My 1950's Electric Pressure Cooker/Canner Shocks Me


Old 08-10-13, 05:56 AM
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My 1950's Electric Pressure Cooker/Canner Shocks Me

I have a Mirro-Matic Electric Pressure Pan Model# 184M - 4 Quart. It has a 2-prong power cord that plugs into the unit. The cord has a 2-hole female end that plugs into two prongs on the temperature adjusting potentiometer. The unit heats up and works fine. The little orange light turns on to indicate when the coils are heating up. But, if you touch any metal portion of the cooker it shocks you. I'm guessing it's a grounding issue but, not sure how to fix it.
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Old 08-10-13, 06:06 AM
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Probably not a grounding issue but a safety issue due to insulation failure in the pot.. Use an analog multimeter to measure between the pot and a metal water pipe or the ground of a grounded receptacle. Any voltage reading means the pot is unsafe to use. I don't believe it can safely be repaired.

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