1 electric socket not working

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  1. Dai Howells

    Dai Howells Read Only Funster

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    Hi, 1 of our 3 electrical sockets in our motorhome has stopped working. Any ideas what the problem might be? Thanks:Cool:
     
  2. Merle

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    Had the same thing happen when we had a caravan. All had been fine for about four years and then one socket stopped working. When I stripped it out the cables had just been cut off and not stripped back, the grub screw had been making partial contact through the insulation for all that time. I remade the ends correctly and all was well. Beware though, the manufacturers have a habit of leaving absolutely no spare cable to play with. I think they must pre-wire the sockets and then pull the cable tight from behind.
     
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    Fuse gone on the appliance your trying to use..

    Fuse on the ECU box.. or tripped..

    Wire come adrift on the socket... :thumb:
     
  4. Rob e Lee

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    A lot of cheap switches/sockets are often used. If it is a switched socket and switch mechanism feels weak - just replace for new. Obviously, isolate supply beforehand.

    Rob
     
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    if there is nothing obvious at the socket then try the fuse box.

    if the faulty socket only has 3 wires it may be the last in line of the three or may be an individual radial circuit.......each socket has its own wires back to the fuse box

    MAKE SURE THE HOOKUP LEAD IS DISCONNECTED then remove the fuse box lid.
    give each wire in the box a firm tug where it enters the breaker (brown wires) and also the brass neutral bar (blue wires)...if one comes out that is your problem
     
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    Hi pappajohn Dave Parkes here haven't been on since November been very busy hope your well speak to you soon once I catch up.
     
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