Need to replace a thermal fuse in and electric fireplace

Discussion in 'Electrical' started by Karl Martini, May 15, 2018.

  1. Karl Martini

    Karl Martini

    May 15, 2018
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    Hi All!
    Was wondering if someone has run into this. A friend of mine asked me to look at her electric fireplace. She said it wouldn't heat anymore. Well, after checking to see if there was power to the heating element figured it might be a bad element....until I saw the thermal fuse. Jumped it and low and behold the fan was running and throwing heat. Now my problem is that I want to replace the thermal fuse but it is installed on contacts that are riveted. Can I just solder the fuse in or is there another way to repair this? I know I have to watch the heat while soldering the fuse, I'm more concerned about soldering in a heat producing appliance. To clear this up a little the crimp connectors are riveted in. Would greatly appreciate any feedback.
    Karl Martini, May 15, 2018
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