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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 10:23 am 
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Hello

I do hope someone can help.

I bought my self a new dishwasher, after all sorts of problems I was at last able to use for the first time.

As the dishwasher is integrated I have used an extension lead to plug it in, its nice and neat and no wires can be seen. Trouble is my dishwasher does not like it and after a few minutes the extension lead knocked off. I had to run the dishwasher plugged in to a socket, which is no use as it means I have a wire coming up from the bottom of the cupboard.

Can any nice person out there recommend an extension lead I can buy to use with my dishwasher? :?

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Hi Mags,

Poor you! You are not having much luck with this dishwasher :!:

When you say that the extension lead knocked off I think that you mean it fused?

Some extension leads are only rated at 5 amps and have a 5 amp fuse protecting the lead.

I would suggest getting a 13 amp extension lead, but try to get one that is the correct length, so that there is not a lot of excess wire left over!

Perhaps you could measure the length of lead that you need and get one made up from an electrical shop or an hardware shop, that is of course if you struggle finding one pre made.

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Hello my trusted friend,

Thank you so much for helping a DIY novice. Quite frankly after the bother I have had I wish I employed a professional, that said I knew I would get the right advise from one of you DIY icons.

I will soon be able to ditch the Marigolds forever.

Take care bulldog.

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A dishwasher is a heavily rated appliance and sometimes an extension lead would cause a slight volt drop meaning it would draw slighty more current than it should therefore blowing the fuse.

To try and avoid this is either install a 13 amp socket in the cupboard or have the extension lead as thick and short as possible.

Hope this makes sense! :-)


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don't, whatever you do, use a wind up extension cable wound up with that size load on it, the heat generated could cause the lead to melt & even start a fire

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village idiot wrote:
don't, whatever you do, use a wind up extension cable wound up with that size load on it, the heat generated could cause the lead to melt & even start a fire


my extension is made of plastic not lead :lol:


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