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.
Induction Cooktop With a Blown Fuse FAQ
Why is my induction cooker fuse blown?
Electricity is a powerful and unpredictable force and though humans have harnessed it, they do not always control it. Fuses can blow for a number of reasons that include short circuits, overloaded circuits, ground faults, power surges, and aging wiring.
Can a broken induction cooktop be repaired?
In some cases, induction cooktops can be repaired to return them to full functionality. If the cooktop is intact and unbroken but not turning on or not heating up, this may be caused by a problem that can be solved by switching out a part or two.
If the cooktop is broken or cracked, however, this cannot be repaired. You will need to replace the entire cooktop.
How do you fix an induction stove that won't turn on?
Induction stoves, also called induction cooktops, use science to cook food. These cooktops use electromagnetic fields to warm up food.
The direct electrical current boils water up to 50 percent faster than standard gas or electric stovetops. Induction stovetops also maintain a consistent, precise temperature.
These cooktops do not use flames, which makes them very different from other types of cooktops. If your cooktop isn't working, the power supply or burner may need to be replaced or a fuse could be burned out, which will prevent the cooktop from heating up.
How do you fix a blown electrical fuse?
A fuse is "blown" when more current than what the fuse is designed to handle passes through. To replace a blown fuse, unplug and turn off all appliances and devices connected to the outlet with the blown fuse.
Turn off the power to the fuse box next. Now, open the fuse box to find the blown fuse.
A blown fuse will have noticeable signs of damage. It will be discolored or have a burned look to it.
Unscrew this bad fuse and replace it with a fuse of the exact same size. Take the old fuse to the store with you to compare if need be.
Close the fuse box, turn the power to everything back on and test your appliance or device.
Is it worth repairing a induction cooktop?
When a part of the induction cooktop is damaged, such as a blown fuse, it is well worth it to repair the device. If the cooktop itself is cracked or broken, however, you will need to replace the entire cooktop anyway because it cannot be repaired.