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    Some lights wont come on after trip reset

    Can someone help me please...Missus turned light on this morning and it tripped the switch off...Switched switch back up, she said she heard some buzzing from somewhere, anyway the switch as stayed up, but downstairs lights and landing light still wont come on!!Any help me out here???
    All trip switches are in correct position!!

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    The lights you mention are usually on the same circuit. If the breaker is staying up and still no lights then I would strongly suspect a faulty breaker, although it probably initially switched due a a bulb going. If you are not competent in respect to electrics you are going to need a sparky in.

    So if the breaker tripped due to a faulty bulb, then it is possible the bulb is still faulty... however - if the circuit isn't tripping again when turned back on i would be more suspicious about this. You may need to replace the RCD, but before you start messing around with it - get a sparky out better be safe than sorry.

    Your various circuits should all have an associated fuse in the fuse box, lighting circuts are usually 5AMP. Find the fuse associated with the lighting circut and replace it, should sort you out.

    Is it a MCB or an RCD that tripped?

    Donkii

    Your various circuits should all have an associated fuse in the fuse box, … Your various circuits should all have an associated fuse in the fuse box, lighting circuts are usually 5AMP. Find the fuse associated with the lighting circut and replace it, should sort you out.



    You really shouldn't answer questions if you do not know what you are talking about, it might get someone hurt. They obviously have MCBs and RCD not a fuse box.

    gr8t1

    You really shouldn't answer questions if you do not know what you are … You really shouldn't answer questions if you do not know what you are talking about, it might get someone hurt. They obviously have MCBs and RCD not a fuse box.



    Ok apologies.
    Edited by: "Donkii" 4th Dec 2014

    you could try one thing. take all the bulbs out that are not working then put a bulb that you know for sure is working into one of these and see if that works.

    this will test whether all these bulbs or one of these bulbs are faulty and affecting the circuit.

    Original Poster

    had the circuit breaker checked... that is ok....checked a couple of light sockets they seemed ok....... He said he would need to go around every socket individually to check them out....

    He didnt have time to check them...

    Just letting youse know the state of play as it stands.....

    Anymore ideas to try are appreciated...

    "he", you mean an eletrician came round?

    poolielad

    had the circuit breaker checked... that is ok....checked a couple of … had the circuit breaker checked... that is ok....checked a couple of light sockets they seemed ok....... He said he would need to go around every socket individually to check them out....He didnt have time to check them...Just letting youse know the state of play as it stands.....Anymore ideas to try are appreciated...



    To be honest that doesn't make a lot of sense. If the breaker is staying up and is testing ok then the only fault this indicates is a break somewhere in the circuit. The reason it doesn't make any sense is that with that type of fault you would normally still have some lights working.

    Who did you have out to look?

    Original Poster

    sorted guys.......it was aloose connection in one of the ceiling roses...

    Thanks for the help...

    Glad you got it sorted.

    Donkii

    Your various circuits should all have an associated fuse in the fuse box, … Your various circuits should all have an associated fuse in the fuse box, lighting circuts are usually 5AMP. Find the fuse associated with the lighting circut and replace it, should sort you out.


    Specsavers should sort you out. Donkii. X)
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