I unplugged our wine cooler while cleaning. When I plugged it back in, I instantly heard a "pop" sound and noticed a burning smell. I immediately unplugged it, then opened up the back. Upon inspection, I found an obvious blown fuse (burnt glass fuse) attached to the circuit board. The electrical and mechanical sections were heavily covered in dust.

I can solder on a new one, but I am having a hard time finding a replacement fuse. Here are the specs:

Make: Frigidaire Model: FWC084HM Serial #: YR44800497 Rated Current: 0.8A Rated Voltage: AC 110v Rated Frequency: 60Hz Power Input: 50W Volume: 23L Circuit Board: PCB121110K1 Fuse: 2.5A / 250v

Questions: 1. Where do I find a replacement fuse for this? I have searched numerous sites and called Frigidaire. No luck. 2. How can I tell if this is a fast-acting or time-delay? The only engravings on the fuse are "5G 2.5A 250v"

  • @AlaskaMan That was fast! Thank you! Can I ask how you found it? I searched this site as well, but must not have inputted the correct search criteria. – John v Apr 23 at 18:18
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    I think the keywords in your question were "glass fuse" and "soldered". So that reduced it down to a common electronic equipment fuse with leads. Frigidaire doesn't sell fuses but Mouser, Digi-Key, and similar electronic parts dealers do. The important specs are 2.5A and 250V. Be sure to match that and order some spares! – jwh20 Apr 23 at 18:20
  • I tried searching for the model # and that was a black hole. I just searched for the fuse with out the 5g , 2.5A and 250V – Alaska Man Apr 23 at 18:38
  • What are the dimensions of the fuse ? Gma fuses are shorter and smaller in diameter than the old standard automotive fuses and are used on pc boards quite often. If there is a single strand it is fast acting if it looks like a coil on a piece of fiberglass time delay. Google GMA 2.5 amp and there will be results. – Ed Beal Apr 23 at 19:35

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