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leakage test

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ample current

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I tested a washing mashine today and it failed the leakage test.
What it the relationship of this test to an insulation test?
It gave a reading of 0.76mA
The insulaton test was good with >20M Mohms
amd earth continuity was ok too.

Any insight would be nice please.
 
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Edward Amsden

Did you retest it? If so was it the same again?
Awkward thing to run and then try again, but did you do this?
I would like to know the answer myself..
 

telectrix

Scouser and Proud of It
Respected Member
0.76mA --nowt to worry about.
 

spark 68

Electrician's Arms
What it the relationship of this test to an insulation test?
There is not always neccessarily a relationship, as the IR test is carried out with DC, and the leakage test is carried out with AC, things like filter/suppression and motor start/run etc. capacitors which allow some AC to pass normally, but block DC (normally) can skew the results somewhat.
 
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ringer

Electrician's Arms
If this washing machine has electronics on board then I would be testing for an upper limit of 3.5mA. This machine would therefore pass on this particular test.
 

Patman

Regular EF Member
Check the C of P. A washing machine is classed as moveable/stationary and over 18 Kg - therefore leakage limit is 3.5mA.
 
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