Broken Fuse Stuck


Old 10-16-15, 11:17 AM
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Broken Fuse Stuck

Hello all,

I have a fuse in my electrical panel for which the brass colored metal on the bottom of the fuse that screws into the panel has come off and is stuck in the panel. So, when I unscrew the fuse, the brass colored part remains in the breaker box (I've attached a picture of another fuse to show you the part I'm referring to). That circuit is no longer giving power to some lights in my bathroom. What is the safest way to remove it?
Thank you!
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Old 10-16-15, 11:22 AM
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It's likely that brass piece is there by design.

Older T-type fuses were all the same edison screw base design and it was easy for someone to accidentally replace a 15A fuse with a 20A or 30A one, and cause a serious fire risk. So someone a while back came up with S-Type fuses that are sized based on amperage, so you can't mistakenly replace one with another.


The brass portion is barbed to prevent it from being removed.

You'll just need to replace it with the correctly sized S-type fuse (probably a 15A)
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Old 10-16-15, 11:31 AM
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Ah. Thank you very much, Zorfdt.

I just checked the panel and it is an S type. Thanks again!
Old 10-16-15, 11:39 AM
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Do they ever break in this way?
But it isn't broken is it? It is just the S-adapter that remains, correct? Can you post a picture of the inside of the fuse holder?

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