Originally Posted by fixitgirl18
I am about to replace the Control Board and maybe the Control Panel in my Maytag dishwasher since it stopped working. I am relatively new to appliance repair and haven't replaced too many parts that connect directly to an electrical source -- I replaced the rotors and belt in my dryer, but that wasn't connected to wires.
I want to make sure I do everything possible to avoid electric shock. I am shutting off the power source and the circuit breaker downstairs in my fuse box. I read someplace that appliances can "store" electricity. How can I make sure I don't get shocked? Should I buy a volt meter or something to absorb the electricity at my local hardware store? Please advise.
If in doubt ask, good Idea,
Once you've shut off the breaker, or unplugged the power cord you'll be safe,
Not all products store electricity, TV's, Microwaves, units with capacitors, Do.
So you'll be safe,with the power off.
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