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Sockets in kitchen went off suddenly but did not trip fuse

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sockets in kitchen went off suddenly but did not trip fuse in fuse box
hubby used a rapidtest 13 amp socket tester which showed a neutral fault
he was an electrician about 40 years ago but doesnt know what that means
hope you can help please
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Home Improvement
Expert:  Andrew Smith replied 3 months ago.

If it is all sockets then try locating the breaker, take the cover off the consumer unit and check the neutral for the circuit is still connected

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
i will pass this on to my husband as personally i have no idea what a breaker is or how to check that the neutral for the circuit is still connectedits just weird that the circuit breaker ( fuse) did not click to the off position as i might have expected when something electrical goes haywire
Expert:  Andrew Smith replied 3 months ago.

The circuit breaker only trips if you draw too much current or there is a short.

Get him to check the neutral path back to the consumer unit - he should know how to do this

Expert:  Andrew Smith replied 3 months ago.

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