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I have a havy duty dryer Hotpoint and 1 of the 2 fuses is melting. The fuse are getting hot when the dryer is working. Need help Yvon. Tanks

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  • monmontran Oct 21, 2008

    Hi mntech !



    I already check all the connections in main panel, receptacle, everyting is all tight. My conserne is, how can i remove the fuse holder from the fuse panel. It won't come off. That's the only place where i did not check.



    Another thing that i forgot to tell is the line voltage on both circuit don't have the same voltage. When the dryer is working and heating, i have 117 volts ahn the other one is 118 volts. Is this normal ? I track down to the main panel and the voltage is different at the bussbar to.



    Any suggestions ?

    I'am about to call a électricien to have the panel check and to give me a estimation to change to 200 amps.



    Thanks for the support !



    Yvon

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You have a poor electrical connection, causing the fuse to heat up. Check to make sure electrical connections are all tight, especially the wires in your fuse disconnect box. Most fused disconnect boxes have a hex screw behind the fuse that the back of the fuse touches. Make sure that is tight also. The poor connection could be in other areas also, such as the receptacle the dryer cord plugs into or the connections of the dryer cord to the dryer.

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