty quickly after you turn the thing off. I wouldn't worry about it.


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Not when you're using a screwdriver to short the terminals.

Is this simply a start cap for a single-phase motor? If so, it's going to discharge itself pretty quickly after you turn the thing off. I wouldn't worry about it.

When dealing with capacitors the best advice to give is: "I wouldn't worry about it."
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The charge stored in the capacitor will be negligible within 24 hours of being disconnected from an AC source.


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I feel your pain, I replaced the transmission on my GE washer two years ago. The construction of the entire machine was depressingly flimsy. With the machine unplugged and the connector bus unplugged from the motor, I doubt that you'll get bit, but since the current will be travelling from one pole of the capacitor to the other (not to ground), any screwdriver or a loop of insulated wire should do the trick.
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When dealing with capacitors the best advice to give is: "I wouldn't worry about it."
I catch the sarcasm. I'll repeat my advice. If it's a start cap on a single phase motor, I wouldn't worry about it.


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Take a good look at the screwdriver you used to get the panel off
Now back at me..
Back to your screwdriver.
And now back to me

Which one do you think is most likely insulated?



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