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I replaced a fuse but still have no power.

My power blew after to many thing were plugged into one outlet, so I replaced the burnt out 30A GE 125v fuse with a new one but I still have no power. what is the next step to take in fixing my power outage? Thank you, Matthew

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  • oceanriver May 11, 2010

    Where do you not have power, at the outlet where you plugged a whole bunch of things, which is very dangerous if you are plugging stuff that use a lot of power on to a single outlet, or are you saying you don't have any power at all everywhere in the house. If it's only in the outlet where you pluggeg the stuff that burnt the fuse, then take the outlet out and replace it with a new one. make sure ALL power is off before doing this. Also check the wires which are hooked up to that wall outlet and make sure they are not burnt from the end that's connected to the outlet. If you see that they are black with soot or melted...or maybe even broken, then cut of the bad part and strip for new wire to be exposed and reconnect to the new outlet. Also make sure you check the wires connected to the fuse box where the fuse you replaced is. Hope nothing burnt or broke inbetween the fuse box and the outlet(s). Hope this helps.

  • floyd giles May 11, 2010

    Have a licensed electrician install a circuit breaker panel as it is no longer acceptable to have a fuse box in use.If your insurance company were to know that you still have a fuse panel they would cancel your policy. If your insurance company has asked you about the electrical wiring and you misrepresented to them as to what you have you will not have any coverage in the event of a fire

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