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Problems With Electricity Supply.

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Tilly2 | 20:02 Thu 27th Oct 2016 | Home & Garden
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Last night, I put the dishwasher on just before I went to bed. An hour later, the electricity was cut off and the switch in the fuse box that relates to the kitchen was down in the 'off' position. Mr T switched off the dishwasher, mid cycle and put the fuse switch back to 'on'.

This morning I switched the dishwasher back on and ten minutes later the same thing happened. I had to keep switching on the fuse switch in order to get the dishwasher cycle finished. I must have visited the fuse box at least eight times before the dishwasher had finished.

I am currently using the oven and the same thing has happened except this time, the whole house switched off, then twenty seconds later the house electricity came back on but not the kitchen electricity. Again, I switched on the 'off' fuse'.

I have turned off all the sockets that I can. Is it safe to just keep switching the fuse box switch on, every time it cuts out? Arrrrrrrrghhhhhh!

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I would imagine it's a dishwasher fault, Tilly. Unplug it completely (just switching it off may not help.) Then try the kitchen circuit again. As far as the supply disconnecting temporarily... possibly a mains supply fault, but quite rare. Most worrying possibility is a loose connection in the Consumer Unit. More common than you might think. For this...
18:15 Fri 28th Oct 2016
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I'm not the onesie sort, Melv. :-)

I did put a vest on though.

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