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Power surge After a power surge through our home, our Samsung window unit no longer works. Any idea on what could be wrong and how to fix it? The unit is less than a year old.

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  • snsinclair Jul 29, 2008

    We took it apart and found the fuse. It seems as though it needs a 3.15 amp fuse with 250 volts. We can only find 3amps with 250 volts. We have been to ACE, Home Depot and Radio Shack. Any ideas?

  • Anonymous Aug 21, 2008

    THE NEUTRAL LINE FROM THE POWER COMPANY GOT KNOCKED OFF THE SUPPLY TO MY HOUSE. SEVERAL APPLIANCES ARE NOW DEAD INCLUDING A SAMSUNG WALL AC UNIT.I TRIED REPLACING THE PCB MAIN BOARD, WITH NO RESULTS.ANY TIPS? THANKS,ROB

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The stabiliser would have fused out so replace the fuse alone then the unit will work

Posted on Jul 29, 2008

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    MAHIR IQBAL Jul 30, 2008

    you can put the fuse with 3 A and 250 V which is very safe for the equipment

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