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Old 12-05-2013, 11:40   #1 (permalink)
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I posted a week or so ago about my lights tripping off when I switch them on at the door. They stay on for about 30 seconds then off again. Trouble is this seems intermittent and have been no problem over the last few days. I have booked to have the circuits etc checked next week. Should I cancel and hope for the best or get them checked anyway? I think I know the answer but would like to hear some opinions first thanks
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May be a loose connection on the switch. You can check that yourself if you are up to it.
I wouldn't risk it without checking as it may be a fire risk at worst - may be fine, but not worth the risk!

Unfortunately, you are a little far away for me to check for you - however - if you want to be my eyes, I am happy to talk you through it!
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I posted a week or so ago about my lights tripping off
Nightmare scenario. If you've changed nothing it will return and probably at the most inconvenient moment.

Worse, it may be fine when a "pro" checks it over.

This is the kind of fault where an engineer prays for a BANG that will show just where the fault lies. A modest bang will do.
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Which section of lights Roger? Just those on one switch or all of them?
I had a problem with the shower room lights in mine and it was just a dodgy connection that needed pushing back on.
The plastic covers on the LED fittings are easily removed, might be worth going round and checking for any exposed live wires that are causing the intermittent tripping.
I've not got my van at home right now, would nip out and remind myself of the connections if I had...
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When it trips its all the power eg all lights TV etc. still working fine at moment. Think I will get it checked over though. I suspect it will be perfect when seen then start playing up again later. Peace offend will get a check up
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Sounds like more of an issue than just a switch - may be the main board, or a supply on the main board that is loose if it is all going out. Defo need to get it checked asap.
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When it trips its all the power eg all lights TV etc. still working fine
And trips only when the light controlled by door switch is switched on.

Does this mean other lights, say bathroom, can be switched on without bother ? Or is this some lights master switch ?

It's very important to feed whoever looks at it for you as man clues as possible, it could save you a lot of time and money.
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I posted a week or so ago about my lights tripping off when I switch them on at the door. They stay on for about 30 seconds then off again. Trouble is this seems intermittent and have been no problem over the last few days. I have booked to have the circuits etc checked next week. Should I cancel and hope for the best or get them checked anyway? I think I know the answer but would like to hear some opinions first thanks
Hi Roger,

You didn't mention the problem when at P/boro, so is it safe to assume that it has only happened since then? Apart from getting the Truma gas fire igniter working, has there been any other remedial work carried out since P/boro?

Cheers for now,

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