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GirlFromTheNorthCountry Mon 03-Oct-16 16:21:37

I've just bought a new fridge and realised the old one which doesn't work is hard wired into a box on the wall, below the counter. It has an isolation switch above the counter so it can be switched off and left off. I'm going to get an electrician in to change it to a socket to make life easier in the future, but in the meantime can I just undo the wires so it is no longer connected and put the cover back on? Obviously it is switched off at the isolation point. I'm just nervous of leaving it without anything wired back in place. I have a voltage checker device so I can make doubly sure it is switched off before I do remove it- I'm no electrician but am fairly competent at changing sockets and light fittings etc so not a total novice!

Hope I've explained that properly, many thanks.

Nikki2ol6 Mon 03-Oct-16 16:24:04

I guess so yes as we had to do this with our washer and it was smelling smokey and making a noise so we wanted it out in the garden immediately so just took it all out and we were without a washer for about 4 days

GirlFromTheNorthCountry Mon 03-Oct-16 16:26:09

In case it's any help I've attached a photo...

GirlFromTheNorthCountry Mon 03-Oct-16 16:35:00

Thanks for the quick response Nikki did you just leave it switched off at the isolation switch while you waited for it to be fixed?

Nikki2ol6 Mon 03-Oct-16 16:51:24

Yea we did

GiddyOnZackHunt Mon 03-Oct-16 16:55:27

That should be fine. Pop the fuse out of the spur switch to be doubly sure nobody accidentally turns it on.

GirlFromTheNorthCountry Mon 03-Oct-16 17:03:19

Good idea Giddy. Thanks.

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