1. Qwe7410

    How to keep power trips isolated and not trip the whole place when testing faulty appliances?

    Having some 1400W 230V heaters to test and repair that have a power trip problem. I've unplugged all the connections and open them up one by one to identify the part that is causing the trips. Everytime it trips, it trips the whole place through the main circuit breaker. How can I do it safely...
  2. Jorry82

    Is this appliance wiring safe?

    Hi. We just removed a broken washing machine and saw it and a dryer had been wired together to the same wall box. The appliance wires had been merged and wired in as if one appliance. Is it safe to repeat this with a new washer?
  3. Daz2007

    3kw appliance moulded plug top

    Hi we have a client who insists on using 3kw induction hobs on their projects. These hobs are used 8-10hours per day and come with a moulded plug top. Safe to say the socket outlets keep melting/burning out. First thought was to remove the plug top and wire via a 16amp commando and appropriate...
  4. StageMan

    Can I Daisy Chain Appliance Adapters

    I live in Florida. I'm a Disabled Vet and I was given a Whirlpool Dryer Model: WED4850BW0 | Serial: M34317283 by a Non-Profit Veterans Organization. You can take a look at it here with its specs.--> Whirlpool Dryer - Model: WED4850BW My dryer's model number has a "0" after the "BW". Whirlpool...
  5. J

    More issues with a 230v appliance here in the US

    Back again with another question about a 230v apple grinder that I am using here in the US. I was able to wire on the correct plug and use the machine at a friends house who has a 240v outlet. Unfortunately, I do not have a 240v outlet at my house and have no open circuits to have one installed...
  6. J

    Question about using a 230v appliance here in the USA

    Hi everyone, I have what I'm sure is a very basic question that I would really appreciate some help on. I am a cider maker and recently purchased a new apple grinder that is manufactured in Germany and runs on 230v/50hz. I am wondering how I can use it here in the US? It came with a power...
  7. D

    LED lights cause appliance failure

    I installed 2 LED bulbs into my Genie garage door opener and it caused the microwave to lose power. They are both on the same circuit. When I tested the voltage at the microwave outlet it read 48 volts. That usually means a ground reference problem. Take the bulbs out and the microwave lights up...
  8. Helloworld88

    Viking Blower for ventilation starts up with downdraft ventilator is plugged in

    I have a Viking downdraft ventilator paired with a viking 600CFM Blower. I have all the connections made between the two. When I plug in the appliance, the blower immediately kicks on - and will never shut off. The rest of the appliance works fine and I can adjust the speeds of the blower -...
  9. lozarus

    Fixed Appliance RCD Protection

    Afternoon - despite a recent 18th edition pass (all but one right!) I'm having a bit of a moment whilst planning some upcoming works at our site. In reality I should wait, go home, refer to the big book and go from there. But it's playing on my mind and I can be a bit impatient. Also, I guess...
  10. T

    Cooker hood and bathroom fan connection via duel appliance outlet plate.

    I wish to install a bathroom extractot and cooker hood from an existing 32 amp 6mm cable . I intend to use a duel applliance outlet plate to split into two 6mm cables running to seperate 3amp FCU's from there 1mm cables to all parts that follow . See diagram . Is this in line withs regs. Thanks .
  11. I


    Hi everyone, I have read few posts about dual appliance outlet and wonder now if it can be used in my case. I have 32a 6mm cable to 45a switch supplying 6200w hob. Current oven is 2,4kw 13a plug. It will be replaced with 7,4kw induction hob and 3,6kw oven. Can hob circuit be used for both...
  12. I

    Appliance repair ?

    Is there much money in appliance repair im self employed. Get asked to look at appliances quite a lot, can do the basics. Is their any kind of training available for appliance repair . I have my pat testing ticket . Want to up my skillset so can do some of the more difficult repairs on expensive...
  13. W

    How does an appliance have a voltage through it??

    Was recently at a job where the dishwasher was getting a voltage through it, checked the spur and the cpc was disconnected. Understand the reason that’s it’s became live is because the cpc was disconnected, what I want to know is why has that caused the dishwasher to have a voltage through it...
  14. P

    UK Hello if I have an appliance with a max current draw of 5.55A and an short circuit current of 6.11amps what size fuse should I use in a DC syatem?

    Hello if I have an appliance with a max current draw of 5.55A and an short circuit current of 6.11amps what size fuse should I use in a DC syatem?
  15. C

    Multiple kitchen appliance failures

    I recently purchased a new property and in the three months we've lived here three kitchen appliances have had/ developed issues: Beko induction hob would not heat, appliance repair company said the main power control board was faulty and needed replacing; Half of 4 slice toaster (note...
  16. A

    Portable Appliance Testing with a Metrel MFT

    Hi, I am using my Metrel MI 3152 xc Eurotest MFT along with the Kewtech PAT adaptor plug and even after nulling the leads I am getting higher than the minimum 0.1 ohms when doing a class 1 earth bond test. Kettles and toasters are sometimes 0.46 ohms. Can anyone offer any advice on this please...
  17. W

    Kitchen appliance grid wiring

    Hey, Im just wondering on what everybody’s preferred brand of grid switch is?im looking for kitchen appliances switches marked up (can be white as out of sight) but after some decorative ones for the light switches in the kitchen. Its Not something i use at work so not up to date with them.
  18. W

    Socket voltage for a 120v appliance

    Hi, quick question. My wife had a small kiln installed by an electrician some time back. The kilns setup or needs are 15amp/120v. The outlet was damaged and I'm switching it out, but i only have a outlet that is 20amp/250v. Is it safe for the kiln to be plugged into that outlet? My understanding...
  19. M

    USA Variable voltage 220v Appliance (Type I) to 110v (Type B) socket,

    Hello everybody, I am not an electrician or anything of the sort, but figured that this would be the best place to ask my question. I have a 220v heating appliance with a Chinese Type I plug. The appliance has a volatge regulator knob that allows voltage to be varied anywhere between 0v and...
  20. A

    Kitchen appliance FCU

    It isn't a requirement for FCU's to be used for kitchen appliances ie dish washer or washing machine is it in a new build? I was thinking of just putting a double socket in a cupboard and plugging in the two appliance but have read about using FCU's and was wondering if this is a requirement or...