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heleninwales
What was that!?
A few minutes ago, there was a loud bang from the kitchen. Graham and I emerged from our studies to investigate. A smell of burned electrical something or other hung in the air but, mysteriously, everything was working. The lights were OK, the dishwasher was still sloshing gently and the fridge freezer was happily burbling to itself. The microwave and cooker were fine, as was the kettle. None of the plugs were hot to the touch. We stood there baffled for a while until finally we thought to check the ancient radio. It was dead. Sniffing it revealed the source of the burned electrical smell. Of all the things in the kitchen that could have gone bang, the radio was the most expendable, but I'll have to buy a new one tomorrow.

Current Mood: relieved relieved

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queenoftheskies From: queenoftheskies Date: September 21st, 2016 06:21 am (UTC) (Link)
Was it something inside the radio that gave way? Or the outlet it was attached to?
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: September 21st, 2016 12:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
It was definitely something in the radio itself. You could smell the fried electronics smell if you held your nose next to it.

The radio was switched off, though plugged into the socket which it was sharing with the dishwasher. It probably blew the fuse in the radio's plug but didn't trip the fuse on the main circuit board or affect the dishwasher which carried on sloshing away as though nothing had happened. It was an old radio though, thirty years old, I think, so not a disaster and I found a cheap replacement in town, so we have radio in the kitchen again.
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