Fused spur switch stuck on off

Discussion in 'Electricians' Talk' started by alexjb1989, Jun 8, 2017.

  1. alexjb1989

    alexjb1989 Member

    Hi guys.

    I have a fused spur connected to a under worktop plug for dishwasher.

    All was working well. But then I turned the fused spur switch off to test it killed the dishwasher (it did).

    But now the switch appears to be stuck in the off position? Nothing tripped on the consumer unit.

    Does the 13amp fused replacing? I
  2. No the spur needs replacing,if this is not a wind up about the fuse.
    Sometimes the switch will switch will switch back on, but better to replace the unit.
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  3. alexjb1989

    alexjb1989 Member


    So maybe not my fault. Just a faulty switch?
  4. terrymac

    terrymac Screwfix Select

    might be your fault Alex ,did you hit the switch with a lump hammer to turn it off !!! :):):):)
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  5. alexjb1989

    alexjb1989 Member

    No, but maybe my thumbs are super powered
  6. terrymac

    terrymac Screwfix Select

    ha ha keep smiling
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  7. Wayners

    Wayners Screwfix Select

    Yeah. Seen this before. Replace switch. You may find its a little burnt out or something when you get around to replacing. Dust and dirt can jam them up to.
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  8. alexjb1989

    alexjb1989 Member

    Thanks will do.

    It's a brand new one though. Very strange

    Replaced it with another I had and all seems well
  9. Sparkielev

    Sparkielev Screwfix Select

    was it a L A P switch they been known to malfunction due to them being sh i t
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  10. alexjb1989

    alexjb1989 Member

    O dear O dear... It was! They are all LAP for l the kitchen! They are the only ones on the slate effect she liked!
  11. Sparkielev

    Sparkielev Screwfix Select

    so it was the colour not the price that swayed the missus
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  12. alexjb1989

    alexjb1989 Member

    They weren't all that cheap!

    Long as they are safe.
  13. Bazza

    Bazza Screwfix Select

    You can look forward to a life of replcements..........

    Better to look for another make to replace them with, IMO
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  14. alexjb1989

    alexjb1989 Member

    Are they really that bad?!

    They had ok reviews on the screwfix website.
  15. Bazza

    Bazza Screwfix Select

    LAP is not a make that I supply to me customers. I gave only had one experience of them, and that was when the customer insisted on supplying the bloomin things.

    had 3 failures, but it was the customer's problem.

    LAP is made in China specifically - at a low margin - I believe for Kingfisher Group (,Screwfix, B&Q)
    You'll not find them in places where electricians go for quality products.

    Look on the net for LAP reliability. There's several trade comments.
    You may be ok. Good luck.
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  16. alexjb1989

    alexjb1989 Member

    Thanks for all your help.

    I'll give it a go, if they fail I'll take them back! Screwfix seem fairly good with things like that
  17. KIAB

    KIAB Super Member

    LAP C*AP!:rolleyes:

    And LAP LED lamps are just as bad.
  18. JP.

    JP. Screwfix Select

    I've got Lap switches and stuff in my utility room, one of them is a switched fcu which gets operated on and off on a regular basis. There is no evidence of contact malfunction or whatever, although admittedly the loading is only 150 watts. The unit has been in place for some what 3yrs and it is still working normally as is all the other Lap stuff. Dont use lap normally though, I always use Schneider (GET) stuff in main house.
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