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bodger

HELP!

The flour mill in this thread has packed in.

http://overthegate.myfreeforum.org/ftopic31568-0.php

Its used regularly every week and was working perfectly at the end of last week. There's not a sign of life in it. I've changed plug sockets and taken it to pieces and put it back together again but nothings doing. I didn't have any smell of burning or anything else untoward the last time I used it, so have you any ideas as to what I should try next?
Gareth

1) Does that wall socket work?  try it with a drill or something else; if not working try another socket and then the main fuse board

2) Are you still using the RCD trip shown in the photo? if you are just plug straight into the socket and try the mill. If it works good if not, replace the fuse in the plug.

3) Rewire the plug. Cut off about 12" of flex and rewire the plug... sometimes the wire breaks inside the flex at or near the base of the plug and rewire is all that is needed.

3) Unplug and inspect the outside of the flex is there any obvious damage if so get it replaced

4) Unplug the mill and get an electrician in............... as a business even as a one man band with no employees you are still subject to the electrical regs.............. your mill and all the other electrical equipment used in the business should be PAT tested annually and certificates issued.
bodger

I did actually say that I've tried it in different plug sockets.
Gareth

Yes, I know you said you had tried it in different wall sockets, but you did not say if you had confirmed that the wall sockets were working or not. A fuse may have blown or an RCD tripped back at the main distribution board or consumer unit.

When we rewired 4 years ago we made certain that the sockets down stairs were on a different circuit to those up stairs, and that the sockets in the conservatory were on different circuits to the workshop.
Rena

Gareth has a valid point....I went to use my flour grinder a few weeks ago and it didn't work. So, I thought it had finally died. The next day I noticed our fridge wasn't working... Thought it had died... (Nope didn't make a connection as the two things were plugged in two different plugs in the kitchen on opposite walls...). That same day, I went to use my mixer and it also didn't work ... At this point something triggered my mind to try a totally different plug in a different part of the kitchen.... And the mixer worked. As it turned out, 3 of the 5 outlets in the kitchen, were 'dead'. All the appliances were fine.

Sure hope it's that easy of a deal for you bodger.... Course, we're now at the part of trying to locate where the exact problem is so that it can get repaired.
bodger

If I hadn't tried the obvious already, I wouldn't be posting about having a defunct mill.
Gareth

Is there a reset button on the mill itself. My 240 volt single phase mig welder. cold cut saw, Plasma cutter and both of the extension cables I use in the workshop each have built in over load protection with reset buttons.
Gareth

Apparently your mill does have an Automatic safety cut-out to motor and blade housing. So if the electrical supply is good, and the fuse and flex on the mill is good, the Auto cut off is the most like place for the fault to be.
http://www.ascott-dairy.co.uk/novital-golia-mill/
sod

Having wired our house onto 4 circuits and workshop completly seperate as has 3ph and heavy duty wiring we can test within 5feet which helps alot. But as for your problem other than Gareths ideas unless you haveny test gear (meter) don't kbow sorry
bodger

A good result. A friend who mends washing machines for a living has fixed it. Apparently one of two switches wasn't working. Milling tonight.
sod

  great news
horace

Sounds like jobs a good un
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