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General Tips for Home Appliance Maintenance Electrical appliances vary in their care, and it is impossible to provide specific instructions for every item and model. So if you have misplaced your manual, it may be a good idea to request for a new one. Remember to give the model number (usually stamped on the appliance) to your manufacturer or dealer. For overall care and safety, keep the following in mind: Fuses
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Fuses are safety gadgets made to block electric power when there is a problem in a certain circuit. The small metal wall box that contains them is normally found in the basement. Whenever an electric circuit overloads, the soft metal strip in the fuse melts, thus keeping electricity from being transported.
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Some causes of blown fuses are overloaded circuits and defective cords and equipment, among many others. It is easy to replace a blown fuse with a new one, but amperage (stamped on the screw end) should be the same. If the new fuse blows again, or if you do not know what the problem is, call an electrician as soon as possible. Electric Light Bulbs Looking into circuit loads, cords and plugs is undoubtedly essential. While many people know electric light bulbs, most are not really knowledgeable enough about them. First of all, wattage must suit the purpose for their use. Any electric power company can give you this kind of information. Light Fixtures You may be picky about using the correct lights or bulbs and still be short of adequate lighting. If bulbs, shades, or reflecting bowls are soiled or covered in dust, you lose a lot of light. When you clean your furniture, switch off the lamp and dust the shades and bulbs. If the bowls and shades have a dust-attracting film, take them off and give them a bath. These items can be washed like other glassware, but bulbs should never bulbs and fluorescent tubes. Instead, simply wait for them to cool down, clean them with soapy fabric, and wipe to dry. Very importantly, make it a point to dry your hands before putting them back on. If tubes and bulbs are still looking dark even if you have cleaned them, they are about to expire, reason for the low light. New ones may have to be screwed in. Disposal Proper disposal of old bulbs and tubes is very important. They can produce minor explosions in fires. Never throw them out recklessly or you – especially children – can end up with serious cuts. Additionally, some fluorescent tubes use materials that, when released after the glass breaks, are harmful to the environment. To summarize, keep in mind that overloaded circuits, worn cords and defective equipment can cause blown fuses. When using electric light bulbs, the wattage must be suitable for the purpose, and light fixtures should be kept clean so you can maximize light output.

Writen by Nathan Robinson