Kitchen power went off

Discussion in 'Electricians' Talk' started by Immortall69, Apr 13, 2021.

  1. Immortall69

    Immortall69 New Member

    So, when we came back from the supermarket, lo and behold the kitchen is in a blackout. Everything works fine elsewhere in the flat, apart from this.

    Weirdly enough the fuse box has all the switches in the ON position. Have flipped some of those on/off including the main one, but the kitchen still stays off.

    Note that in the fuse box, not a single switch has anything even remotely related to anything in the kitchen. Am I missing something? Please help.
  2. spirits are real 2016

    spirits are real 2016 Screwfix Select

    There could be a FCU somewhere in the flat that supply's the kitchen a picture of the consumer unit would help also is the consumer unit a twin rcd because has one on these tripped and there could be a second consumer unit in the kitchen somewhere..
  3. Immortall69

    Immortall69 New Member

    Hiya, thanks for replying. Yes, it seems that there are 2 RCD switches in there as per the picture. Looked far and wide for another fuse/unit/thingy, but I couldn't find anything else.

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  4. candoabitofmoststuff

    candoabitofmoststuff Screwfix Select

    The breaker number 14 seems to be labelled "sockets kit", which I presume means kitchen? If you flip that one off does anything else loose power?

  5. leginsnave

    leginsnave Member

    Switch the RCD on the left back on.
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  6. BillyBobToo

    BillyBobToo Active Member

    Wot he sed ^^^
  7. Immortall69

    Immortall69 New Member

    Okay, will turn the left RCD on, haven't touched it yet as it seemed out of my safety area :D

    @candoabitofmoststuff I have turned that off and then on but there wasn't any difference in the result.
  8. jonathanc

    jonathanc Guest

    i bet your immersion don't work and the smoke detector is off too!
  9. With that RCD off MCB's 14, 15, 16 and 17 should all be without power, so the immersion heater, kitchen lights and smoke detector should all be off and not working.
  10. Snap!
  11. Bazza

    Bazza Screwfix Select

    On is up. All the switches should be pointing up.
  12. FlyByNight

    FlyByNight Screwfix Select

    And if switching the left hand RCD on does not work, find an extension lead and plug your fridge freezer in.
  13. Alan sherriff

    Alan sherriff Active Member

    If the rcd trips again take all the circuit breakers down and then push up rcd the left hand end switch the one with the button on then put up your circuit breakers up on at a time if it trips then that is the problem cicuit ,leave down and put all other breakers up ,it may be o/k then it may be an intermitant fault, try that if you are still having issues often best to do this way as if circuits are o/k it may be the surge in a small fault current in the circuits all be applied to the rcd at one time
  14. Roys

    Roys Screwfix Select

    As above, but also the RCD might still trip with all the circuit breakers in the off (down) position as the fault might be on the neutral and your circuit breaker only switches the live.
    If this happens then also switch off the double pole switch at the immersion heater.
    Still trips then check for outdoor lights with water damage.
    Much after that you will need a sparky or the knowledge on how to use and have access to test equipment.
    A lot of times but not always it is equipment that involves water that cause an RCD to trip.
    For example immersion heaters, washing machines, kettles, and damaged outside lights.
  15. spirits are real 2016

    spirits are real 2016 Screwfix Select

    You and your kitchen had something in common you both had a TRIPP out on the same day..
  16. Bazza

    Bazza Screwfix Select

  17. Immortall69

    Immortall69 New Member

    @Bazza Doing it now, just came back from a whole day stroll.
  18. Immortall69

    Immortall69 New Member

    Woah, did switch that RCD to ON and everything lighted up! There was a funky sound though, like a short screeching noise.

    I'm just so glad we've got power in the kitchen, think I'll get a pint or two in your honour, good and helpful gentlemen!

    Thank you so much for this!
  19. Bazza

    Bazza Screwfix Select

    I hope your freezer hasn’t melted then. The power has been off for a l-o-n-g time…
  20. Immortall69

    Immortall69 New Member

    Luckily I already moved everything I had in the freezer to some friends' freezers. Couldn't risk thawing everything :)

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