Do you have a blowing fuse and you just can't figure out the problem? The benefits of electrical fuses are that they can help prevent damage to appliances, but their main purpose is to keep electrical wiring from getting hot and catching on fire. Fuses are rated to open an electrical circuit before any harm can be done. If your electrical fuse keeps blowing, do not despair. You can track down and find out why your electrical fuse is blowing if you follow some basic guidelines. Electrical fuses may blow because of poor electrical connections. Check your plugs and outlets. Wiring may become loose over the years and need to be re-attached securely. If you have an appliance that's really warm or the electrical outlet is hot to the touch, turn off your electricity and check the outlet. The electrical outlet may be corroded, especially if in a moist location such as a bathroom or laundry, or it may just need to be replaced. Faulty appliances may cause an outlet to feel hot. If you sense danger of a fire, discard and replace the appliance. Even if it is possible to replace a fuse with a higher rated fuse, do not do it. You will invite a fire risk. Wiring that is arcing may also be causing a fuse to blow. Your wiring insulation may be worn or torn and contacting a ground. This can also cause a build up of heat and risk of fire. Last, but not least, make sure there are not too many high amp appliances running on a single circuit. If you run an air conditioner, freezer and clothes dryer all on the same circuit, you're just asking to blow a fuse. If you're still unsure of the electrical problem, contact an electrical contractor to help you figure out why the fuse keeps blowing.
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