Originally Posted By: mhenderson
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I have a few questions I need answered…recently my sister called & said that her lights would flicker just once when she turned on the washer or dryer…or microwave(which is on a different outlet & circuit upstairs)… I went to her house & checked the outlet for the washer/dryer& it had an open ground but was all hooked up properly?It only flickers once at the initial start…same with the micowave… The panel is a squareD split busbar with a 60 amp disconnect used as a shut-off somehow.The panel is rated for 125 amps…& the service wire is #2 aluminum…1st can I upgrade to 100 Amps…(I don
t see any problem there)...if I do that,will that help the 1x flickering stop..seems like those motors draw initial amps that may flicker the light that 1x...she also has an electric stove.. the fridge motor doesnt flicker the light…nor does turning on the stove… just those 2 circuits… the open ground near the washer/dryer is a safety concern…& so is the 1x fickering.
I`m confused about whats happening & need alot of input from the experts out there…Help me …OB1 Kenobee your my only hope