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  1. D

    Help troubleshooting automatic door lock issue?

    Hi: I'd appreciate any words of wisdom to diagnose the power locks on my 1998 F-150. Symptoms: -The key fob works to lock and unlock both doors (it will make the clicking sound ALWAYS and send current to the actuators; however about 1/4 the time the passenger door doesn't push the lock up...
  2. E

    Would appreciate help with a ground issue

    Working on a Yamaha Waverunner. Battery is charged, but key on stays dead. Ran the test light from pos battery terminal to the removed negative cable, nothing. Traced the negative cable to the starter bolt that holds it on, very difficult to get to. No corrosion noted. I thought I'll just...
  3. G

    Transformer Issue

    Hi, wondered if anyone could help with this. We have purchased a 12vdc caravan pump to use in our food trailer. They are designed to run off a leisure battery but we have a generator and would like to run it off a standard 3 pin 240v plug. What would be the best transformer to use? Attached is...
  4. Azizinum

    Do cable quality matters for my issue?

    Hello guys, i recently bought a monitor for my computer and the power cord/cable came with it is "type F to c5" and where i live the plug i need is "type G to c5", should i just buy any "type G to c5" and plug it into my monitor ? or do cables have different fuse and thin cable diffrences...
  5. T

    Oven grill

    My zanussi free standing ovens grill trips the main fuse after use when switching off. It most likely an element issue?
  6. O

    Washer/dryer pulley issue

    hello, Any advice is appreciated! my washer/dryer‘s drum has been making a noise lately. I’ve taken the back off and the belt pulley seems to be kick out on either end on every half turn.There is nothing obvious that it is catching on and pulley feels tight. Any ideas on why this is doing it...
  7. J

    Rules/Curtesy on back boxes (new home issue)

    Hi, recently moved into a new home and took off a faceplate to check for insulation. Not sure what the wiring was, but is it normal for the box to be wrapped in duct tape? also, there was no wire into the earth but I figure it could be to do with the fact it isn't an electrical socket? (the 2...
  8. wsoppitt

    Insulation resistance issue.

    This is a new 1 on me. Testing a ring final circuit within a timber outbuilding. All clear on insulation resistance with socket fronts connected but not screwed into metal back box lug. As soon as I connect any of the plates to the back box I'm getting around 16megohm between n and cpc. When...
  9. B

    Electric screwdriver issue

    Hello, I asked a guy to do this for me: View: https://youtu.be/EdUBR_xGBHc It almost works properly, but when I press the button fast or the screw is too tight not sure why but don’t rotate the head, feels like not enough power. What is the issue? Here is the video what I’m talking abo...
  10. G

    Still seeking help with starting issue.

    I posted back in April about a wierd starting issue but unfortunately got no replies and the issue is still ongoing and driving me nuts ! I have a 2011 Ford Ka 1.3 tdci. The car starts first turn of the key but the battery light stays on and the electric power steering doesnt click into action...
  11. C

    UK Light fitting issue

    I Replaced a new light fitting in the hallway it works fine but now the other light in the hallway is not working why is this?
  12. S

    Treadmill belt issue - HELP!

    Hi all Apologies if this has been discussed here before. I am quite new to Treadmills, I have this treadmill for about 4-5 years and I had no idea that we need to lubricate the belt in order to keep it in good condition but in all fairness, the treadmill has hardly been used. So I looked...
  13. C

    JIB Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) certification

    HI so I have been asked to do the electrics for a loft conversion in a bungalow, it is minimal work 2 sockets a light and a smoke all of which will be coming of a current circuit so no new circuits. does this mean I can just issue a minor works certificate ? thanks
  14. M

    Weird RCD Issue...

    We have a race trailer in which runs off both single phase and 3 phase. A contactor for each, which activates when plugged in, with the single phase all phases linked. The DB has a 100ma upfront RCD incomer, then 30ma Europa RCBO's. In 99% of scenarios there will also be a 30ma RCD on the...
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    Honda CRV 2019 Door Sills Compatibility Issue - UK part

    I currently own a Honda CRV 2019 – Touring model (2.4 Liter CVT 4 cylinder engine) –built in Ohio, USA. I’m interested to install illuminated door sill trims for my vehicle. I have checked and confirmed with my local Honda dealership who unfortunately only has OEM illuminated door sills but...
  16. S

    Grounding issue - getting small shocks

    This is proper first world problem but i hope someone can shed some light on this. I live on the sixth floor of an apartment block and have an outdoor terrace with concrete paving stones. I have put some fake grass on top with some polystone planters. I keep getting small shocks when touching...
  17. C

    UK RCD adaptor issue

    I am seeking professional advice. I have no electrical qualifications. On the last 2 occasions I have cut my lawn the RCD adaptor did not trip BUT when I disconnected the mower the RCD was completely dead (ie would not reset nor test nor allow power to any device) . On the second occasion I...
  18. barninks

    SDS issue?

    Been using my sds hammer drill last weekend drilling a core hole. just a milwaukee cordless one Had a few issues with the core bit - jammed now and again, was a bit of a pig but I come to use my drill again today and it seems that something is slightly bent (chuck maybe?) I only think that...
  19. R

    Treadmill Issue

    I have a Reebok treadmill it's about 11 years old. Was working fine until suddenly the belt stopped moving although the power was still on. I discovered that a 10 amp quick blow fuse had shattered on the circuit board. However when I replaced this the fuse kept blowing with a rather...
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    USA Three way lighting issue

    okay so noob question...during this outbreak no electricians will come into our house...so I've been messing around with simple projects. Outlet in the wall, moved a light fixture, installed a smart switch. But I F'd something up when I got carried away. We have a light next to the garage...
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    Blown Socket- Possible neutral earth issue

    Hi Members, This is my first post, I live in South Africa with similar domestic DB set-up as UK & Australia. Yesterday, we had a kettle blow the receiver socket in the kitchen and this tripped the earth leakage switch, I am trying to see if I can fix this, I have sa fair degree of knowledge...
  22. K

    Issue with having all LED spotlights in bathroom, 2 must remain Halogen

    Hi, I have 6 spotlights in my bathroom, when I moved into the house 4 years ago I replaced all 6 with LEDs but they wouldn't work, turns out I could only get the lights to stay on if 2 Halogen bulbs remained (1 on each end of the bathroom). Recently one of the 2 Halogen bulbs has died and now...
  23. C

    Car horn issue help need or fixer

    OK guys got mk6 tdi cr 1.6, added mfsw using correct clock ring and module, horn worked fine and so does the mfsw, after about 3 mths horn stopped working, checked horn direct to battery sounded, changed steering back, clock ring and module, no sound, fuse 17 fine, told relays 646 brought new...
  24. S

    Lighting intermittent issue

    Please forgive also posted on another site i wonder if anyone can help with intermittent tripping problem Distribution board 20amp MCB feeds a 20amp contactor to the outside sensor for external lights and bollards lights. Another small consumer unit wired in a way from the disi board and the...
  25. S

    Roller Shutter issue

    I hope this is the correct place to post I have a external electric roller shutter. it was working fin until last week my son accidentally gently reversed in to the shutter whilst it was opening. no visible damage ie bent slats etc Now it does not fully open stops 2 ft from fully opened. iv...
  26. S

    NICEIC Certification Scheme Can i issue an EIC?!

    Hi lads, Im new to the forum but have a question I think i already know the answer to. Ive been a qualified electrician for 10 years now, work as a sole trader for a few different people every year, ranging from new build housing to shop fitting ect. My question is... My sister needs her...
  27. G

    Puzzling tripping issue

    Struggling to work this one out. My house downstair's electrics keep tripping: - only started after old meter was replaced with a smart meter; - always happens (bar perhaps one time) when the oven is heating up, will be on a minute or two so isn't instant, but it's before it reaches...
  28. edexlab

    Overload issue

    I'm looking at a German made roller conveyor system 10 motors contactors controlled by a PLC Issue is customer says 3 mths ago motors started stopping and overheating, and would then start again when cooled down Overloads trip out PLC, input switches contactors off and someone presses reset...
  29. W

    Domestic fire alarm issue

    Hi all I have a small problem with a job im doing, 2 first floor flats above a shop with separate landlords area for the 2x flats which is a small stairwell out to a door on the street I have first fixed both flats, they will be each on their own single phase supply from the communal landlords...
  30. gazdkw82

    Pump wiring issue

    Connected up a showermate pump for a friend this evening. A plumber friend installed the pump a few months ago into the system, I just put a supply to it Wired a FCU spur from a RFC socket in landing. Tested the circuit. All is good. Energise the circuit. All good. Open the tap to enable the...
  31. T

    Unidentified issue

    Hi Everyone, I am struggling with a problem for what i cannot find any solution. I have an Opel Astra H 1.3 CDTI form 2008 and started to have some issues for a while. The situation is the following: My battery died on a morning, it was strange since the battery is only 3 months old. I took it...
  32. J

    Can someone help me fix an issue with my doorbell?

    Ok so I tried to replace my door bell, but when I took it out the wires were twisted and snapped off too short to rewire. I’m a trainee electrician with little to no experience so I’m stuck. Can I get some more wire and try to extend it by wrapping it around the old wire and covering it with...
  33. PeakSteve

    Sonoff Wi Fi DIY MINI smart switch issue.

    Has anyone had an intermittency issue with a Sonoff DIY MINI smart switch? This switch takes a voltage-free switch circuit (i.e. your old switch cable(s), separated from the mains) across it's inputs S1 and S2. Any change of state of the light switch(es) will change the output of the device...
  34. P

    LED light, switching /earth issue

    Hi, I have an LED landing light, which has 9 G9 LED bulbs. The unit has two switches, one upstairs and one downstairs. Ive found that when the upstairs switch is in the closed circuit position, but the light is off due to the downstairs switch being in the open position, there is still a very...
  35. T

    Gardtec 595 alarm issue

    My wifes been decorating and removed the cover of a pir sensor. Alarm went off as it should. However after replacing cover the alarm wont set and keypad displays check hall PIR. I have come across these snapped wires to what im guessing...
  36. B

    Issue with Keston C36

    I have a Keston C36 Combi boiler. Stuck in heating mode. I have changed the diverter motor as not moving to transfer across. This didn’t fix the issue. I’ve now changed the capacitor that drives the motor. Again nothing changed. Any ideas on what else it could be?
  37. B

    Lighting ring issue

    Recently been to a job to fix a D.I.Y fault on a lighting ring but can't figure ... So , client rings , outside flood light stays on all day .. there's no switch and she doesn't know where the power comes from .. I find power using a wire tracker .. and it leads to a double switch in the living...
  38. G

    16-Module Split Load Main Switch Consumer Unit issue

    I have an issue with finding out which of the ring circuits is causing the breaker to trip when any appliance is switched on it, can anyone tell me how to find out? I believe one part of a ring circuits is on one side and the other is on the other side of the split and I believe this is...
  39. J

    Light issue

    I changed a light switch in my master bath that had 3 black wires into the switch. I kept them oriented in the same way on the new switch, but now the light in my hallway bathroom doesn’t work. Why is this ??? I haven’t changed any other wires and I have checked the breaker. House was built in 1977
  40. A

    Meter tails issue

    Hi guys I'm installing a CU in a new build and have a couple of questions I need some guidance with regards to the meter tails. I need to drill a hole through the wall (for the meter tails) to access the main supplies which are located in the recessed box on the outside of the property. I am...
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