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Old 07-27-2011, 07:56 AM   #1
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Just wondering if anyone else has had a problem with the fuse that controls the lights in the bedroom blowing. This has happened to me since installing the washer and dryer in the bathroom. Could it be related? I have changed the fuse 4 times. Never a problem til the laundry units installed. Any ideas will be most appreciated.
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Just wondering if anyone else has had a problem with the fuse that controls the lights in the bedroom blowing. This has happened to me since installing the washer and dryer in the bathroom. Could it be related? I have changed the fuse 4 times. Never a problem til the laundry units installed. Any ideas will be most appreciated.
You haven't specified if the lights are 12V or 120V. The installationof a washer and dryer appears to bethe obvious cause but until more information is provided, we would be just guessing as to what is happening. That being said, I can only assume that the light in question is on a 120 volt circuit and you've plugged the washer and dryer into the same circuit. If the dryer is a 120 volt dryer, it may be drawing too much current and blowing the fuse.


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I wonder if they set the machines on a wire and it is shorting sometimes. Or where did they hook it in? tThey may have inadvertantly caused some other wiring to come loose.
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Old 07-27-2011, 09:37 PM   #4
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It is the reading lights inside the slide and the overhead light and outside light. I believe these are 12v. The outlets still work so they must be on a different circuit. The washer and dryer are plugged into the outlets inside the laundry closet. If the wiring is loose, how do I track it down? Since the washer is a front loader and does create vibration when spinning, your suggestion on a loose wire is a possibility.

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Old 07-28-2011, 12:07 AM   #5
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With all the switches off on that circuit, put a 12 VDC test light on the line side (battery) of the 12 VDC fuse holder. Then touch the load side (light circuit)where the fuse holder is& see if it lights up. If it does, you have a short to ground, on that circuit, which it should as you keep blowing fuses. Now try this with the w/d turned on to see if vibration turns it off. This way your searching for the short & not wasting fuses. Could also be a bad bulb or socket from the vibration.
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Sounds good. I'll test it next weekend when I go back down. Thanks for the advice!

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