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Hi all,

I woke up this morning to find a double plug socket in the kitchen is not working at all however every other plug in the house is fine, and nothing has tripped etc...

I have turned of the mains to the whole house and check behind the plug for anything obvious and all seems fine, no lose wires etc.....

I was thinking to replace the face of the socket next? I assume this is fine to do (like for like)

Thanks
 
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Hi all,

I woke up this morning to find a double plug socket in the kitchen is not working at all however every other plug in the house is fine, and nothing has tripped etc...

I have turned of the mains to the whole house and check behind the plug for anything obvious and all seems fine, no lose wires etc.....

I was thinking to replace the face of the socket next? I assume this is fine to do (like for like)

Thanks
You're going to need to call out an electrician.

I presume you don't own any test gear?

It may be the face plate, but unlikely. Could just be a waste of money swapping it.

There maybe a member on here close by.

Could be a joint loose somewhere, a fuse in a spur failed etc..
 
Hi all,

I woke up this morning to find a double plug socket in the kitchen is not working at all however every other plug in the house is fine, and nothing has tripped etc...

I have turned of the mains to the whole house and check behind the plug for anything obvious and all seems fine, no lose wires etc.....

I was thinking to replace the face of the socket next? I assume this is fine to do (like for like)

Thanks
Have you got a socket adapter you can pop in it? It may give you a little more info as to whats wrong (ie could be a missing neutral so the socket is still live but not working). If you're not a sparks approach with caution as you don't know why its gone off yet
 

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I assume you're telling me to search for it? I did try looking but I havent found a direct answer....
here is a direct answer, hire a competent Electrician to test and repair the fault. Think that was mentioned in the original thread as well.
 
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Thanks all.
Found the issue in the end, found a second bad socket and then found the fuse spur.
Cleaned the contacts of the fuse in the spur and all is well again.
 

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dates back to when fag packets had decent foil. complying to regs.
Me old man with his twenty packets of John Players untipped , took three packs with him to work every night , 12+ hours usually , just a few safety ones left in the morning.
 

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Hi all,

I woke up this morning to find a double plug socket in the kitchen is not working at all however every other plug in the house is fine, and nothing has tripped etc...

I have turned of the mains to the whole house and check behind the plug for anything obvious and all seems fine, no lose wires etc.....

I was thinking to replace the face of the socket next? I assume this is fine to do (like for like)

Thanks
The fact you even asked this question has set off the alarm bells, gasp and double gasp
 
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