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Socket switch blown

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by RobTi, 14 Feb 2019.

  1. RobTi

    RobTi

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    Hi I had a boiler service yesterday and an hour later my rcd tripped, reset it and a mcb kept tripping for kitchen circuit. So switched everything off and plugged everything back in one at a time and thought I had found it when fridge tripped it a couple of times then managed to get it to stay on after a few tries at it. So had to go out and left everything as is, came back a few hours later and all appeared fine, then plugged kettle in and socket switch blew, mcb tripped fuse okay on kettle, so took faceplate off and all cables look okay so just wondering as this socket is near the boiler(really under it) if boiler engineer had got water onto it or can anything else cause a socket switch to blow. Sorry for the long story
     
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    What actually trips? RCD or MCB?
     
  3. Taylortwocities

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    It does sound that Mr Wetpants has deluged your socket. Suggest you call him/her and ask (if they'll admit anything).

    Turn the power off and carefully remove the socket front and look for signs of wetness.
    You may be ok if you carefully dry it with a hair dryer (low setting). Or you may need a new socket.
     
  4. RobTi

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    Thanks I have a replacement socket to change over, don’t fancy drying it out as it’s scorched at the switch will be relieved if it is this as at first I thought it would be the element in the fridge/freezer
     
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    If the switch is fried, then the socket needs changing (obv). Do post back if its fixed.
     
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