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Blows fuse when power turned on.

I bought this Phoenix Gold MX 1250 at an auction. Every time I turn the power on it blows a fuse. Sent it to Radio Shack and they couldn't fix it. Anyone got any ideas?

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  • webstuff299 Jul 05, 2010

    Can't find 220V/10A fuses, only 250V/10A.

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Use 220v and 10 amp power fuse

Posted on Jul 04, 2010

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