New Oven Tripping RCD When Turned up to 200 Degrees


Postby sinedtomuch » Sun Apr 24, 2016 3:13 pm

Hi all, new to the forum after leeching for so long!

Anyway some background information:

Replaced old oven due to broken grill element. The old oven had no issues besides the broken element. It was wired straight into the RCD, no plug/socket etc.

New oven fitted and wired up (correctly) however the main oven when I turn it too 200 degrees for example it will trip. But then I reset the RCD and it will work.

I'm assuming the cable used initially will be rated high enough to cope with the new oven as it was just a like for like replacement, double oven for double oven. Both outputs are near enough the same.

Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
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Postby ericmark » Sun Jun 12, 2016 6:16 am

The mineral in the mineral insulated element will absorb moisture it is hygroscopy, if the seal at the end is damaged or if it has been in storage for a long time. The normally way to get them running is to connect to a non RCD protected supply and heat them up to drive off the moisture. However if new I would just return it as faulty.
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