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  1. pape03
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    pape03 New EF Member

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    Hi, I need to replace a cooker switch. See attached image. The negative is on the right side of the pic. I'd need a 45A switch with socket.
    I can't really find any switch witch looks like this. Does anyone know where can I buy something like this?
    "I hope not crimping is the only solution"
    Thanks

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  2. robd
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    robd Electrician's Arms

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    Looks a bit of a mess but if I understand you correctly Crabtree terminals are on the same side as that
     
  3. Pete999
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    That's a roght old butchers hook (Mess) looks like the original installer has nicked the insulation on the Blavk (Neutral not Negative) wire, to be safe you would be well advised to get a reputable Electrician to replace/repair that switch.
     
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  4. MDJ
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    Can you not try to pull some slack up as the cables are sheathed and re-connect that mess properly?
     
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  5. Pete999
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    From the pics Mike, looks like they are plastered in real tight, good idea, only a site visit will prove yes or no, but you never know.
     
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  6. ruston
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    As the others advise, that needs doing properly . That cable is goosed and need the burned bit replaced.
     
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    move switch up 4" and replace cable to CCU.
     
  8. Richard Burns
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    Welcome to the forum.
    It looks like the live connection has overheated and then melted onto the neutral at some point and this has been "repaired" with insulation tape. The earth wants to be reconnected before using the existing switch as well.
    It is likely the cable is damaged and possibly not able to make a good connection unless it has been cleaned up.
    Ideally the cable on the left should be replaced.
    Wago make a, rather large, 41 A push in connector that could be used if there is enough space in the back box and the left hand cable can be cut back to undamaged cores and then the live and neutral cables extended in the back box so that they will reach the terminals.
     
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  9. pape03
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    pape03 New EF Member

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    Thank you for all the answers, you're really helpful.
    I will get an electrician and pass all these info to him.
     
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