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The thermal fuse has blown, does that mean that the thermostat no longer works or should it be safe to use on a low setting?

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    John Hart Apr 11, 2013

    Thank you Kim. The fuse is flat and screwed to the element housing. I can only find round fuses that appear to be separate - not fastened down. Will this work safely?

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The thermal fuse protects you and your unit from overheating. You would need to replace the fuse to have it work. Let me know if you need more help.

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