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been living in this house for 8years after it was fully re-wired, today the kitchen plugs trip the RCD when any power is drawn (apart from the cooker CLOCK), all the appliances are fine, any socket that I use trips the RCD, any ideas
 

Pete999

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been living in this house for 8years after it was fully re-wired, today the kitchen plugs trip the RCD when any power is drawn (apart from the cooker CLOCK), all the appliances are fine, any socket that I use trips the RCD, any ideas
Might be an idea to get some testing done Mate
 

buzzlightyear

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I always tell my customer can you remember what was used last to pin it down ,might be a kettle .
is the kitchen on its own circuit .
 

littlespark

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Unplug all appliances, not just turned off at the wall.
An rcd detects neutral to earth fault as well as live to earth.

Any dampness in the rooms?
Recent work done?
Signs of rodents?
 

telectrix

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can be a N-E fault, not necessarily on the circuit that seem to trip the RCD, soon as any sort of load is applied, boompf. some serious testing needs to be carried out,
 

Lucien Nunes

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Yup, sounds like N--E fault. Likely to be the kitchen circuit or an appliance plugged into it although not 100% guaranteed to be unless it has its own RCD. N-E faults that trip on load will be on a circuit protected by the RCD that trips, but not necessarily the circuit on which you are applying load to make it trip.
 

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