DF3 -- Given your current level of "running" ability I'd be impressed if you could actually run 5km without caking your trollies Oh, can we assume you didn't take a medal at the end of the marathon yeah?
I've tried two more sockets, one on the same circuit and one on a different circuit, but alas with the same result... The plug is one of those molded ones and looks to me to be ok so not much I can do there... It has a heating element so I guess that could be the problem... I think it's time to dig out the warranty and take it from there. Thanks to you all for responding with various thoughts and ideas. Oh, DTES - you suggestion made me chuckle but as I don't fancy a good slapping I'll leave it at that