Appliance Circuit Basics | Repair and Replace

What is a short circuit? Why do appliances have ground wires? In this episode of Repair and Replace, Vance explains the fundamentals of appliance circuits. You’ll learn about the differences between an open and closed circuit, short circuits and ground faults. Understanding how circuits work will help you troubleshoot why an appliance isn’t working properly.

Learn more in these videos:
Multimeter and Electricity Basics
Appliance Component Testing – Part 1 (fuses, heating elements & thermistors)
Appliance Component Testing – Part 2 (switches, solenoids & motors)

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00:00 Intro
00:51 Circuit Basics
00:35 Open Circuits
02:36 Circuit Failure
03:10 Short Circuits
04:05 Ground Fault

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