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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 23-03-2009, 23:19 Thread Starter
 
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Melted Fuse

Hi All,

Looking to see if anyone can point me in the right direction, I have a 1996 winnebago itasca sunrise where the front(windscreen) heater wasn't working, i located the fuse and changed it as it had blown, i put a correct amp replacement in but after driving for a short time i could smell burning, i looked at the fuses and the one i put in had totally melted, i dont really need the fan heater but would like to know if it is something that can be easily fixed.

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William
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Hi William

Could there be a loose connection at the fuse holder causing it to arc and then melt

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If the fuse is melting it suggests that you have a bad connection on the fuse holder so need the skills of an electrician to cut back the wire, re-make the ends and perhaps fit a new fuse holder.

Also cheep fuses get hot when running near their ratings, quality fuses don,t.

Take care

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Thanks for that Alan, i'll check that out, not had the winnie long so as yet dont know too much about it, going away for a short break next week, so will need to smuggle all the tools in so the good lady doesn't notice, cant think of anything better than a week exploring the motorhome.
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fuse holder

Well done guy,s, spot on re-loose connection, thanks for your help and speedy replies.

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