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Plug sockets only failing

Once again I woke this morning only to find that the plug sockets and I assume all them had failed during the course of the night. Lights ok. On the fuse board all showed ok but for one switch that was off and when turned to on all was ok. This problem is happening more often and I want to know how do I locate the culprit easily. My theory it is either my fridge freezer or gas boiler, because both run during the night and call for more electricity when either needs to be cooled down or water to be heated.

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The age of the electric wiring could be an issue. I suspect a bad or loose connection at the recepticals. If appliance plug- in results in a loose connection,( IE: Plug falls out ). Replace the duplex recepticals as needed. Also check wiring connections to be sure they are tight.

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