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    Is my appliance burning?


    How do you identify if an appliance is burning? Smell? Not working?

    Asked by June on 17th Dec 2020
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    Eden electrical

    "A qualified electrician would be able to run tests on cables as well as visibly check ..."

    Answered on 17th Dec 2020 - Member since Jun 2020 - report
    Paul McSherry

    "Testing appliance will identify if it is faulty, you could contact a local appliance repair company who can test and replace parts where necessary."

    Answered on 14th Jan 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
    WK Electricals Ltd

    "if the appliance is a microwave then there is a soft part embedded inside the microwave too delicate to be touched accidentally during operation. may smell and look like a burn for a microwave"

    Answered on 2nd May 2022 - Member since Jun 2021 - report
    Seyit Soner Simsek

    "Hi there. Smell can sometimes bring results. If it smells bad, it may be spoiled. :)"

    Answered on 16th Jun 2021 - Member since May 2021 - report
    TG Electrical

    "Yes could be burning smell, fuses trip, not working etc."

    Answered on 17th Dec 2020 - Member since Jul 2016 - report
    Excell electric

    "Burning is usually identified by smell, appliance stops working efficiently
    could cause electric to trip fuse and is usually caused by faulty/damaged internal wiring"

    Answered on 17th Dec 2020 - Member since Oct 2020 - report

    "Smells like burning,touching (if it’s hot )
    Visual ( signs of melting or heat damage

    If you’re indoubt . Disposal of it"

    Answered on 24th Jan 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
    Livewiresparky Ltd

    "Check the appliance for any signs of burn marks or flame marks, the appliance would need to be investigated and pat tested to confirm it is safe for use, hope this helps."

    Answered on 17th Dec 2020 - Member since Sep 2019 - report
    Bombardier Electrical

    "If its burning there will be smoke disconnect or switch off sockets at the fuseboard before touching it"

    Answered on 11th Jan 2021 - Member since Oct 2019 - report
    Village Electrical

    "Both of those, also tripping of your circuit may happen. If your concerned of an appliance, then unplug it and do not use it."

    Answered on 20th Dec 2020 - Member since Dec 2020 - report

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