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 Posted: Wed Jul 21st, 2010 04:52 pm
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Also - does anyone know where in the Seattle area I can take this thing to get fixed? 



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I thought we were helping you fix it...don't give up on us....



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(((hugs)))

You all are so awesome!  I'd never give up on YOU. 




It's me I'm not so sure of!  And my asking about a repair place was just to get a contingency plan in place if I blow this.

I will try to get the unit apart and see if I can replace the fuse that is being delivered tomorrow.  But if that doesn't do it, I am a little afraid of trying to do anything more than that. 

The whole "discharging the capacitor" and 2000 volts of potential zapping scares me though.  I can't quite tell from the pic in the article exactly how I'm suppose to discharge it and even if I could figure that out, it sounds like when I do, there will be a bang and some sparks.

LOL

Stay tuned...   I'll let you know how it goes once I get it apart and try and locate where the fuse goes.


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Its very simple, no bang...just a little pop and very small spark. You can do this, have faith and let's get er done.



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you shouldn't have to worry about discharging the capacitor,

the wiring diagram shows it has a built-in discharge resistor ..



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Ok - I am feeling more confident now!

Thank you all for your help!

I'll keep you all posted!




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Ok - I was able to get the grill off without taking the unit down.  Woo hoo!

I was also able to locate and replace the fuse!  Another BIG accomplishment for me!

I also tested the outlet where the unit is plugged in inside the cabinet above the unit and it appears OK as it was able to heat up my hot hair iron.

But......   the darn thing still does nothing. 

Any clue what the next step should be guys?

If it were the thermostat, wouldn't at least the clock work? 

I'm all ears, my friends!



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Was the old Fuse bad ?

Is the Fuse bad again ?



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RegUS_PatOff wrote: Was the old Fuse bad ?

Is the Fuse bad again ?

I have no idea if the original fuse was bad - it has a solid housing so am not sure how to check it?

The new fuse was installed and I plugged the unit in and nothing, nada.



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you'd need a meter to check both Fuses ...

That'll tell us something ..



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I have a meter - here's a pic.  BUT ....  I have absolutely no clue how to use it to check one of these little fuses.



Detailed instructions if at all possible would be most helpful!

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that's where it should be for this (non-voltage) test..

blue area X1

If you short the probes together, the needle should deflect all the way to the right (or close)

Then put one probe on each end of the Fuse .. out of circuit

If good, should deflect to the right ..



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damn....  practically brand new meter thingy and it doesn't work.  I put brand new batteries in it and nothing.

Going to have to get a new one so stay tuned.



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Ok - here's my new meter.  Can anyone tell me where to put the knob thingy and if I've got the tester wires plugged in right please?




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Shawnna wrote: damn....  practically brand new meter thingy and it doesn't work.... 

Meters usually have an internal Fuse (if voltage was being tested while in the OHMs range) ..

On the "new" meter, move the RED Probe to the > Ω socket, 
and turn the Dial to the far right 200 Ω setting



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Ok - I checked both of the fuses and they both register .000

Does that mean the original fuse wasn't bad?



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correct ..

also, when the probes aren't touchcing the Fuse (or each other)
the Meter should flash 1_ _.



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Yes - that's what the meter does.

So...  the fuse isn't the problem.  What is the next step?  Is there anything else I can check for, or am I at the point of buying a new one?

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Did you check your Wall Outlet for correct voltage
(or plug something else into Outlet)

If you could check the Oven Thermostat # 7 in diagram.

should also read 000 as a Fuse



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RegUS_PatOff wrote: Did you check your Wall Outlet for correct voltage
(or plug something else into Outlet)

If you could check the Oven Thermostat # 7 in diagram.

should also read 000 as a Fuse


I did plug in my hot iron for my hair into the wall outlet and it was fine.

The Thermostat appears to be in a housing of some sort.  Can I just stick the meter thingies in the housing to check it?



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