EICR and RCD failure

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    EICR and RCD failure

    Hi all,
    Can the electricians on this forum comment on how often they come across an RCD that has failed..

    I recently had three EICRs carried out and two have failed because of a faulty RCD..on the 2nd house the electrician said he had not seen that before, I went to CEF and managed to get a new RCD which he put in on the same day...on the 3rd house failed for RCD again but I can't get the same RCD anymore so am having to spend £400 + on a new board/install.

    I am just thinking an unscrupulous sparky could say an RCD is faulty on the test such as leakage or slow reaction time with no way for the consumer to double check and if it's an old RCD it means he gets to fit a new consumer unit.

    It's just with him saying he had never seen it before on the 2nd house and then failing the 3rd on the same issue that's making me suspicious. However if can confirm these RCDs are always failing on two out of every three jobs I will feel a bit easier about it!

    Thanks
    Bob

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