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Hi There,

I've just discovered that my rangemaster dual fuel cooker is plugged into a socket under my kitchen unit with a 13amp plug.

I've not had a problem with it until today. The cooker was installed when I purchased the house back in 2014.

Today I was using both the grill and cooker as I have done many times before but today it got about 5 mins into cooking when the cooker suddenly turned off. The grill stopped working and the oven stopped working. I checked the circuit breaker and that hadn't tripped and there is a socket on the wall with a switch and red light on.

I did wonder where it was getting its electric power from so I decided to check under the cabinet.

I found a length of what looked like 6mm twin and earth wired into a 13amp plug plugged into a socket. I traced a wire from the socket up to the switch with red light on.

I found that the plug was very hot and when I opened the plug I found the fuse had burned.

I'm guessing I need to get an electrician in to properly wire this in. I can't believe it's been like this all this time and I didn't know. Luckily there hasn't been any fire at all with this.
 
freddo

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Does sound like you need an electrician. Can you post some photos of the wiring you currently have?
 
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builders only use 2.5mm as it's so versatile. does for sockets upto 40A, can be bodged into a 1363 plug, and at a push will keep their belly in proximity with their jeans - granny knots are preferred.
 

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