Fitting a Shower Pull Cord 45amp Switch
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Fitting a Shower Pull Cord 45amp Switch

Post by GeorgeBaines » Tue Aug 15, 2023 1:46 pm

Hi Everyone,
I have just replaced a 45amp shower pull cord switch as the cord snapped from the top on the previous one. I have taken the usual precautions isolating the electrics blah blah and think I have wired it correctly:
I have wired the black & red to supply, and brown & blue to load and on the correct sides where the L & N terminals are. The only difference from the previous switch was it had two terminals for the Earth wire, and as the new switch had only one terminal, I wired both the Earth wires to that. The neon light comes on when the cord is pulled and the switch is in "On" position, which tells me that I haven't mixed up the terminals. However, unfortunately the shower doesn't work anymore. There was nothing wrong with the shower before the cord snapped. Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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Re: Fitting a Shower Pull Cord 45amp Switch

Post by Mr White » Tue Aug 15, 2023 4:45 pm

If the shower worked before you changed the switch, and now it does not work, I can only suggest you check the connections you made.

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Re: Fitting a Shower Pull Cord 45amp Switch

Post by GeorgeBaines » Tue Aug 15, 2023 4:58 pm

Mr White wrote:If the shower worked before you changed the switch, and now it does not work, I can only suggest you check the connections you made.


Mr White, thank you for your reply. All connections are secure and the screws are touching the wires. So, I cannot understand where I've gone wrong. (Scratches head)

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Re: Fitting a Shower Pull Cord 45amp Switch

Post by Mr White » Tue Aug 15, 2023 11:19 pm

Its hard to see from here what the actual error is.

I would suggest (usual precautions) take the switch down, then put it back. Yes I am being serious.

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Re: Fitting a Shower Pull Cord 45amp Switch

Post by GeorgeBaines » Wed Aug 16, 2023 2:46 pm

Mr White wrote:Its hard to see from here what the actual error is.

I would suggest (usual precautions) take the switch down, then put it back. Yes I am being serious.

Mr White, I've done that. Same result.
I have called in an electrician. Let's see what he says.

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