the hood is 14 years old. it first happened a week ago, i called an electrician who came today and said it is not the electrics but an appliance problem.
should have thought of it myself as the fan is working.
now the lights just don't work. it happens when you switch it on the lights flicker. the one time i left it on, it triggered the fuse box. i have not repeatedly tried.today when the electrician was over we tested again with working light bulbs, one side does not work at all, one side slightly flicked but basically not working. seems like something in the contact between the light bubs and the casing but odd that this has happened with both lights at the same time
As I said I just had the electrician over who seemed to think it was not a mains problem. I would be happy to follow instructions. I don't have a multi meter on me but do have tools and can switch off the fuse box.
I know there is power to the unit as the fan works
i have removed panels and light covers
no visual wear and tear, power on for lights but no light bulbs inside. when power on for fan, fan works.
sadly no control board visible, just one black cable that feeds into power box, presumable splits into two inside one for fan and one for lights
sorry but what switch are you referring to?
do you mean the socket that the bulb is screwed into?
I am afraid i will need to get a mutli meter to check if the switch/ socket is ok. will need to do so tomorrow as here in london, shops are closed now
i think you are right and it is the switch element,
very expensive here in london, and don't think i can change it myself as can't work out how to remove the element.
just found out the model number is d8602n0gb/01
so think i shall have to order a neff repair man.