Electrical Question

Test/replace shaver socket on bathroom wall

Socket making a crackling noise. Is this about to catch fire/explode?

2 Answers

The shaver socket should be disconnected from the circuit its fed from as its a possibility the transformer could be faulty and could burn itself out.

Answered 27th Jul 2012

Clark maintenance

Member since 26 Jul 2012

Sounds like its arcing inside due to either a loose connection or water having got inside. Best to make it safe and turn off the circuit that the shaver point is on and get an electrician in to test the circuit and shaver point and if required fit a new shaver point.

Answered 29th Jul 2012

Electrical Safety Services

Member since 17 Oct 2011

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