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Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by Martik, Jan 21, 2005.

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  1. Martik

    Martik Guest

    Fuse is rated 172C, all I can find is 167C or 187C. Which one should I
    choose?
     
  2. majortom

    majortom Guest

    You trying to kill ur wife or sumthin?? just kidding...

    seriously though, a hairdryer?? why not just throw it out and buy a new
    one??
     
  3. NSM

    NSM Guest

    Get one of each. Try 167, if it fails try 187.

    N
     
  4. Jerry G.

    Jerry G. Guest

    Considering that the fuse went for a reason, I would be more tempted to
    throw it out and get a new one. You don't want the missy to be drying
    her hair, and the motor or the heating element starts to burn up!

    If you want to be safe, use the lower value of 167 C.

    Personally, I would go to Wallmarts or somewhere like that, and get a
    new one!

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    Jerry G.
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    Fuse is rated 172C, all I can find is 167C or 187C. Which one should I
    choose?
     
  5. James Sweet

    James Sweet Guest

    Use the lower one, it'll probably be fine.
     
  6. Guest

    What again is the name of this newsgroup? By any chance it has something
    to do with repair?
     
  7. Guest

    Martik:
    As the James Sweet reply post correctly suggested, install the l67C
    lower temperature rated thermal fuse.
    As with any fuse, NEVER substitute a higher value than the OEM value or
    bypass it, it is there for a very good safety reason... it is not
    worth the risk; if you do you are literally playing with fire.
    electricitym
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    ..
     
  8. And, if it blows again, toss the dryer. A second failrue would almost
    certainly NOT be because the fuse is a few degrees too low. Something
    else is intermittent or has failed completely like the thermostat.

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  9. Kevin R

    Kevin R Guest

    what hair dryer has a thermostat? none of the ones I have worked on, the
    different temperature settings are usually done by putting the heaters in
    different combination series /parallel and shorting out sections, speed of
    the motor is also done by putting a low voltage motor across different
    amounts of the heater element, usually you have a thermal bi metal cut out
    backed up by a thermal fuse, if the thermal fuse goes I would look for a
    stuck cut out and a blocked intake grill
     
  10. sofie

    sofie Guest

    Kevin R:
    The automatically resetting thermal bi-metal cutout or "thermostat" is what
    Sam Goldwasser was referring to here.
     
  11. Kevin R

    Kevin R Guest

    Ah I am on the right wave length now
    Kevin
     
  12. It's not for temperature regulation, it's a second overtemp sensor. If the
    end is blocked or the temperature rises for some reason, it will shut interrupt
    power. Not sure how many might have that but one I looked at recently
    did.

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  13. James Sweet

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    Salvage the fan motor, they're actually pretty cool most of the time, quite
    powerful little DC motors.
     
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