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Cooker hood with no fuse, only connected to the trip switch box?
The cooker hood went off in the characteristic way of a fuse blowing. However, there doesn't seem to be any fuse connected to it. The trip switch on the fuse box tripped, and when I switched it back on the cooker hood wasn't working anymore...
An appliance engineer came today and confirmed the applicance itself is working, so: what's the problem? I cannot find any fuse, is it the wire? Can it be fixed at all?
When you turn the fuse back on in the fusebox,if the hood is not working any more it will definitly have a spur somewhere,it is sometimes on the top of cupboards sometimes even on the duckting of the hood. You need to find it,when you do you need to check the fuse.99% it is the fuse in the spur
Answered 31st Jan 2012
It would be normal to have a cooker hood connected via a fused spur - or Fused Connection Unit(FCU) - to give it it's proper name.
I assume the appliance engineer confirmed there was no voltage at the cooker hood (and connected it to a different supply to test the hood itself)? In which case, you need to start checking back along the cabling.
Look first for a FCU - might be hidden in or above a kitchen cupboard. If you find one, test the fuse.
If there is a FCU and the fuse is ok, then you should call a qualified electrician to test the circuit breaker and circuit cabling.
Answered 25th Jan 2012
trace the cable from the cooker hood and associated cables sound like there is a fused connection unit (FCU) located in the circuit some where this is supposed to be accessable if you are not competent call a qualified electrician
Answered 5th Feb 2012