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GPEACHL 02-05-2008 12:44 AM

broken home fuse
While trying to replace a fuse, the bottom contact point and bulb bottom broke off inside the fuse site(?), how do I get the rest of the fuse out? The metal thread part and top of fuse came out.....please help!

Andy in ATL 02-05-2008 12:47 AM

Back away first

Safety glasses second

More info third


220/221 02-05-2008 01:27 AM

You need to disconnect the power by turning off the main or having the meter pulled.

ONLY then can you can safely extract it with needle nose pliers.

Kingsmurf 02-05-2008 01:39 AM

friend ..I have an safe way of doing this . .but it is my business to do so . .please please do NOT do this yourself . . .get a little help . .then get that old fuse box replaced . . .fuses in and of themselves are good safety valves...but you have first hand experience now ...why they need to go

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