Yeah, I considered that. IME if say an oven is of the built-in type then indeed it is often bolted/screwed into the surrounding kitchen cabinet.x9200 wrote:I suspect the said appliances are of the built in type (not a stand alone) so it may not be that trivial top test them at the very connection point.
Probably just one more question to verify, was the failure noticed within the same day or within the single time span both of them where used?
But with the likes of microwaves, they (IME) can often be used as work-top/free-standing appliances or with an additional 'built-in' fascia kit slotted into a cabinet so giving the 'built-in' look.
I've just checked our built-in micro in the kitchen now, and indeed the steel surround around the micro can be pulled off - it's simply held in place by spring clips. Take off that surround and the micro is free-standing. Take the micro out and reach into the cabinet void and you could then unplug it from the socket behind. So if it were our micro having a problem I'd a) take the micro out and check if it works from another known functioning socket b) put a known-working small appliance into the socket the micro was in and see if the test-appliance powers up...
Agree with your 2nd point.