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Kenmore Spacemaker Fuse Blown

My Kenmore is 18 years old and it was still working fine.  Two days ago, all the lights and indicators went dark.  I checked it today and found that the fuse is blown.  I can replace it but what I don't know is the Amp. capacity of the fuse.  If any one can help me to let me know the main fuse Amp. I would really appreciate it.
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Its either a 10-15-or20 ceramic fuse and its marked on the side of the fuse or take it to the hardware store they have this type of special fuse.and they can locate the rating for you

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