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  1. M

    UK Kettle Element Keeps Blowing

    Hi, I'm the landlord of a rented property. I recently had the fuse box (dcu) changed from the old "wire type" to the newer mcb/rcd type. It has been 5 months since it was replaced by a qualified electrician. My tenant has informed me that he has replaced 4 kettles since then. 1. All kettles...
  2. Z

    UK Kitchen socket trip switch keeps triggering RCD even when nothing is plugged in.

    Hello & Merry Christmas, Last week when waking up the lights and sockets in the bedrooms upstairs were off, along with the ground floor kitchen sockets. Flipping the RCD, and the trip switch for the kichen sockets and upstairs lights seemed to work fine - we have no new appliance installed or...
  3. GBDamo

    The job that just keeps giving.

    Expecting a are tomorrow. Fault report, "Whole board blown" Found the circuit that had a dead short and was not only taking out the B6 MCB but also the B63 at the feed DB. This was an outside circuit feeding two lanterns either side of the door... And some new (Yesterday) sockets, just...
  4. The apprentice

    rcd keeps tripping

    hi there there split rcd board with rcd keeps tripping maybe once twice sometimes 3 times a day turned the washing machine on tripped straight away got rid got another’s one now it’s tripping jus now and then
  5. A

    GFI keeps tripping

    I wired my garage this summer. Installed panel, laced it in. 24 circuits. Over 200 plugs lights ect. No issues. It all works fine Except 1 circuit. 15 amp runs from panel to 1 gfi. Loads out to basic 15 amp plug. From there to gfi number 2 in the bathroom. In on the line terminals of course...
  6. JayKay70

    Dimmers keep failing after 4-5 weeks

    Hi all, The dimmer push button still works but the dimmer stopped working when i turn the button, i heard a pop noise and it was then when it stopped working. This is the second dimmer now and it has happened to both of them, not straight away, each one lasted about 4-5 weeks. I wonder if...
  7. Edtwozeronine

    Doogee screen keeps turning off despite settings

    This is my grandfather's doogee phone, not sure of the exact model - running some version of Android obviously... I did the usual and turned it off and on again, no luck! Screen goes to sleep mode or whatever they're calling it these days after what seems like 5 seconds of inactivity. It's set...
  8. J

    How’s work today ? My beer keeps getting warm

    Having a tough day. Can’t even be bothered to look at the Greek installation work
  9. D

    new to this i need help asap

    Hi everyone i am David i need some help please ASAP i have replace a socket put everything keeps tripping has anyone got any ideas please
  10. R

    Main fuse keeps burning

    Hi we are currently located in Nairobi, Kenya and have UK 240V. We have a problem that the fuse in the main fuse box keeps burning. Each time we replace the fuse it lasts roughly a month. We have seen that the burning to the wire is on the inlet side of the fuse. The house doesn’t have many...
  11. S

    Lighting MCB keeps tripping

    Hi all. Just after a bit of advice. Just got home on Christmas Eve, went to put the lights on as you do, then there was a "pop" from the MCB. Usually when this happens one of the halogen bulbs in the bathroom has gone and needs replacing. Usually resetting the MCB, identifying the blown bulb...
  12. Stephen Tromans

    Electric combi boiler keeps cutting out.

    We have a 5 years old EHC combi boiler which switches the central heating off now and again ( no pattern that I can see ). To get it working I switch through the programme options once or twice and it starts up. It can be ok for weeks or days. Can anyone suggest what is wrong with it please...
  13. E

    LED downlight issue 1x keeps cutting out

    Can any one help? Just been to a customers house and in a loft extension there are 6x LED downlights (cob). The last downlight in the circuit seemed to be cutting out when the dimmer was at the minimum so I replaced the standard LED for a varilight dimmer so the minimum could be adjusted...
  14. adamfromayr

    Powder coat oven keeps tripping mains rcd all off a sudden?

    Hi Okay my powder coat oven i built was fine until today! I had it working kept on for more than an hour etc Pretty pleased with it all 2 x 2000w elements fitted and then wired into a 32a blue socket to the 42a isolator switch But today its started tripping i looked insid emy control panel...
  15. C

    Hob Issues - RCD keeps tripping.

    We’ve just moved in to our new flat and the hob keeps tripping the RCD. I’ve checked the cabling behind the oven and can see the following. Oven is connected to a plug socket, this runs to a blanking plate that has the hob wired into it and then it runs on to a counter top red switch and...
  16. P

    RCD Keeps tripping and not mcb and not on the same side as MCB

    Hello hoping someone can urgently help with an issue I am having. I am carrying out electrical works on a 2 bedroom flat that is being refurbished. All I have done is changed single sockets to double sockets. Taken away a socket that was spured off another socket. Moved some lights into the...
  17. D

    light keeps going out

    Hi there, I'm looking for advice about a problem I keep having in my bungalow. The light in my bedroom keeps failing. It happened last year, the electrician put it right but it's happened again so I think there may be an issue that the electrician missed. I'd like to ask if anybody has any...
  18. Cupa

    RCD in consumer unit keeps popping, replaced with new one, still same issue

    Morning guys! Over the weekend I noticed that the 80a RCD in my consumer unit kept tripping. The house doesn't have anything particularly power hungry - no air con, no DIY tools. It even trips in the middle of the night sometimes (I know so because the house alarm has a little fit when it...
  19. philip Bredbere

    New sockets fault keeps tripping

    Hi I have put new socket in hall and ran cable straight to consumer unit,and connected to downstairs sockets . But it keeps tripping . I have used about 10 metres of cable . Why would this be any help be grateful.
  20. M

    Voltage Regulator keeps tripping

    I have installed a 16 amp variable voltage regulator to control the voltage for a DC generator running at 6 amps, each time when I switched on the regulator, it trips both the breakers at the generator unit 32a) and also the house breaker and blows the fuse in the plug. If I disconnect the...
  21. D

    Clear reasons why to change old wylex rewireable fuse board keeps poppin up sick of lookog like I'm

    See wylex boards do they need to be changed and need de clear advise the customers always re luctant an my advice and answers seems unconvincing. What reasons wwhy and de advice
  22. martinwood333

    Domestic Breaker Tripping under unusual circumstance...

    Hi there all. First off would just like to introduce myself real quick. My name is Martin and I live in Airdrie, Scotland! My Wife and I have lived in our house for a little over 3 years. For the past year or so, I've been experiencing a rather odd issue (which has gotten progressively worse)...
  23. B

    Advice needed electric keeps tripping

    Hi, so during the hot weather a few weeks ago my electric started tripping the main switch, this was happening at random times during the early hours of the morning, this happened for a couple of days then nothing for 2 weeks, spoke to my electrician and he was a bit confused by it all. Anyway...
  24. plodder1

    New fridge keeps tripping circuit.

    We recently purchased a new fridge and connected it to a different circuit to the one the old fridge used. It keeps tripping the circuit, can anyone advise what may be causing it please?
  25. Leesparkykent

    RCD keeps tripping....Help needed.

    LOL only joking don't really need any help haha.....Generally though just sat down after being out most of the day and 1 of the RCD's has tripped! reset it and its gone again 5 mins later. Looks like the tester is coming out the van tonight and to make it worse I wont be getting paid for it :(.
  26. Y

    help testing please

    hi all, just practising some testing in my garage, getting the hang of it all, ive wired up 6 lights with switches, and when im doing the insulation resistance test im getting 1000Mohms on my meter, would i be right in thinking that i write this down on the certificate as >999 ?? help me please :)
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