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    Smeg Opera A3 Main Oven Won't Turn On

    My Smeg Opera A3 has just developed a fault with the main oven. Nothing works at all. Fan, oven element, grill element lights - all dead. I've changed the main oven element before when that failed but it's clearly a different problem. Any suggestions where to start? Thanks.
  2. naylorpd

    3 phase RCCB tripped, won't reset

    Hi, in my garage I have a 3 phase RCCB that has tripped and I just can't get it to reset, even with all the downstream MCBs switched off. Bit of a nuisance really as mother in law has no power to her flat above the garage and the garage door and front gate don't work. I tried uploading photo...
  3. Lister1987

    Megger 1730 won't complete IR dead test at any range

    As title, playing with test rig and running through dead tests; conductor continuity passes fine but if I try and do any range IR test it just won't have it. I've tested the dead short to verify leads are ok and they are, I can't figure out why it's not running the test, it's a dead rig so no...
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    My RCD won't reset after testing

    my RCD's wont reset after testing. I have 6 RCD in my fuse box all in a row (and only 4 MCB - which doesn't seem usual). After pressing the test button, the RCD triggers. The RCD won't however allow itself to be reset. I have tried resetting with all the MCB turned off as well as all...
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    Dishwasher Siemens won't start, instead the on/off button beeps.

    Hi, I am totally desperate, looking for advice. With the Covid, nobody wants to come home to repair my dishwasher. It is a Siemens SN65E003EU/43. I had a problem with the draining pump which I remove and cleaned. Once I plugged it back in, nothing happen and the dishwasher won’t start...
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    ISE 10 W256W (ASKO WM70.1) washing machine won't turn on

    Can anybody please offer any guidance with the following problem. The power button doesn't work but when turned off at the socket, left a few seconds and turned back on, the lights briefly come on. The history so far is here.
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    UK I replaced the light and now my heater switch won't switch on.

    Hi I replaced few of the lights 4 to be precise 2 downstairs and 2 upstairs and now my heater won't turn on. Is it just the coincidence? Did I make a mistake? All the other socket is working but the switch next to the heater won't turn on. I replaced the fuse.. also, if I am correct, light and...
  8. M

    WiFi switch won't work. Two lights two wires. One switch

    Hey guys So I tried to change my light switch today to a WiFi on When I took the switch out there were two live wires. One brown and one blue with a brown casing on it I hooked up the wires as stated and that were similar to what the origin Al switch was set up to The power came on the...
  9. D

    Emergency light won't switch off - correctly wired new lights.

    Hi, here's a good one - replaced 15 E-lights recently, (tube type replaced with Newlec led type), and noticed one of the old outside Thorn 2D E-lights was on when driving past a few days later. The Thorn lights are all up to spec and function as they should. Went to investigate and it seems that...
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    New cooker dp switch, existing wires won't reach terminals..

    Evening all, Not a qualified spark so I thought it better to ask than make assumptions. Swapping all switches/sockets in our house to screwless ones, all going fine until I went to swap the cooker isolator switch. The old one has feed top, load bottom. The new one has load top, feed bottom. As...
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    Help! VW Golf GTE Car Horn won't shut up

    Hi all, new to the forum so apologies if this one is covered in a separate thread please feel free to redirect me :) I have a 2017 (67 plate) GTE and 4 times in the past month the car horn sounds constantly for over 10 seconds, pauses for a second or two then sounds again constantly when I...
  12. Timbo

    MK Masterseal RCD sockets - won't reset.

    Hello everyone I was wondering if anyone else has had problems with these sockets not resetting. I have a client with three of them for the purpose of servicing air handling units. Rarely used but just will not reset. Installed 5 years ago. Regards, Tim.
  13. J

    Led bathroom mirror won't turn off !!

    Hi guys. I have a led bathroom mirror the other day it was turning on and off on its own now it won't turn off. Any ideas what it could be? Thanks in advance.
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    Notching the side of a joist?

    I know the regs for the regular notching of joists, but I can find nothing about notching up the side of a joist. I need to route my cables up past a large wooden beam 4500mm x 400mm, 115mm thick. Do the normal rules apply? 0.07-0.25 of the length and 0.125 of the depth? Or is it a no go? Cheers
  15. Spoon

    Turkey protest

    This has to some sort of sick joke. Who would think of such a bill..... Turkey: Thousands protest against proposed child sex law - BBC News -
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    Wiring & fuses required for new Neff hob & double oven ?

    Hi guys, A little bit of advice would be most appreciated: I have just purchased a Neff 4 ring ceramic electric hob with a total load rating of 6.6 KW & Neff double built in electric stainless steel oven (going into tall cabinet) both oven consumption of 0.79 KW each with a total load rating...
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    Domestic horstmann economy 7 timer not working

    hi, yesterday I just noticed my horstmann economy 7 timer not working... I tried the boost (1 hour) button, it still can light up on the indicator and heat up the water tank. However, when I used the Timed dial to set the time, I turned the dial a whole circle it won't heat up the water also...
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    Accountancy question

    I'm in the process of setting up on my own, and I'm looking into getting a van on finance. My question is having set up a ltd company if I get the finance on the van in my name can I claim the vat back and tax through the company or would the loan have to be under the company name (think I will...
  19. GMES

    Off to work shortly

    It should be bloody banned on God's day. Hopefully be back on here for lunchtime, Just got a couple of supplies to get in and some Dol starters ready for some extractor fans going in next week. I know it won't be the same on here this morning without me but it won't be forever, so stay strong...
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    Domestic Notifiable works.

    I am building a small timber frame extension for a client and am planning to wire it myself , I have a part P domestic installers qualification with the 17th C&G. I want to check whether this is notifiable work. As the plan is to extend the existing ring final circuit and lighting circuit only...
  21. D Skelton

    Elex Manchester

    Who's going, and on what date?
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    main fuse/ tails upgrade

    am now working on a property ( installing a second shower) due to the load change . 2 x 8.5 kw showers = 74 A And the main income only being 63A main fuse , 16mm tails. I need these upgraded . Do i need western power + the suppliers out to do both sides ? ( ie after /before the meter ? )...
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    Rcd Requirement

    hi all nice to be here im looking for help would be handy to get some definitive clarification on this. regarding regs over when an RCD is required. What if I have a CCU that has sockets and cooker protected but not any other circuits and the install is 20 years plus older. What if there is no...
  24. Redvanman

    Signing off others work

    Does any one know, now that they have dumbed down Part P, if you have to register to sign off someone else's work or if you are already a member of a scheme you can just do it. Plus what certificate do you use because if you haven't installed it surely you can't use a EIC. Maybe a EICR? thanks chaps
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    Third party Part P inspections

    Does anyone know what is happening with the new 3rd party inspection system that is coming in with the changes to Part P. E.g. how do I find someone that is allowed and insured to do the inspections?
  26. B

    changed a light and now it doesn't work????

    Had an email from my wife, one of her friends husbands changed a light over and now it doesn't work. Dunno what people think sometimes, I can almost guarantee he mixed a neutral with sw/wire! I wonder if people think, how hard can it be, electricians can do it?? lol Anybody else get this?
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    Require Training

    Hi all I am new to this forum and looking for some advice..I am currently doing the 2357 city&guild and I am close to completing the 17th edition but the trouble is I need a bit of hands on training.. I am willing to work for free jus to get a bit of training can anyone advice me what to do.. It...
  28. S

    Main Fuse ID Help

    Having trouble identifying the main fuse on a recent CU change ( 1939 Semi ) to put on EIC, it’s an Aeroflex Fluvent Type AFS 60A rated, dimensions are approx 78mm long by 17mm wide. Have tried DNO and are no help. Any help would be appreciated as I am unsure of the KA rating. Thanks
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    Has anybody ever reported another approved contractor to the NICEIC?

    I'm unhappy that I've lost out on a job recently because I priced to do the job correctly and another contractor has agreed to bodge it and scarper. The job is wire some roller shutter doors x 3 in an industrial unit. The board is an old bill rewireable board fed in what is at best 6mm SWA four...
  30. M

    Testing PV Install

    As i'm fairly newto the PV market I wonder if anybody can confirm whether or not it is acceptable to use the information obtained from the inverter for the required test results? rather than phisically conducting the test?
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    JIB Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) JIB & alternatives

    Hi, I posted a question a few days ago about problems in getting a JIB card .. I've got all the quals including NVQ 3 and a completed apprenticeship - but my employer won't give me a reference and JIB won't issue a card without the reference - I have confirmed this with JIB !! My next...
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    Job centre advice

    Hi chaps was just wondering what the job centre are like to deal with? My mate has just been paid off from his company and has made an apointment next week, but ive heard the staff are cheeky and dont't really care. Ive never had any dealings with them myself so can't really...
  33. J

    Fluke 1652 won't zero

    Hi as anyone got a fluke multifunction that won't zero on resistance ? Mine did until recently, my mates won't zero either.
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    niceic registration

    hello chaps i received my pack frm the nic today to sign and return does anybody knw how long it normaly takes for assesment once iv signed? and once assesments been completed does the asseser tell ya on the day if you have passed or not? cheers
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    Sunvic Programmable Thermostat question

    Hi, Great to find a forum like this, hope I can get some help. Just moved house and find this place has a decent Valliant boiler controlled by a Sunvic Programmable Thermostat Have spent the last couple of days figuring the thing out and have got my...
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