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Klipsch sub 10 keeps blowing fuses

My sub blew a fuse about 2 weeks ago and everytime I put a new fuse in it and power it up the fuses blow

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More than likely the power supply switching transistors have fried. Also check the large caps in the primary side of the power supply. If you don't know what your are doing do not attempt to fix the power supply.. very dangerous voltages involved !!! Send it to Klipsch for repair or purchase a Bash replacement panel http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=300-750

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