Question about Maytag Neptune MAH5500B Front Load Washer
Like I totally don't get this one and its beginning to irritate me: Ok here goes, I put a radio in the bathtub and plugged it into the gfi so that way I don't get shocked. BUUUTTTTT... it is fine when I turn it on until I turn the shower on and then pooof it goes out and I always find the gfi tripped. It only seems to do it when it gets wet which is stupid cause the gfi is supposed to protect it from the electric so I think maybe the electrishun wired it wrong or its faulty or something. And I called him and complained about it but he acted like I was stupid and said I shouldn't have electrical thingys in the water. He doesn't want to admit he made a mistake and I just want to find some people who agree with me and are willing to back me up in that it isn't working like it should.
The electrician should not have insulted you with his attitude but the GFI trips when a ground fault is detected. The water &/or steam is creating that fault path and so the Ground Fault Interrupt trips to protect you. The GFI outlet is working properly. Note that a GFI outlet is not designed to trip many, many times and sooner or later will fail to reset. BUT:
The only type of radio to be used in a wet area is a battery operated unit. Any AC voltage equipment of any type should not be used near the tub or shower.
Posted on May 26, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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