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    • bouicca21
    • By bouicca21 14th Mar 18, 9:44 PM
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    The circuit or the cooker?
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    • 14th Mar 18, 9:44 PM
    The circuit or the cooker? 14th Mar 18 at 9:44 PM
    I have a double electric oven, approx 4 years old. Went to use the larger of the two (hardly ever used) and it tripped the electrics. Top oven now also trips electrics. When I reset the circuit breaker there's a blue flash in the unit.

    Is it more likely to be a fault on the circuit or a fault with the cooker? I don't know whether to call in an electrician or an appliance repairer.
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    • Le_Kirk
    • By Le_Kirk 15th Mar 18, 10:25 AM
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    • 15th Mar 18, 10:25 AM
    Blue flash in what unit? Do you mean in the consumer unit or the oven? I would suspect element. Does it trip the breaker without anything turned on in the oven?
    • Browntoa
    • By Browntoa 15th Mar 18, 10:30 AM
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    • 15th Mar 18, 10:30 AM
    Turn oven wall switch off , try circuit breaker

    If ok you have your answer , it's the cooker
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    • bouicca21
    • By bouicca21 15th Mar 18, 11:09 AM
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    • 15th Mar 18, 11:09 AM
    Blue flash was in the thingy with all the trip switches (consumer unit?). Just did it again and there was no blue flash this time.

    Switching the cooker socket on and off doesn't trip. The clock on the cooker works, its when I try to use either oven that it trips.
    • Risteard
    • By Risteard 15th Mar 18, 11:12 AM
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    • 15th Mar 18, 11:12 AM
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    • 15th Mar 18, 11:12 AM
    Turn oven wall switch off , try circuit breaker

    If ok you have your answer , it's the cooker
    Originally posted by Browntoa
    Not really going to prove anything. After all there could be a fault in the cable between the switch and the cooker, or the switched contacts etc.

    The correct course of action is to contact an Electrician.
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