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Old 05-21-2016, 07:40 PM   #1
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Electrical shock on outside of water heater

Hello. I just dewinterized my trailer and went to drain the water heater after I made sure it was working and in getting a light shock from the metal around the heater on the exterior. Anyone know what's going on?
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First thing, your rig has to be grounded. That is, the third prong, i.e. ground, has to be connected through the cord, and to your home outlet.
I suspect that if it was, you would have tripped a breaker or a GFCI.
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No breakers tripped
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Then I really suspect you don't have a good chassis ground (third wire) from your TT, through any extension cords or adapters, and into your home or site outlet. The ground has to be continuous.
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