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Bose Wave Radio/CD Model AWRC1P

I had elecrical problems in my home when my furnace transformer burned out, now my Bose radio does not work at all. Is there a fuse inside of it?

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Re: Bose Wave Radio/CD Model AWRC1P

Yes There is a pigtail fuse in unit. It solders to main board. In order to replace you have to pull main p.c.b to get access to bottom of board.

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