Rcd tripping

Joined
2 Nov 2020
Messages
240
Reaction score
29
Country
United Kingdom
Update tomorrow then by the looks of it guys. Nothing has gone off as yet. Wm still unplugged and fridge freezer still on. At this rate faulty socket / washing machine. But I’ll confirm that once I connect washing machine back in and see what happens
 
Joined
28 Jan 2011
Messages
50,571
Reaction score
3,415
Location
Buckinghamshire
Country
United Kingdom
Update tomorrow then by the looks of it guys. Nothing has gone off as yet. Wm still unplugged and fridge freezer still on. At this rate faulty socket / washing machine. But I’ll confirm that once I connect washing machine back in and see what happens
Fair enough - we look forward to hearing your next reports!

Kind Regards, John
 
Joined
2 Nov 2020
Messages
240
Reaction score
29
Country
United Kingdom
Ok update guys it’s just tripped on the kitchen socket. And the Rcd (blue lever went down) second night in a row that it’s gone off around this time. Washing machine disconnected and fridge connected
To a different circuit. Night before had boiler and all other appliances disconnected apart from fridge and washing machine and it tripped. It didn’t do it all day from 10am till now 1am. Pulling my hair out
 
Joined
28 Jan 2011
Messages
50,571
Reaction score
3,415
Location
Buckinghamshire
Country
United Kingdom
Ok update guys it’s just tripped on the kitchen socket. And the Rcd (blue lever went down) second night in a row that it’s gone off around this time. Washing machine disconnected and fridge connected To a different circuit.
Hmmm. Was it only the RCD (blue lever) which tripped, or did any of the MCBs (black/brown levers) also trip?

Kind Regards, John
 
Joined
2 Nov 2020
Messages
240
Reaction score
29
Country
United Kingdom
Any changes recently, whereby you could have accidentally punctured a cable? Do you have a socket tester?
No changes recently at all. Literally just randomly started happening. The only one thing (probably wrong) is the boilers time clock at the front? Works on timing . But I think I’m clutching at straws at it still tripped when I had pulled the boiler plug out
 
Joined
2 Nov 2020
Messages
240
Reaction score
29
Country
United Kingdom
Any changes recently, whereby you could have accidentally punctured a cable? Do you have a socket tester?
I do have a socket tester I’m literally out now
Shall I test the kitchen sockets?
 
Joined
11 Jan 2010
Messages
7,830
Reaction score
644
Location
London
Country
United Kingdom
I did say in post 16 that you need an electrician with the required test equipment.
 
Joined
2 Nov 2020
Messages
240
Reaction score
29
Country
United Kingdom
It wouldn’t do any harm, but also may not show anything. If you find nothing, then it might be time to call an electrician in.
No worries I’ll do it today. Also the other issue is most of the house is connected via extension leads (blame previous owner) wondering if still tripping because I didn’t unplug the extension lead but just the appliance going into the extension lead
 
  • Like
Reactions: CBW
Joined
11 Jan 2013
Messages
5,287
Reaction score
1,119
Location
Durham
Country
United Kingdom
Well, the extension lead is an appliance, they can (and do) develop faults, especially if they've been mistreated (overloaded, badly coiled, trapped under heavy items, pulled around by the plug or socket). You need to treat them like any other appliance- so when people advise you to unplug everything that includes extension cables.
 

DIYnot Local

Staff member

If you need to find a tradesperson to get your job done, please try our local search below, or if you are doing it yourself you can find suppliers local to you.

Select the supplier or trade you require, enter your location to begin your search.


Are you a trade or supplier? You can create your listing free at DIYnot Local

 
Sponsored Links

Similar threads

S
Replies
9
Views
825
stedon1
S
N
Replies
5
Views
731
tonyelectric
T
S
Replies
5
Views
483
sparkyspike
S
Top