It is important to know precautions you can take when working with washing machines in order to be safe. Even professionals sometimes find themselves in danger so as a lay person it is more dangerous for you. The safety tips include the following.You need to be careful with electricity because it can kill. You should always make sure your washing machine is unplugged when you are working on it. Also know how your washing machine operates because some new washing machine modules can now give an electric shock even after the washing machine is unplugged. If you arent qualified and competent to work with electrical appliances then dont even think about taking the lid and back panel off.