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I’m cold but I smell burning

Posted by on April 10, 2014

My office/apartment has Economy 7 storage heaters. Every morning I walk into the lounge and it’s toasty but this morning it was cooler than usual. A short time later I realised that I’d caught the faint smell of burning; no, not burning, more like a spent match. I did not relate the two events.

This afternoon, being a little chilly, I checked the main storage heater and to my surprise it was completely cold. The mains was switched on so I decided to check the fuse. Switched off all the heaters at the fusebox. The fuse wouldn’t come out due to a clump of black residue. Removed socket.


Removed entire electrical assembly from wall in preparation for buying new double pattress and switches tomorrow.


Left wiring safe; of sorts.