Fixing an Induction Cooktop With a Blown Fuse
Many people have an induction cooktop in their kitchen for cooking. An induction cooktop is one of the easiest and fastest cooktops available. Just like any other appliance, however, induction cooktops are also prone to electrical problems and need servicing from time to time. A blown fuse is one of the most common problems with induction cooktops. Follow these simple steps to fix your induction cooktop’s blown fuse.
Step 1 - Locate the Blown Fuse
The fuse for induction cooktops is usually located under the surface of the appliance. This means you will have to open up the cooktop to get to the fuse. Before you start, to prevent any risk of electric shock, make sure the 220V breaker is turned OFF at the main panel. To open the cooktop, you will need to unscrew the screws on the cooktop with a screwdriver. It is best to use a rubber mat while doing this so that you are safe at all times.
Step 2 - Remove the Blown Fuse
When you open up the cooktop you will find the fuse located close to the coil on the inside. Unscrew the fuse from the base and take it out carefully without touching any metal parts. You should take special care to avoid touching the fuse while it still is in contact with the circuit as it may still have some electricity in it. Ensure that you do not loosen any other parts while taking the blown fuse out.
Step 3 - Replace the Blown Fuse
Once you have taken the blown fuse out, you can install the new fuse. Make sure the new fuse is sitting firmly. It is important to ensure that the replacement fuse is of the same voltage and wattage as the original one. Any fuse of lower ratings will trip or burn out.
Step 4 - Restore the Cooktop Surface
When you have replaced the fuse, the surface of the cooktop can be put back on, screw it into place, and ensure that it is fitted firmly. Before trying the cooktop, wipe the surface clean with a dry cloth. You can then turn it on to make sure that it is working. Remember to start off with a low setting and gradually increase the temperature. This way the fuse will not be overworked.
If you find that the fuse blows frequently, contact the manufacturer of your induction cooktop and ask them for advice.