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    Hi folks,
    I've this built-in oven (ie not those small oven types) which blew a fuse. Don't think the usual electrician repairs it, so may I know what kind of skilled folk do I ask to come help repair it? Thanks.

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    if you are sure its the fuse, den i guess any electrician can help (seriously... the fuse is just beside the thermostat in almost all brands & model)

    maybe you just let me know your problem, den i tell you what might be the problem... happen so i in HVAC line... so heater is like my bread & butter...

    just for some general heater knowledge to impart here... from what i guess, your oven have not been used for a long time, and most likely you on your oven & it tripped... its not the fuse actually... its actually the heater that is leaking... as singapore is a high humidity level area, the heaters need to be constantly on to prevent moisture to enter into the insulation area. so in such case, getting a normal electrician is useless... its best to get a electrician with knowledge of repairing fridge, ovens, air-con, water heater... (all in the same line actually)

    might be wrong scenario above... but would be glad if you can provide me information, and i can test my troubleshooting skills.

    lastly... if u thinking of asking me to repair... i think it would cost quite alot, as my company is more specialised in producing high end heaters.
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    Hey Del_CtrlnoAlt,
    You are right about the scenario you painted. My limited knowledge of electrical engineering knowledge obviously doesn't include the heater.

    I've never used the oven for a long time and when I tried to use it to bake, it made a 'pop' sound before I realised the power LED is off. Furthur testing concluded that the oven can't be switched on, hence my conclusion that its the fuse that blew.

    So, I guess I should ask technicians who repair heaters, which is the same line as ovens. Ok. Will keep a look out at the yellow pages. Thanks.

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    just additional notes... if the cost of repairing is more than the cost of the ovens, no point... most likely they will say to replace all the heaters.

    if u know how 2 disassemble the oven, then use a ohmn meter to test the heater for leakage, and if its the heater, then you can just bring the heater sample to me, i can fabricate for you, take about 3-4 days. might be cheaper thou... (we dun provide installation services )
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    yeocolin, forgive me for asking the obvious, but have you gotten in touch with the service center of the manufacturer of your oven ? Something like this will likely need specialised knowledge, as DCA alluded to, and I would have thought that you'd get them to have the first crack at it. I mean, if the job was not done correctly, you could endanger the house and occupants ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ericp
    yeocolin, forgive me for asking the obvious, but have you gotten in touch with the service center of the manufacturer of your oven ? Something like this will likely need specialised knowledge, as DCA alluded to, and I would have thought that you'd get them to have the first crack at it. I mean, if the job was not done correctly, you could endanger the house and occupants ...
    actually such instance, happen after 1 year of inactivity of the heater.. so most likely the warranty is over...

    anyway, i agree with ericp, not every electrician even if u think they know, might not be good with heating appliances. its a different field.
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    Thanks. I'll see how it goes. Will do so come April. Thank you for the suggestions.

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