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To start off, there’s been no work on the ring main for 8 years or so. (Other than having a smart metre fitted about 12 months ago)

Yesterday afternoon I noticed a buzzing from a plug socket. I unplugged what was plugged in thinking it was the appliance and didn’t think anything more of it because the buzzing stopped.

Last night switched on some lamps plugged into other sockets but on the same main and they started to flicker. Going around the house, things flickering on that same circuit. Even a fused switch, the little red light was flickering.

I reduced what was plugged into the circuit and the flickering stopped. It seems it can’t take more than a couple of items plugged in.

We have 2 ring mains for the circuits and the other is not affected so I don’t think it’s the supply. Yeah

So, seeing this is something that has just started without anything being messed with, could it be the RCD needing replacing?

The RCD hasn’t tripped. I’m thinking seeing it’s not 1 socket causing it, the short could be on the board.

Any advice of where to start testing would be very much appreciated.

Thanks

Chris
 

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