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Old 08-23-2010, 10:26 PM   #1
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Fuse Question Expert Needed!!

Hello Everyone,
I was putting a new hood in tonight for above our stove. Me being foolish I didn't pull the fuse out and must have gotten a cut in one of the wires. Long story short I had sparks flying and blew the fuse. Keep in mind this is not a circuit breaker our house is so old it still has a fuse box. I replaced the fuse but certain things are not working and others are. The dishwasher works but the outlet the fridge is plugged into and the hood both do not work. Does anyone know what might possibly be wrong and how I could fix this?
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Old 08-23-2010, 11:33 PM   #2
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Check your main fuses. You may have blown one of them as well.

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Replace bad fuse,then check for other damage. Sorry! check for other damage and then change fuse,

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not an expert but...

after fuses are checked

the short circuit caused a high amount of current on the wire path back to the fuse panel. any weak link in that path would have been stressed until the fuse blew, especially if the fuse was a slow blow variety. any junction in that path was subject to failure, and should be evaluated. the receptacles not working may have a faulty connection inside on the hot or neutral wires. if you are not comfortable or competent doing the evaluation get help.
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