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Drawing too much power, may have a short circuit

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How can i get a replacement 5 amp 125 volt fuse for a holmes twin widow fan


It's worth noting here that it's more about the physical size & shape of the Fuse thats needed to fit your Fan.
You don't have to use exactly a 5 amp @ 125v fuse.
Any fuse that Fits and is in the range of 5,6,7,8,10 Amp and even 230v is ok.
The fuse is like a piece of soft metal that will melt if too much current is being drawn by the device. The Amps & Volts only define approximately when the fuse link will melt (blow). But as the fan gets dirty and older the LOAD it draws might get slightly higher. Enough to cause the fuse to slowly melt. So a small to 6, 8, or 10 Amp should work just fine. A wiring short will still cause the 10 Amp fuse to blow thereby keeping things safe. The manufacturer uses a fuse that fits in the space he has allocated & allows the unit to run continuously without blowing on a slight load.
But it is only a safety device to protect the device from internal shorts.
It stops a shorted motor or shorted internal wiring from getting too hot and possibly causing a fire.
But a 20 or 30Amp fuse would still blow if it is shorted.
For example...If the 5 A fuse keeps blowing then you could try say an 8 or 10 Amp fuse. If that blows then their is definitely a problem with the circuit. Don't put anything larger than 10 Amp in.
It then needs to be looked at by a service technician.


The voltage rating on a household fuse isn't that critical.
It's actually the wattage it takes to melt the fuse link. It's based on the mathematics of Ohms Law (Watts =Volts x Amps)
But thats another story....
Cheers
Trevor

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Hot plug default


hot , melting cords is an indication of a short in the unit and drawing more power than the cord will carry
it also indicates that the fuse(circuit breaker ) in the house fuse box is of the wrong size and may result in a house fire as if the cord is getting ,then so is the wire in the house to that outlet
have an appliance service centre check it out and have an electrician check out the fuse in the fuse board

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Suddenly microwave stopped working


(would really like more info- digital number dead as well?)

(assuming completely dead) Could be a couple of things:
- blown fuses (inside, relatively easy to replace, std size avail at Raioshack) <-- most likely
- cut/loose power cord connection inside.
- (unlikely but worse case scenario) Door was closed crooked- one tong hit one door switch before the other- causing a short circuit internally that "self destructs" the microwave to prevent it ever operating with an open (or even crookedly ajar) door, irradiating any users. Typically it just blows the fuses, but if fuses blow immediately upon replacing and turning power on, then possibly one of the switches fused or melted internally, and needs to be replaced.

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Whistler 1730 keeps blowing fuses. no other problems with cigarette lighter plug


Is the lighter socket fuse blowing or the fuse in the unit's power cord? Have you tried another power cord from a Friends radar detector? If it doesn't blow that power cord's fuse, then your power cord is bad. If it does blow the fuse in the other power cord, there could be something wrong with the unit. Contact Whistler at info@whistlergroup.com

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Yellow wire melting and blows fuse


What octage is your 'yellow' wire? Try a thicker insulated wire. I'm guessing you have a Xplode then...your wires could be crossed but dont use it if it continues to blow fuses until the problem is fixed.

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Our char-broil patio bistro grill has started to blow the circuit breaker in the house when I plug it in. It will heat up a little and then the circuit blows. Is this a cord problem or an element problem?...


Could be cord or element. If you are using an extension cord, you need to use a #12 gauge cord for this grill, or it needs to be plugged into a 20 amp circuit that is located next to the grill.

If you have the right cord, then the element may be failing.

Aug 19, 2009 | Char-Broil Patio Bistro (LP) Grill

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Help


If your power cord starts to melt before the fuse blows it means you have *way* too thin power cables. Then the fuse probably blew because of a short to ground due to the melted insulation. This is one of the things that can start car fires.

I use cables of similar thickness as jumper cables to my slightly bigger amp, maybe a little overkill but better safe than sorry.

Good luck!

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Brake lights blows fuses


Please check the brake light wiring there must be somewhere where the live wire is touching the body (earth -) and thus the blowing of the fuses.
Since the plug in had melted so must have the wires insulation top melted somewhere and its now shorting.
Hope this helps.

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I HAVE A 1985 K30 6.2 DIESEL 4X4 MILTARY PICKUP


The reason the fuse blows/melts is because there is excessive draw. The other alternator could be wired wrong. Check to make sure the wires are correct gauge.

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