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help, water from shower came through and wet sockets in kitchen, now all sockets keep tripping, the socket switch on fuse box, goes down, when i put it back up, all work again for a few hours but then trip again, will they dry out.
Yes it will dry out eventually, but can take several weeks/months.
Answered 9th Mar 2013
Rather than wait for the sockets to dry out isolate the circuit at the consumer unit and remove the socket plate screws and drop the sockets forward. Then warm up the rear of the sockets with a hair drier to dry them out. Refix sockets and turn circuit back on . This should be able to be carried out by any reasonably competant diyer. BUT IMPORTANT TO CONFIRM THE CIRCUIT IS ISOLATED PRIOR TO REMOVING SOCKET FRONTS.
Answered 10th Mar 2013