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My renter says she gets a shock from the stove. But there is only when water is associated with the stove on. She even said that if the washing machine is on she can get a shock from the stove, which is 15 feet away. I have checked the wiring connection at the stove and everything is properly installed. I am very confused since I can not duplicate the shock.

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Take your volt meter set it on 250 volt ac scale touch a frame of the stove with one lead and turn on the water at the sink and touch the sink with the other lead, you may need to add wire to one of the leads to get it to reach let the hot water run for several minuets before you touch the lead to the sink if you get a volt reading then you have an open water heater element in the water heater
the thermastat in the heater is calling for the element to come on power is applyed to the element but with it open the electricity is in the water
when you touch the range whitch is grounded and a sorce of water ie the heater YOU make the return path to ground when you touch the stove

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