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Fuse help for a Carver Wannabee Newbie

Post by packbasket » Tue Sep 22, 2009 9:32 pm

Hi All, I'm new to this forum and hopefully will continue as an active member. I discovered my first piece of Carver equipment recently at a yard sale. It was an M-400T, in it's original carton. I purchased the unit "as is" and it does not power on at all. My question is to anyone who has this unit...What is the fuse type?
In the chamber is a AGC 15 32 volt fuse and it does not appear blown. I have been told that it should be a 250 volt fuse, not a 32. I cannot locate a 15 amp 250 volt fuse anywhere. Is it supposed to be ceramic? I would appreciate any help with the exact fuse type amps and volts, and any other suggestions for troubleshooting. I get a slight vibration or magnetic buzz when the unit is plugged in, not audible but to the touch on the top of the case. There are no lights lit on the LED panel when plugged in. It may very well be toast, but figure it is well worth checking into. Thanks in advance for your advice!

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Post by engtaz » Wed Sep 23, 2009 4:25 am

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Re: Fuse help for a Carver Wannabee Newbie

Post by dok » Wed Sep 23, 2009 9:29 am

WELCOME packbasket! Yes an AGC15 is the correct fuse according to my Service manual. Good luck and enjoy the forum.
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Re: Fuse help for a Carver Wannabee Newbie

Post by TNRabbit » Wed Sep 23, 2009 10:56 am

dok wrote:WELCOME packbasket! Yes an AGC15 is the correct fuse according to my Service manual. Good luck and enjoy the forum.
But 32 volt doesn't sound right; I believe it s/b 250 volt. Have you checked Radio Shack?
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Re: Fuse help for a Carver Wannabee Newbie

Post by packbasket » Wed Sep 23, 2009 8:41 pm

Radio Shack stocks a 15 amp 32 volt fuse. They do not stock a 15 amp 250 volt. Is there such a fuse as an AGC 15 250 volt?

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Re: Fuse help for a Carver Wannabee Newbie

Post by BillD » Wed Sep 23, 2009 11:01 pm

Don't get so hung up on it being 15 amp. Find a good 5 amp slow blow fuse rated at 250 vac and you'll be fine. Try an MDL 5.
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