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Help! I Need A London Electrician For My Tripping Issues

Circuit breakers are designed to shut off dangerous electrical problems like short circuits and wrong connections. Often, your circuit can trip and warn you of impending issues, though sometimes the trips occur for no apparent reason.

If your circuit tends to trip mysteriously or you observe any form of break or melt around the breaker switch, do not hesitate to contact our electricians. They will replace or repair any tripping circuit in your home immediately.

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Tripping RCD/MCB Repair Service

Fuse Tripping

  • Loose connections cause MCB (fuse) tripping.

RCD Tripping

  • A common issue in homes occurs due to leakage current on faulty wires or appliances.

A circuit that trips may result from excess load. While you might feel you can handle the situation, such a fault poses significant risks to the residents. It is crucial to call a professional who can ensure your safety rather than attempting a DIY approach.

When contacted, our electrician will first carry out an assessment and identify the cause of the problem. Then, they will draw up an estimate of the repair cost and proceed to correct all loose connections or make necessary replacements.

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We have a specialist electrical RCD/circuit breaker fault-finding service available in London. Our local electricians in East London are electrical fault find specialists who cover London, Essex, and the surrounding areas.

When to Call an Electrician for Tripping Circuit Repair in London

Most times, it is hard to notice the signs of a tripping circuit—spotting them early will minimize the risk of expensive repairs. For example:

  • If your breaker trips while bearing little load, it may be a sign of a short circuit.
  • If the switch trips only when an appliance is plugged in, it could indicate an overload.

Once you notice these signs, consider calling an expert at Lloyd Hallowell Electrics in London to carry out an inspection. Initially, we might consider connecting heavy-duty appliances to a separate circuit while an assessment is carried out.

Circuit Breaker Repair and Replacement

At some point, your circuits will need replacement or repairs. Lloyd Hallowell Electrics offers one of the best circuit repair and replacement services in London. All our electricians are licensed to carry out a hitch-free repair, complying with National Electric Code regulations. We offer one-off solutions that ensure the circuit is safe to use for a long time.


See some common questions and answers below, or call us at 07464 786086

If your RCD is tripping intermittently, this could be because of current leakage.
Modern electrical appliances and items such as power supplies all have low levels of current leakage. When you have several of these appliances or devices connected to the same circuit, the amount of current leakage adds up and then exceeds the trip threshold, causing the RCD to trip. To help resolve the issue, it is advisable to get an electrician to test the earth leakage of your appliances for you. You can also take practical precautions such as not overloading circuits by plugging in lots of devices when not in use.

It is also recommended to use extension leads safely and not overload them. Always purchase good quality electrical devices and appliances that have been designed with electrical safety in mind.

If your RCD is still tripping, then the next place to turn your attention to is common faults with your washing machine, including:

*The heating element is leaking current

*Water leak Faulty drain pump

*Damaged wiring

*The door safety lock is stuck

* The start/stop switch is defective

* Worn out motor

All of these points above are worth investigating as one or more of them could be causing your RCD to trip. If your RCD is regularly tripping and you can’t immediately see an issue with your washing machine, get a tradesperson to service it for you.

Similarly to the problems with your washing machine, your oven could also be the culprit. Possible causes could be:

*An issue with the electricity supply

* Terminal block not tightened Faulty

*Elements Convection fan failed

* Cooling fan damaged

* Oven light housing short-circuiting. Damaged wiring

You might be noticing a common theme with all of these faults, in that something small could be the main cause of your RCD tripping.

RCD’s and MCB’s have different jobs to do. MCB’s are there to protect against electrical faults that are due to load so that they will trip due to faults such as short circuits or overcurrent. RCD’s are very sensitive and are there to protect against the earth to neutral faults and issues such as current leakage. For example, the RCD might trip due to detecting even a small current leakage, but the load on the circuit wouldn’t be above the MCB rating; therefore, the MCB wouldn’t trip out.

An RCD tripping can be a common nuisance, but there are plenty of things you can check and troubleshoot yourself. If you are finding that your RCD is tripping consistently, or you notice other electrical issues such as flickering lights or burning smells, then it might be time to invest in getting your home rewired. When dealing with anything electrical, it is always advisable to be cautious. Do not attempt to undertake any repairs or touch any wiring yourself – always get in touch with a local electrician.

This situation can seem like a mystery, but it is possible to find the cause by checking for the following things. Your RCBO may be tripping due to:

A short circuit – A short circuit can occur for multiple reasons, but the most likely is due to faulty wiring or a weak connection. You can usually identify the location of a short circuit by a burning smell. Occasionally you may also hear popping or crackling noises when the faulty circuit is in use. If you identify a short circuit, it is always best to contact an electrician to conduct a repair

Overcurrent – Fuses and circuit breakers are designed to protect people and devices from danger. Overcurrent occurs when the normal load on a circuit is overloaded, usually in response to an electrical fault, including a short circuit. The RCBO trips as a form of protection to preserve safety

Ground or earth fault – This type of fault is similar to a short circuit and occurs when a live wire comes into contact with the earth wire. When this happens, more current is available than the circuit is designed to handle, causing the RCBO to trip.

It is common for fridge freezers to cause electrical spikes as they cool. If you notice that your RCD is tripping intermittently after the motor of your fridge freezer starts to kick in, this indicates that the cooling phase is the issue. Your fridge freezer may also be tripping your RCD due to faulty wiring. It is complicated to diagnose a faulty circuit in a fridge freezer, and special equipment is required, so contact a professional business like Lloyd Hallowell Electrics.

There can be many reasons that your RCD is tripping, especially as they are sensitive pieces of equipment. If your RCD has tripped, follow the advice above and unplug all appliances. Turn all the MCB switches to the off position and one by one plug the appliances back in. Turn the MCB’s back on, and try to rest the RCD. If the MCB or RCD trips again, it is usually the last appliance you plugged in that is causing the RCD to trip.

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