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Hi. Please let me know if you need more Information. In my kitchen one socket fused and will no longer work. The only thing plugged into it was a tasting coffee maker.

The double wall socket had a kettle on the other plug. And that works fine. The switch on the tasting plug no longer switches and is stiff almost solid.

Then a month later another plug socket in the kitchen has done the same. This time I am drawing one fridge freezer and occasionally a twin deep far fryer when we need to fry food. This is done by a four plug extension.

Electrics in the house are a bit touchy. Lights dim when someone uses the shower.

Any tips on this problem? Thanks in advance.
 
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Hi. Please let me know if you need more Information. In my kitchen one socket fused and will no longer work. The only thing plugged into it was a tasting coffee maker.

The double wall socket had a kettle on the other plug. And that works fine. The switch on the tasting plug no longer switches and is stiff almost solid.

Then a month later another plug socket in the kitchen has done the same. This time I am drawing one fridge freezer and occasionally a twin deep far fryer when we need to fry food. This is done by a four plug extension.

Electrics in the house are a bit touchy. Lights dim when someone uses the shower.

Any tips on this problem? Thanks in advance.
Where are you situated? a Forum member may be near you and offer to take a butchers at your problem, failing that call an Electrician to take a look could be a simple job , like a loose connection.
 
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As already said, look around or ask here for reliable electricians in your area.

It could be the sockets in your house have reached the end of their life and could do with replacing. It is not a hard job to do but obviously needs to be done properly (i.e. safe & reliable). In most cases the wiring will outlive the accessories, so simply changing the sockets (and any dodgy switches) is enough to fix a lot of trouble.

The diming of lights when the shower is used may be an issue outside of your property (e.g if on a long cable from the supply grid) but again a decent sparky will check that for you.
 
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