10 Oct 2010

Electrical Gremlins Strike Again

Well – after last nights  “Microwave” incident we were struck again this morning  by the “Gremlins”, whilst we we’re just sitting discussing the weeks upcoming work schedule over a coffee  “Bang”, (what was that?)  smoke emanating from the Dishwasher, I pulled the power and checked the RCB, and that circuit had tripped, it’s a different circuit to the one the Microwave was on – our kitchen has two ring mains (we incorporated an old circuit when we moved here).
Upon removal I could see that the back of the unit was heavily corroded and had inDSC00624 fact been leaking, made visible by the calcium build-up at the back and the bituminous material that had lifted, looked like a seam had started leaking !  – sure enough water had seeped into the main connector at the rear of the machine, hence the sparks – so another domestic appliance hits the dust in two days – now just waiting for something else to “POP”, these things seem to go in three’s.



DSC00627 Above – Wet connector block – bit of a mess !

6 comments:

  1. Hi Peter, oh boy, I think your place is haunted. Take care... ;-) 73 Paul

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  2. Hi Peter, lets hope that the old saying doesn't come true, gets expensive then, if it's not already !

    73 and fingers crossed..
    Paul.

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  3. I guess you're glad you got some circuit breakers. Imagine what would happen without them...73, Bas

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  4. It's unbeleivable - Never in my entire life have I seen domestic appliances fail one after the other - the appliances are coming up to around 11 years old, so on average they've done ok - waiting for the next failure ?!*"!
    Hope it's not the Pc's....

    73 Peter

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  5. You've obviously done something to catch Murphy's attention, hopefully he'll soon move on, as long as it isn't to here!

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  6. Well the new Microwave is in it's place - and a new dishwasher is scheduled for a "Wednesday" delivery - plus a host of other things going on this week, I will be struggling to find some "Airtime", might try to get some early mornings in. fingers crossed we have no further failures.

    73

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