Why is my furnace blowing 3 amp fuse?

Why is my furnace blowing 3 amp fuse?

The 3A fuse on a furnace circuit board can keeps blowing because of a faulty transformer or damaged thermostat wiring. Every furnace circuit board has an inducer and if it is faulty it can cause a fuse to keep blow continuously. Check the transformer for any faults.

Can I replace a 3amp fuse with 5 amp?

If they have simply run out of 3amp then of course not. IMHO you must investigate why the device is blowing the three amp fuse if indeed the 3 amp fuse is the recommended value, it may have a fault. Simply changing it for a 5 because it is bothersome is foolhardy, and certainly not best practice.

What kind of fuse does a furnace use?

3-5 Amp fuse
The circuit board and transformer of most new furnaces are protected from a possible short or overload with a 3-5 Amp fuse on the low voltage side. The transformer should be protected if someone put too many accessories on it.

Why is my electric furnace blowing fuses?

Blown fuses usually result either from an appliance putting too much strain on the fuse or by an electrical short in the system. Since some furnaces can require a lot of electricity, homeowners must ensure that they have an adequate electrical system to support the furnace.

What are 3 amp fuses used for?

Plugs for appliances rated up to about 700 watts should have a 3-amp fuse (coloured red). For example: 3A Fuse – Table lamp, standard lamp, television, video, computer, mixer, blender, fridge, freezer, power drill, jig saw, soldering iron.

What size fuse is needed for furnace?

Most new furnaces have a 3-5 amp fuse on the low voltage side to protect the circuit board and transformer from a possible short or overload. If someone were to put too many accessories on the existing transformer the fuse should protect it.

Is a fuse required on a furnace?

The good news is that the answer is pretty simple. Most newer furnaces, including gas furnaces, do have a fuse.