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Need to locate fuse

Another post suggested that by replacing the fuse, a dead BFP-703 could be brought to life. I've taken apart my machine but can't locate anything that looks like a fuse. Is a schematic available, or something that will help to find the fuse.

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Re: Need to locate fuse

A thermal fuse may be located near the motor to sense an overheated motor. the fuse may be about 1/2 inch long and about 1/8 inch cylinder with two wire connections. these are available at Radio Shack or more. match the temperature the print on cylinder. if none found, look on circuit board for any print starting with letter "F". that part may be a fuse.

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