Well the missus called me at work yesterday, she was sitting down with a
coffee when the sockets RCB thingy tripped.
I sent her into the basement and after pushing it back up, it tripped after
about 5 seconds.
So, over the phone, we switched all the feeds from the RCB off and the
switched them in one at a time to find out which ring was causing the
It was the downstairs circuit. So I had her unplug everything, she did and
it was still tripping...
Upon arriving home and removing a few sockets from the wall, I found a
backplate wet and the socket also. Wondering if the cat had pissed up it I
gave it closer inspection. This is the problem....
The socket is on an outside wall of a extension (probably not insulated,
single brick). The dishwasher is pressed right up against the plugs in this
socket. The dishwasher was about 50% into its cycle and the rear of the
machine gets very hot, this and the cold wall is causing condensation in the
I have replaced the socket and the washer is not a few inches away from the
plugs and socket, but the machine hanging forward from the units is causing
the missus to have a moan.
Any ideas of what to do, (apart from getting rid of the missus)