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What to do fro a blown Fuse or Tripped Breaker.

Well if you have Blown a Fuse/Tripped Circuit Breaker, FIRST, TURN OFF THE MAIN POWER SWITCH. Now, If a Breaker, simply flip the lever, the "Other Way" or, press the button, on the Breaker Body to "Reset" it. If a Fuse, you will have to withdraw the Fuse(s) from the "Holder(s)" until you find the Blown one, look to see if the Fuse Wire is intact, or, not.. a Blown Fuse will have the wire broken/melted. You then, effect repair, by simply using a length of the correctly rated, Fuse Wire. (Replacement Fuse Wire will be of different thicknesses, for different Current Ratings, usually, 5 Amps, 10 Amps, 15 Amps, & 20 Amps). Simply wrap one end of the Fuse Wire, around the contact, at one end, or if screw connection, then under there, & wrap clockwise, then, .make it go through the little hole/slot in middle, and then, wrap it around the screw, or wrap around the other end contact Then replace Fuse, turn the Power back on. Always do all this with nothing plugged into the power socket too. Now if the Fuse.Breaker "Blows" or "Trips" again, with nothing connected, you have a Wiring fault. Also make sure the Unit that caused the problem in the first place is repaired, or it, simply do it all again.

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It just has no power. Nothing happened, I just went to use it and it was dead.


The main fuse is blown, "ceramic type" usually caused by a defective door switch.

Apr 14, 2011 | Maytag MMV4205 Microwave Oven

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how do you know if you blow a fuse? i replaced my bulb and when i plugged back in i got a bit of a spark at the plug recepticle and now i get nothing... any ideas?


Well if you have blown a Fuse/Tripped a Circuit Breaker, FIRST, TURN OFF THE MAIN POWER SWITCH. Now, If a Breaker, simply flip the lever, the "other way" or, press the button, on the Breaker to "Reset" it. If a Fuse, you will have to withdraw the Fuse from the "Holder" and look to see if the Fuse Wire is intact.. a Blown Fuse will have the wire broken/melted. You then, effect repair by simply using a length of the correctly rated, Fuse Wire. Replacement Fuse Wire will be of different thicknesses, for different Current Ratings, usually, 5 Amps, 10 Amps, 15 Amps, & 20 Amps. Simply wrap one end of the Wire, around the contact, at one end, or if screw connection, then under there, wrap clockwise, then, .make it go through the little hole/slot in middle, and then, wrap it around the screw, or other end contact Then replace Fuse, turn back on the Power. Always do all this with nothing plugged into the power socket too..

Mar 05, 2010 | Mitsubishi HC1500 DLP Projector

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whirpool dryer stopped working


Check the following to combat this issue.


1. No power to the dryer
Make sure there's power getting to the dryer. Check for a tripped circuit breaker or a blown fuse. Check the wall socket for power with a voltmeter or by plugging something else in.

2. Door switch / Door switch actuator lever
The dryer would not start with a broken door switch. Replace the door switch if found defective.

Most dryers have a door switch actuator lever - when you close a dryer door, it presses against the lever, which actuates the door switch. If the lever is broken, the switch would not activate and the dryer would not start. Replace the lever, if broken.

Note: Door switch actuator lever usually comes with the door switch assembly and it is recommended to get the whole assembly since there is almost no price difference between the door switch assembly and just the lever. Check your model for more details.

3. Thermal fuse
Most dryers have a thermal fuse, which burns out when the dryer overheats, in which case the dryer will either not run at all or stop heating. The fuse is usually located on the vent duct, inside the dryer. A blown fuse will show no continuity when measured with a meter. Before replacing the fuse, make sure the blower wheel is not broken or clogged, and there is nothing blocking the venting.

Note: It is recommended by most dryer manufacturers to replace a hi-limit thermostat when replacing a thermal fuse.

4. Timer
Replace if defective (note: uncommon problem).

Jun 18, 2009 | Whirlpool LER4634J Electric Dryer

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My dyrer doesn't turn on. It just stop working.


Check the following to address this issue.


No power to the dryer
Make sure there's power getting to the dryer. Check for a tripped circuit breaker or a blown fuse. Check the wall socket for power with a voltmeter or by plugging something else in.

Door switch / Door switch actuator lever
The dryer would not start with a broken door switch. Replace the door switch if found defective.

Most dryers have a door switch actuator lever - when you close a dryer door, it presses against the lever, which actuates the door switch. If the lever is broken, the switch would not activate and the dryer would not start. Replace the lever, if broken.

Note: Door switch actuator lever usually comes with the door switch assembly and it is recommended to get the whole assembly since there is almost no price difference between the door switch assembly and just the lever. Check your model for more details.

Thermal fuse
Most dryers have a thermal fuse, which burns out when the dryer overheats, in which case the dryer will either not run at all or stop heating. The fuse is usually located on the vent duct, inside the dryer. A blown fuse will show no continuity when measured with a meter. Before replacing the fuse, make sure the blower wheel is not broken or clogged, and there is nothing blocking the venting.

Note: It is recommended by most dryer manufacturers to replace a hi-limit thermostat when replacing a thermal fuse.

Timer
Replace if defective (note: uncommon problem).

Jun 06, 2009 | Maytag MDE2600 Electric Dryer

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Won't turn on


CHECK THE FOLLOWING----


1. No power to the dryer
Make sure there's power getting to the dryer. Check for a tripped circuit breaker or a blown fuse. Check the wall socket for power with a voltmeter or by plugging something else in.

2. Door switch / Door switch actuator lever
The dryer would not start with a broken door switch. Replace the door switch if found defective.

Most dryers have a door switch actuator lever - when you close a dryer door, it presses against the lever, which actuates the door switch. If the lever is broken, the switch would not activate and the dryer would not start. Replace the lever, if broken.

Note: Door switch actuator lever usually comes with the door switch assembly and it is recommended to get the whole assembly since there is almost no price difference between the door switch assembly and just the lever. Check your model for more details.

3. Thermal fuse
Most dryers have a thermal fuse, which burns out when the dryer overheats, in which case the dryer will either not run at all or stop heating. The fuse is usually located on the vent duct, inside the dryer. A blown fuse will show no continuity when measured with a meter. Before replacing the fuse, make sure the blower wheel is not broken or clogged, and there is nothing blocking the venting.

Note: It is recommended by most dryer manufacturers to replace a hi-limit thermostat when replacing a thermal fuse.

4. Timer
Replace if defective (note: uncommon problem).

May 31, 2009 | Dryers

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