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post #7 of (permalink) Old 07-25-2016, 07:06 AM
repairman54
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How did the fuse blow? Was it visibly open in the middle of the element or did it look OK in the center and still be open.
Shorts will blow the fuse in the center, old age fails (as I call them) will open at the ends of the element and happen over time. Poor connections at the fuse ends can transfer heat into the fuse and cause that kind of failure also.

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