Ovens pack up: a coincidence?

On Monday, March 2, our electrical oven ceased to function after the trip switch had been activated. Nothing strange there, I thought, just another electrical appliance that had served its time.

On Monday, March 2, our electrical oven ceased to function after the trip switch had been activated. Nothing strange there, I thought, just another electrical appliance that had served its time. On Tuesday, March 3, by pure chance I spoke to my mother-in-law, who also lives in the Exmouth area, and she told me that her oven had also blown on Monday, March 2, around the same time. What would be the odds of this happening - two ovens within the same family, on the same day, at the same time? I contacted Western Power Distribution to ask if there had been a recorded problem with the supply and they confirmed (by letter and telephone) that there had been an "oil leak" at the Halsdon Avenue sub-station and that people may have experienced "a few momentary blips". They went on to say they were not accepting liability. My question to your readers is: did anyone else in the Exmouth area experience any damage to electrical equipment on Monday, March 2?Western Power Distribution said they would be interested to hear from anyone who experienced any such problem. If so, please contact Lynn Kay, claims assistant. Please note that Western Power have confirmed they would be happy to receive any such calls relating to this fault. I would be happy to hear via email from anyone who did encounter any such problems on the date in question: riley-@tiscali.co.ukIan Wright,1 Bridge Road, Withycombe.


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