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Television Fuse Pulled on the television cord and the television stopped working. Changed something in the set that looked like a fuse, but I got the fuse from a smaller television. I need to know if that part is called a fuse and where can I buy this part from.

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  • Bobby West Mar 29, 2007

    the fuse is glass with the two metal ends and on one end it reads...F5AL250V...I'm not sure what the other fuse reads because it is inside of the television(GE 27"), but the television just seems to run different, like the other fuse might be a lower voltage, which it probably is since it is from a smaller t.v.(Phillps 19")...

    Thanks in Advance,

    BStuart

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If it is a glass tube with a small bit of wire in the middle, maybe painted or with a label round the tube, two metal end caps, and a springy clip holder then yes, its a fuse. You should be able to get the same one at most hardware stores depending on the rating. usually the rating will be stamped in tiny letters on the side of one of the metal end caps, or on the tube if it is painted or labelled. It would say something like 6A or possibly 500mA or similar or maybe just the numbers with no A or mA. take the old one with you and you should be able to get a box of them cheap enough if you want. even if it has no numbers printed on it - look where the spring clips are and next to them or between them it will probably have printed "F1" or similar (meaning first fuse), and a rating like 10A etc. get one that is the same as the printed rating instead of the old one that came out if they are different. you might be lucky and find the one you got from the other tv is the correct one anyway, but you should check. Hope this helps - if not then please post again :)

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  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2007

    voltage is not directly an issue with a fuse. The Amp rating is the issue.

    a smaller Amp rating fuse will not make the tv work any different - it is just more likely to blow more often. sounds like there may possibly be another problem

    - just possible one of the connections from the power cord into the system has been pulled so it is not connecting properly - this could easily affect the voltage getting to the workings of the set. check along the cable as it enters the box to where it first joins something electrically - see if the connector or the soldered joints seem ok. also check the plug end - depending if you think that got pulled too - if so also try a different power socket in case something got bent inside the socket itself.

    the F5AL250V is a very standard "quick blow" 5 Amp fuse - the quick (or fast) blow bit means that it is slightly better quality, giving slightly better protection than what you might use in a less sensitive bit of equipment, so using any old 5 Amp fuse is not the best idea.

    You should be able to get the right ones though at most hardware stores - online prices are around $2 for 10 so shouldn't be too much.

    It does sound like it is the right fuse for the set.

    Please post again if you still have trouble
    Hope this helps :)

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