You turn on the washing machine and suddenly everything goes dark. Could your appliance be the cause of the blackout? If an appliance is malfunctioning, it can send electricity throughout your home, which can be pretty dangerous. Here are three of the most common issues you might encounter.
2. Power Surges
- You may hear a buzzing or vibrating sound whenever you're near the appliance, even when it isn't active.
- You may have also experienced a "static shock" or other electrical feeling when you touch the device.
- You may feel that the appliance is warmer than it should be, even when it's not on; this can be caused by electrical heat.