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  1. Jayhum
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    Jayhum EF Member

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    Slough
    Hello Everyone,
    Need some advise. My fuse meter switch tripped . Upon inspection I realized that it trips the 'wall sockets' part only as the ceiling lights work fine on their own. I removed all the plugs from the appliance and reset the fuse box but after a minute or so it trips the socket switch again.
    Any help would be gratefully received.
    Its a Hager 6 way consumer unit with 2 test switch.
    Thank you All for reading my post.
     
  2. Cid
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    Cid Regular EF Member

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    You got a potentially dangerous fault in your wiring. I don't think you have what it takes to work out what so I'd recommend getting an electrician.
     
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  3. Spoon
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    Spoon Forum Mentor

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    Lancashire
    Just to add to the above. They will also have the relevant test equipment to test the circuit.
     
  4. snowhead
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    snowhead Respected Member

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    And another add, just check again that everything is unlpugged, it's easy to miss something.
    There may also be things connected into Fused units like these;
    FCU.JPG
     
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  5. Wilko
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    Wilko Electrician's Arms

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    Hi - as per @snowhead@snowhead #4, check the immersion electric hot water element is switched off. The element does sometimes fail.
     
  6. Jayhum
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    Jayhum EF Member

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    Slough
    Thank you all .for your advise. I will get an electrician to come over.
     
  7. Taylortwocities
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    Taylortwocities Electrician's Arms

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    Can you be more specific. Meters record the amount of electricity used, they do not have trip switches.

    Perhaps you mean something in your consumer unit (aka fuseboard?)
    Does this something have a test button on it?
     
  8. Spoon
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    Spoon Forum Mentor

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    I'm guessing the OP has a dual rcd board and the circuit breaker for the sockets has tripped.

    OP: Post a picture of your consumer unit. (fuse meter, as you call it..)
     
  9. Jayhum
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    Jayhum EF Member

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    Slough
    Sorry I meant its dual rcd consumer unit Hager 6 way mcb.
     
  10. Jayhum
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    Jayhum EF Member

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    I noticed. if the mcb for the wall sockets part is left to OFF and the other two mcb is ON ie wall and ceiling lights. then RCB is fine. However if I switch the wall socket mcb to ON then on some occasions the RCB trips for all three and on some only the wall socket mcb trips leaving the lights working. Hope it makes sense.
     
  11. Taylortwocities
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    Taylortwocities Electrician's Arms

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    And is it the RCD that is tripping?
     
  12. Jayhum
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    Jayhum EF Member

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    Slough
    Ooops . Yes RCD, however on some occasions just the 'socket mcb' trips.
     
  13. Jayhum
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    Jayhum EF Member

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    Slough
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  14. Taylortwocities
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    Taylortwocities Electrician's Arms

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    Hmm. Sounds like you have a big fault somewhere.
    Do you have any outside sockets or other electrical stuff that run from that circuit?
     
  15. Jayhum
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    Jayhum EF Member

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    Slough
    Only a porch ceiling light.
    Here is a pic with the RCD switch tripped. tempFileForShare_2019-01-11-14-09-45.jpg tempFileForShare_2019-01-11-14-09-45.jpg
     
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