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Old 05-23-2011, 11:02 AM   #1
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electrical shock from vacuum cleaner in RV

Our new Bissell Powerforce gives out shocks while using it in the RV. Is that a serious problem? Thank you. J. Lloyd
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Old 05-23-2011, 11:22 AM   #2
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If you are pluged into a gfi outlet that keeps working then the shock is static electricity from the air moving thur the vacuum so NO problem. However if you are being shoked from a metal part of the vacuum then it needs to be looked at,
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Problem????!!!!

Its no problem as long as it doesn't kill you. Your going to have to be more specific on just how you are being shocked . If you are not touching anything metal on the vacuume then it's no problem, just static, however if you are in contact with metal when shocked it could be lethal.
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From your statements I assume it does not shock you when used in your house. This can mean you have a wiring issue in your trailer. Have you tried plugging the sweeper into different receptacles? A loose wire in the wiring panel is not unusual. Make sure your trailer is unplugged from shore power first, then remove the cover from the 120VAC breaker panel. Use a correct size screwdriver to make sure all screws holding wires are tight. Roadvibration loosens connections over time.
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that unit is 100% plastic in effect double insulated it is static electricity causing the shock
its the sole plate and rotating brush against the carpet acting like a vanderaff (sp) generator no harm will be caused to vac or you.
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thank you, everyone, for responding to my problem. You really helped out. Home01decore
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