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MAH5500BWW model fuse blown

My fuse is blown on the motor control board. My question is can I just replace the fuse or do I have to replace the entire board? Obviously something caused the fuse to blow and I was wondering if this could have been caused by someone overloading the washer or if the fuse blowing was caused by a problem with the motor?

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Re: MAH5500BWW model fuse blown

You probably need the motor conversion kit 12002039. This Neptune motor / motor control board has a high failure rate. To determine this you need to remove the front cover and inspect the motor control board near the floor on right side for burnt components or a blown 10 amp fuse. If you have burnt components or a blown fuse then your motor control board has failed and needs to be replaced. See for Neptune disassembly pictures and other neptune information.

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