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Question DetailsAsked on 9/5/2017

What is positive n negative in the cord, they are blue n orange?

Keurig K40

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Next time keep track of what colors are attached to where? After all, that is what cell phone cameras were invented for, right - for appliance and tool repair selfies.

Could not find that info - you could try searching the various Youtube videos on repairing Keurig's. They state on their website and in owner's manual they will not help with repair info because the unit is not considered "user serviceable" other than the approved cleaning process.

In US electrical convention (not all manufacturers follow them) blue is considered equivalent of black if there is no black - so live. But orange is considered equivalent of red if no red - also live, so their color scheme does not help. BUT - in the new European IEC color schme, brown is hot/live (is what you are seeing maybe brown rather than orange) and blue is neutral - but since Keurig is out of Vermont they SHOULD have used the conventional black/white colors for US sold products, but Underwriters Labs did not force them to adhere to that. Go figure.

GENERALLY - but with imported junk these days no guarantees - the larger prong on a 2-wire cord will be the neutral (normally white wire), AND the cord should have ribbing or the printing/embossing on the neutral side of a flat cord, with the positive or "live" side being unmarked and with no ribbing.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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