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    Wall plug socket always ‘on’


    I have a standard wall socket thats always worked fine - however it now doesnt seem to turn off, whether the switch is in the ‘on’ or ‘off’ position. I.e whatever is plugged in continues to be powered whichever position the switch is in! Is it safe to keep using the socket??

    Asked by Cal on 20th Jul 2022
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    Electric Safe Wirral

    "Seems like the rocker switch inside the socket front has stopped working in the “on” position. Should be swapped for a fully working unit asap."

    Answered on 21st Jul 2022 - Member since Oct 2019 - report
    Jmk painters

    "In my opinion the switch is broken I would just change the socket the switch is there for a reason has safety get a new socket"

    Answered on 20th Jul 2022 - Member since Jun 2020 - report
    D tech FM

    "It's what us electrician call arced n/closed this switch mechanism has essentially melted into place therfore keeping the switch position perm closed. Highly advise replacing the socket. Hope that's helps"

    Answered on 23rd Jul 2022 - Member since Oct 2021 - report
    Build electrics

    "Switch is broken in the on position just replace it with a new socket. Hopefully it's just a broken switch through wear and tear hopefully behind the socket there is no thermal damage to the cables."

    Answered on 20th Jul 2022 - Member since Aug 2021 - report
    Bodmas limited

    "Its no longer safe. This has to be replaced as soon as possible to prevent further damage"

    Answered on 25th Jul 2022 - Member since Jun 2022 - report
    WK Electricals Ltd

    "The ON/OFF functional switch or isolator is faulty so this needs replacing a new switch onto the socket."

    Answered on 21st Jul 2022 - Member since Jun 2021 - report

    "Hi it’s not really safe to keep using the socket my advice would be to change it"

    Answered on 20th Jul 2022 - Member since Mar 2022 - report
    Highlight Electrical

    "Sounds like the connection behind the switch mechanism has worn out. The whole socket will need replacing. It is safe to use with care, but highly recommend replacing. The main reason is you cannot isolate the appliance before removing the plug, which could cause a spark if the appliance is in use when you pull it from the socket. Hope that helps."

    Answered on 21st Jul 2022 - Member since Mar 2021 - report
    Electrical safety testing contractors

    "Unfortunately not, as you won’t be able to isolate the appliance correctly and could be causing thermal damage on socket switch"

    Answered on 30th Jul 2022 - Member since Nov 2018 - report
    Electrical g -

    "No is not safe and try too get a qualified
    Eletrician too chance you plug docket"

    Answered on 20th Jul 2022 - Member since Jan 2021 - report

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