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  1. Les Macaulay

    Inspection of wiring to new industrial dish washer

    Inspected a final circuit for a new dishwasher of the commercial type, rated at 4.3 kW, about 50M from the D/B. Final connection joint to the appliance flex comprises connector block in a dry wall box with lid lying on floor of commercial kitchen. C1, C2 or C3? Isolating switch on opposite...
  2. B

    EICR big washer what size?

    What size washer would you all presume this is? It’s 20a radial fused down to 6 amps but I’m unsure of dryer size as can’t find details as confused between 7.4 kW and the 3.7A Thanks guys 1589965681 Also has gas inlet too
  3. D

    Vax pressure washer died

    Hi Can anyone give advice on my vax pressure washer. It was working fine, and has been pretty reliable. However its just gone dead after a day. Now, i did use a normal internal extention adaptor and thinking this could have done it. But after changing fuses etc still no look. But when i open it...
  4. GBDamo

    Washer dryer.

    After two visits from the "repair man" my washer dryer is still not fully drying (?) and my missus is chewing my balls about it now. So off with the lid and checked the following. Condenser water inlet valve motor is sound electrically. Or what i believe is, is so. Element, stat and sensor...
  5. Wilko

    The Washer Repairman Story ...

    Evening All - got a call from Customer who had trouble with her washing machine which resulted in a damaged outlet for me to replace. Story begins with an odour in the utility room, which she rightly detected was coming from the washing machine (a late model German device). As she pays for...
  6. D

    Domestic Vax pressure washer inline fuse

    Good morning all, I have a 2500W Vax pressure washer, almost 3 years old, but only light summer use, could be described 'as new'. Pressure washing the decking the other day, Mrs wanted to cut the hedge so I let her use the long decent quality outdoor extension, I used a short indoor extension...
  7. Soulsurfer

    Washing Machine Rcd Tripping !

    Hey all I'm sure it's an old frequently asked one but had a callout this afternoon where young couple just bought brand new high end Miele washing machine and had plugged into an old powerbreaker rcd socket in garage. As soon as it's turned on to start any program and door interlock operates as...
  8. C

    Industrial Compex Exia and ip washers

    Hi there i am looking for a question answered regarding Ip washers on Exia equipment, the equipment is rated at Exia iic T6 ip rating of Ip68 intrinsically safe in zone 2 with an Exde Hawke cable gland on the cable Ip rated at Ip66/67, does this still require an Ip washer as the minimum Ip...
  9. Soulsurfer

    Recessed wall washer ??

    Hey all looking un-successfully for a downlight style recessed wall washer just like the Robus Wilson model which can angle / tilt down up to 45 degrees to flood wardrobes, the robus unfortunately is only in white and they want satin nickel, brushed steel kind of thing to go with the steel...
  10. C

    Dishwasher need bonding?

    Hello Ive just fitted a new dishwasher and after finishing the tedious job of fitting the door cover etc The second manual states that it must be bonded. So I pulled it back out and there is a screw on the back in which to earth. My questions are, does the dishwasher actually need bonding as...
  11. S

    Commercial Glass washer tripping RCD

    Hi there. I was wondering if someone could help me... Glass washers are not my usual 'thing'.. The Lambrr glass washer in my girlfriends work is tripping the RCD. It was tripping every time she tried to turn it on and start a wash cycle, so I opened it up, fixed a small leak, dried it out...
  12. L

    Dishwasher heating problem

    Hi, I realise here isnt many appliance guys on here but I have been testing my heating element in my dishwasher because the water wasn't heating up, I am getting 28 ohms on the element but not at the spade connectors where the wiring plug clips on, should I get 28 ohms across the spade...
  13. B

    Domestic Faulty socket? Works the sink disposal but won't power a dishwasher?

    Chaps, I'll don a tin hat here as someone is going to tell me I'm dim. Problem is this: old property, plug socket under kitchen sink, it powers the sink food disposal churner thingy but when I unplug that and try to install a new dishwasher it won't send any power to it?? I just tried plugging...
  14. G

    Combining circuits

    Would anything forbid me from combining the clothes washer socket and kitchen dishwasher to a single circuit & MCB?
  15. G

    led rgb apollo wall washers

    sorry to interrupt but cannot seem to figure how to send to recipients-can any body re-direct this post installing led rgb wall washers and unsure as to cable required can i use 0.75 4 core flex to run 5 led washers @each unit is 54 watt and 2.3 amp /supply is from 24 volt 320 watt...
  16. F

    Non Electrician Socket/Dishwasher Question

    Hi I am not an electrician but stumbled across this forum when trying to find answers to my I problem so thought I'd ask here, hope you don't mind. The problem is one of the sockets in my kitchens seems to be blowing up my dishwashers. I have two gaps in my kitchen, either side of my sink, for...
  17. F

    Industrial Farm Barn requires 3 phase + N + E!

    Hi, The barn in question currently has a 230V Supply, 3 core 16mm SWA is used for this. There is one ring main (32A) and three lighting circuits (3 x 6A) installed in the barn. The farmer has fitted a new pressure washer in this barn that requires a 3PN+E supply (16A). The supply to this barn...
  18. J

    Burning smell from socket / plug when using dishwasher

    I have a 2 year old Hoover dishwasher and a couple of days ago it started causing a burning smell. At first we did not know what was causing the smell but have now worked out it is the dishwasher. Today I pulled it out and all looks OK. I sniffed the plug and that had the remnants of a burning...
  19. B

    Help 3phase dishwasher

    Hi guys fitted a commercial dishwasher today extended c/w supply made drainage alterations etc.Being a helpful stupid bloke connected up cables.Didnt know neutral changed from black to blue so have connected up incorrectly none of the breakers tripped am I in the brown stuff or not im a plumber...
  20. O

    Karcher K2 - Jet Washer - BNIB - unwanted raffle prize

    Pretty much as the description says, just won first prize in a raffle and we've already got one. Online they go for £105.00 + Please PM me with sensible offers! Thanks
  21. J

    Dishwasher tripping

    Afternoon all, going to look at my friends parents dishwasher today. when connected to the kitchen ring it trips RCD but they have since had it connected to an extension lead from the lounge and it doesn't trip. i was pre thinking that there maybe water at the socket. Does anyone one have...
  22. J

    Can kitchen sink & dishwasher waste feed to main sewerage waste?

    Or should it be totally separate to prevent risk of blockage / backflow? Builder has suggested running new kitchen waste to the sewerage downpipe that is in the room rather than digging up the front garden and tarmac drive to access the sewer direct. What would be the correct thing to do? He...
  23. R

    Ongoing re-call of Bosch/Neff/Siemens dishwashers

    Not sure if it's already been circulated, but product re-call of popular Bosch/Neff/Siemens dishwashers. Was quite suprised how many people I knew had effected models! Bosch, Neff and Siemens re-issue dishwasher safety notice - March - 2013 - Which? News
  24. S

    In-Rush Current on Pressure Washer

    Have an install where a professional pressure washer is popping the fuse on start up. The circuit is a 16a Radial from board to garage approx 15m long all fed by 2.5mm. The washer is a commercial 1 phase unit and has the auto start and stop once the trigger is pressed as soon as the owner...
  25. S

    Domestic job report: electric shocks from dishwasher

    I attended the above issue on a domestic property (TNS supply) and discovered the socket supplying the dishwasher was introducing line voltage to the earth connection. This was supplied by a fused switch spur located above the kitchen worktop which had no earth supply to it. This same fuse spur...
  26. M

    Shocks off dishwasher

    Had a call For sometime the owner was getting shocks off the dishwasher if they touched the sink at the same time. Tested 103v between the 2 Pat tested the dishwasher found live to metal 0.63 ohms traced fault to moulded plugtop replaced plug all tested fine with over 500M now the problem I...
  27. S

    Domestic W/c fill valve washer

    Hi all, just replaced the washer on my full valve. All works ok but is there a particular way these should be fitted due to the cross/nipple seen on the picture? I have taken pictures of both sides. Hope this makes sense!
  28. S

    RCBO trips with dishwasher

    Hi all, I have a Bosch sms2012gb dishwasher approximately 15 years old and it has started to trip my RCBO for the kitchen. I have pin pointed the trip to where the programmer reaches the main wash cycle as the photo shows. I can reset it a few times and then it finishes as normal. I have...
  29. P

    Domestic RCDs and "Inverter" washing machines

    Anyone got any idea why [LG] washing machines with "Inverter technology" continually trip RCD's? LG insist that the fault is not theirs and that the machine I know of should be connected to a non-RCD supply to remedy the problem. Given that most machines are in kitchens, ergo Special Locations...
  30. P

    Problem with a pressure washer

    hi im new to all this and wonder if you guys could help me out. I am trying to repair a pressure washer at work basicly it keeps blowing a 13amp fuse in plug every now and then 1 out of about 5 times of using it. its not that old we replaced the old one because of doing a similar problem but...
  31. S

    Dishwasher next to cooker??

    I have just been handed a kitchen drawing where the dishwasher is sited next to a cooker with only a 20mm decor end separating them.Does anyone know if this is against either the wiring regs or the building regs.I was always of the opinion a water source should be as far away from a cooker as...
  32. A

    faulty dishwasher

    I think have a faulty pump on the dishwasher , its the pump that pumps the water round while washing as opposed to the one that pumps the water out. Dunno if there is something i can test using my mft i can do to clarify any faults before buying a new pump. any ideas appreciated
  33. J

    Mist-air pressure washer

    Hi, I'm new to the forum, Im going to start off with advice wanted. I have a 10 year old cold water 230 volt 15 amp round pin Mist-Air power washer. We use it for washing our milking parlour on the farm, and I wondering if I need any RCD or GFCI protection for it. I store the washer in the...
  34. Y

    Spur for diswasher and washing machine in radial circuit

    Hi. I would like to know if I can connect socket to radial circuit to power diswasher and washing machine (double socket) with fused spur. I know that circuit should be fused 20A so if I use 13A fuse it will probably blow fuse if both working together, can 20A fused switch be used? (I don't...
  35. L


    A customer of mine has a small kitchen and wants me to fit a dishwasher in the unit below the hob.I am trying to think of a reason why not as its a bit unusual,but i cant think of any reason why not but would like opinions please.
  36. C

    Neon fused Spur for dishwasher

    Hi Everyone First post so don't be to harsh on me. Have a 13A neon fused spur for a dishwasher put in by a spark in 2.5mm. The dishwasher is an old mela variety with a cold feed. The neon area around the switch, the load outlet is also behind it is becoming quite warm in operation and then...
  37. S

    Comenda 415volt dishwasher can I plug in at home?

    Hi, I have a Comenda dishwasher and its 415 volts. Can I wire this up at home? Does it have to have a special power supply? Sorry not an electrician so it probably sounds like a really stupid question, but thought I would ask thanks!
  38. A

    Commercial Dishwasher-Cable with 2 black and green wires

    Hi everyone, Before I ask my question I would like to Thank each and everyone who contributed to this forum so people like me can read and learn! I need some help with connecting commercial dishwasher ,I come across cable with 2 black and green wires( I am attaching picture),first I thought...
  39. T

    Power washer setting off 30ma rcd

    While testing an installation the client asked me to remove a 30ma rcd which protects a power washer as it trips quite often. The powerwasher has a 13amp plug fitted which I'am about to fail,(portable applaince test) as the the maximum load is 17amps.How The fuse fails to blow I don't know.I...
  40. D

    pat testing dishwasher

    when pat testing my dishwasher on insulation res i get low reading of 1M ohm does this comply?
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