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Postby duchwilky » Mon Oct 27, 2008 8:19 pm

Apart from 1 socket in the front room and one directly above it in the front bedroom none of my power sockets work. This has just happened.
We have a new consumer unit and nothing is tripping. I dont know what circuit these 2 sockets are on as they can only be switched off by the main switch in the consumer unit.
We did fit a new socket running off an existing socket and it worked fine as did all the sockets, but having just got back to the house after being away, none apart from 2 now work.
Disconnecting the new socket hasnt made any difference.
Can I ask -if one socket doesnt work will it effect all the others?
Thanks so much
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Postby ericmark » Wed Oct 29, 2008 1:29 pm

Sorry to say not really something I can help with but I do wonder about those two sockets. I think only way is to get an electrician to call.

Postby desperado » Thu Oct 30, 2008 6:58 pm

Get back whoever fitted the consumer unit to check it over. If the only way of turning the power off is by the main fuseboard switch then there is a wiring problem.

Did a proffesional electrician fit it??
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