I posted a week or two ago regarding an earth leakage problem in
my oven (which I received second hand from my fiancee's dad). The
symptom was 1.2MOhm's between earth and live. Live and neutral were
Got out my multimeter last night and prepared to start stripping the
thing down looking for the leakage. Didn't have to go very far....
Earth and neutral were swapped at the terminal block! As far as I
can make out, my father-in-law's kitchen fitters must have removed
the oven and disconnected the wire, then reconnected it without
bothering about what went where....
These "professionals" have also so far caused a water leak
and a gas leak.....
So reconnected the wire properly (after much perusal of the
label which marked ENL, below three terminals, but had some
tiny figures which indicated that the label was stuck on upside
That leaves me with a megaohm between live and neutral, which
I expected to be open circuit, but my electronic engineer friends
tells me that's perfectly reasonable for any circuit with
Oven now works perfectly :)