Thomas (boggyb) wrote,

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...and today's discovery is that while I was away over the weekend, the breaker for the immersion heater tripped. That's new.

Of course, I discovered this by wanting to do some washing up and finding that a) the pump wasn't working (it's on the same circuit), and b) what little water was coming out of the tap was cold.

The heater has been a bit temperamental and more than once I've had to reset the over-temperature cut-out on it so I wonder if something has finally failed. In any case, it can wait until tomorrow when it's still light outside and so it's less of an inconvenience if my usual troubleshooting approach (reset breaker, see if it trips again - if it does then it's definitely failed) takes out the lights as well. Though it may well just be one of those things rather than an actual failure - MCBs do have a tendency to trip on very short faults, like the momentary short-circuit from a failing halogen light.
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