The next thing to establish is if it is part of the ring main circuit,
usually identified by having two cables going into the connectors at the
back of the socket. I suspect that your faulty socket has been added
since the original installation, so it probably only has one cable, if
this is the case, the fault might lie at the other end of the cable
where it is connected (or not connected in your case) to the feed
socket. If the faulty socket only has one cable going to it, then you
would have to find the other end of the cable, as the fault is probably
there, the way to find this would be to switch off the mains power, and
check nearby sockets, especially those with three cables, for a loose
Ah. I just has one set of cables....
BTW. The house was newly built when we moved in so no previous owners
could have done this - it must have been the builders. There is
another socket a few feet away so I'll check that one as well.
HI re my earlier posting
still not knowing if you have looked for a switched fused spur. (missed a
few days postings) may I offer the following.
1. If the socket is below the worktop flush to the wall look above the
worktop for a switch try this .
2. If the socket is below the worktop but on a plastic box screwed to the
units look in ajacent units for another socket or switched fused spur.
3. If the socket has only 1 cable going to it (turn off power before
removing socket) it is a spur .Is this single cable thick? (like a cooker
cable) if so it may be a low level cooker outlet sometimes used if no
electric cooker is present.In this case is the cooker turmed on?
4. As a last resort turn off the power & remove the sockets closest to the
non-operational one and look for 3 cables,checking if any are loose.
all the best for the new year to you & all on group.
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