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    • blackcloud
    • By blackcloud 30th Dec 16, 8:53 PM
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    Why do 6 wall sockets not work suddenly?
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    • 30th Dec 16, 8:53 PM
    Why do 6 wall sockets not work suddenly? 30th Dec 16 at 8:53 PM
    Hello all

    I was just sitting down today and all of a sudden all the sockets went off, the lights were fine. I checked the fuse box and one of the switches were down and I tried to switch it up but it would not stay up.
    So I turned everything off and then the switch did stay up. So I slowly started to turn everything back on and when I turned on the wall socket which had an extension cable plugged into it which had my laptop and a few other things plugged in the switch on the electric board turned off again. So I turned off the plug that I turned on which caused the fuse to switch off and pulled the switch up again and turned everything else on and all the sockets work ok now. Except for 4 sockets in the hallway and in the living room.

    All the switches on the fuse box are on now.
    I have had to plug the boiler in using an extension cable as the socket it was plugged into doesn't work now. SO I am not sure if thats safe or not.

    What could be wrong and what should I do?
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    • thescouselander
    • By thescouselander 19th Mar 17, 7:55 AM
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    Sounds like you've taken a step forward there in identifying the problem. It does sound like the problem could be a faulty appliance/device.

    Since the problem seems to be one of only 3 devices you could try plugging them back in one at a time to see which one causes the fault to happen. My money is on the washing machine though - perhaps it has an internal water leak.
    • Risteard
    • By Risteard 19th Mar 17, 10:11 AM
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    What do you mean by "main breaker"? Also why are you assuming the landlord's duties?
    • burnsguitarman
    • By burnsguitarman 19th Mar 17, 12:55 PM
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    We had very similar problems, went on for months. We finally pinned it down to the Dishwasher!
    • Myser
    • By Myser 20th Mar 17, 2:27 AM
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    Seems like the problem is with the washing machine/extension it's plugged into from your other post on the DIYNot forum.
    If my post hasn't helped you, then don't click the 'Thanks' button!
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