Spilled water on gas cooker

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Old 12-31-18, 12:40 PM
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Spilled water on gas cooker

Hello guys, my old man spilled about a cup and and a half of water on a gas cooker (during a fall, so cant be mad at him, he's got parkinsons) The cooker and everything connected nearby has lost power.

I have gone to the fuse box and the cooker flip button has gone to off.

I have disconnected the cooker from the cooker switch and flipped the fuse flip button to on and all the other connect devices nearby, like the hallway clock and his emergency call center unit are now without power.

Is it just as simple as switching the fuse back on when the offending item is disconnected or is there anything else I need to do. Obviously am looking at the safe option and advice from you guys. Being new years eve, I think getting an electrician in might cost the earth!

Any advice guys, please. Sorry for the poor explanation. Thank you.
 
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Old 12-31-18, 01:01 PM
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In addition to reseting the circuit breaker to on, you also may have to reset a residual current device. These are slightly different in every country, but generally there will be a TEST and RESET button or something similar. This device detects small leakages caused by water contacting electricity. You should be able to reset it after the offending cooker is disconnected or dried out. Note also that when reseting a breaker it is often required to cycle it completely off then back on.
 
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Old 12-31-18, 05:06 PM
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Gas cooker..... you mean stove ?
There isn't usually a GFI protecting the stove.

Try pushing the breaker all the way to off and then back on.
Sometimes they need a push hard to the off position to reset.
 
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