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Old 08-16-2011, 05:35 PM   #1
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I recently replaced a blown hot water system heating element (the copper peices were visible burnt); However i'm not sure how to replace the fuse in the ceramic fuse holder, it's a combined fuse holder/switch in the meter box that has a black knob labelled 'Pull OFF Push ON'. I have tried with some force to completely remove it but can't get it out (don't want to break it). Wondering if anyone has come across these before (I know it's a fuse holder because I can see the fuse wire when it's pulled in the out position, just cant get it completely out).
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Looks like porceline. Try wiggling it and see if it comes out.

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Looks like porceline. Try wiggling it and see if it comes out.
Yeah that's right it's like a ceramic. Wiggling was the first thing i'd tried, it does move around a bit, have tried pushing/pulling, sideways etc.
If no one knows I might just have to use brute force! If I break it, it's probably due for an upgrade to a circuit breaker anyway (unless anyone has seen one before and knows for sure how to remove it 'correctly')
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Yeah that's right it's like a ceramic. Wiggling was the first thing i'd tried, it does move around a bit, have tried pushing/pulling, sideways etc.
If no one knows I might just have to use brute force! If I break it, it's probably due for an upgrade to a circuit breaker anyway (unless anyone has seen one before and knows for sure how to remove it 'correctly')
SOunds like it's time for brute force. "If it don't move force it. If it breaks it needed replacement anyway." Good luck!
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