What to Do if an Appliance Continuously Blows a Fuse

14 September, 2023
What to do if an appliance continuously blows a fuse

Modern technology is excellent—we have everything we need at our fingertips! However, if you have an appliance that is continuously blowing a fuse, then you may find yourself just getting frustrated instead of enjoying the benefits that the appliance offers.

The good news is that we can help you fix this problem. In this article, we’ll answer the following questions:

  • What is meant by blowing a fuse?
  • What are some possible causes of a blown fuse?
  • When do I need to consider hiring an electrician?

At Hi-Lite Electric, we can help you if you’re running into issues that require an electrician, including everything from dealing with blown fuses to replacing your smoke alarms.

What do you mean by blowing a fuse?

By blowing a fuse, we mean that you lose power in some or all of your house when you’re using an appliance. So, for example, when you sometimes use the toaster, you may suddenly lose power in part of your house.

This can be frustrating and annoying. You don’t want to have to reset your circuit breaker whenever you want to use an appliance. Nor do you want to deal with the fallout from losing power, such as having to reset clocks.

In addition, a blown fuse can be a sign that you have some real issues with the wiring in your house and may require the services of an electrician.

What are some possible causes of a blown fuse?

The following are some of the most common causes of a blown fuse:

  1. The circuit is overloaded. This can mean you’re using too many lights or appliances that depend on the same circuit.
  2. There’s a problem with the circuit itself. This can be caused by various issues, such as a screw being loose or eroded wiring.
  3. The electrical outlet that your appliance is plugged into is damaged.
  4. The wrong type of fuse was installed.
  5. Moisture has built up in the wiring inside your home.

Some of these issues, such as an overloaded circuit, can be addressed relatively quickly by putting less of a load on the circuit. The easiest way to do this is to plug in your appliance elsewhere.

When should I consider hiring an electrician?

If you’re running into an issue where an appliance is continuously blowing a fuse, and you can’t fix the problem quickly, then it’s time to hire an electrician.

Earlier, we suggested plugging in your appliance elsewhere if a circuit is overloaded. This is easy if it’s something small, like a coffee pot, but basically impossible if it’s something large, like your dishwasher.

So, if this is the case, or you simply can’t figure out what’s causing the problem, then it’s time to call in an electrician. Having a fuse blow constantly is more than just an annoyance; it can actually signal that you have serious problems with the wiring in the house. And faulty wiring can lead to electrical fires!

How can Hi-Lite Electric help me if I need an electrician?

If you’re running into a situation where an appliance is perpetually blowing a fuse, or any other troublesome electrical problem, then you need to contact Hi-Lite Electric and arrange for service from an electrician.

We want to ensure that your home is safe and somewhere you can relax. When we come to your house, we’ll do a 12-point electrical safety check that addresses current problems and also look for issues that could arise in the future.

When you work with us, you will receive complete electrician services. We can help you with all of the following:

  • Emergency electrician services: We’re available 24 hours a day in case of an emergency.
  • Repairs: Whether you’ve got a straightforward issue that can be fixed immediately or something that’s more complex, we’ll work until the job is done.
  • Installing electric vehicle (EV) car chargers: If you’re getting a new EV car, you’ll want the convenience of charging it at home.
  • We can replace your old smoke alarms with new ones: We offer both traditional smoke alarms or alarms that detect both smoke and carbon monoxide.
  • Upgrades: We can upgrade or fix any wiring in your house.

If you’ve been wanting to get some electrical work done, but have been worried about the cost, we also offer low-interest financing.

You Don’t Have to Put Up With Constant Electrical Issues

Whether it’s running a fan or air conditioning on a hot day, or firing up your coffee maker so you can enjoy your first cup of the day, we all rely on electricity to make our lives easier and more comfortable.

However, if you consistently run into issues with electricity in your home, you will not only be inconvenienced, but also likely have some serious problems with the wiring in your house.

The best way to address any electrical issues is to hire the services of an electrician. At Hi-Lite Electric, we can help you with any problems that you may have. We pride ourselves on providing prompt and reliable service.

Contact Us to Learn More About How We Can Help You

You don’t have to put up with unreliable appliances or be concerned that you’ll suddenly be unable to cook dinner due to electrical issues in your house. 

We can help you every step of the way if you’ve got a problem, including everything from finding out the source of the issue to getting it fixed.

To learn more about how you can benefit from working with a qualified electrician, contact Hi-Lite Electric online or call us at 416-800-5536 (Toronto), 289-236-1333 (York), or 289-1347 (Peel).

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