Stuck Fuse - How to Remove

Some of the fuses in our Frigidaire Elite stove are stuck and I cannot remove them. I cannot turn them past a certain point. They are mounted vertically.
All suggestions are appreciated.
Thank you in advance.
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allanc wrote:

Are you sure they unscrew?
Some fuse holders turn counter-clockwise a bit to unlock, then pull straight out.
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Three other fuses in the same group unscrewed. I just tried your suggestion and unfortunately, they do not pull out.
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allanc wrote:
...top posting repaired--please don't do that...

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> Three other fuses in the same group unscrewed. > I just tried your suggestion and unfortunately, they do not pull out.
Need either pitchurs or link to manufacturer's parts drawings to be able to see/visualize the fuses in question to do more than conjecture given the number of styles of fuse holders possible.
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You need to suirt a bit of lubricant in there to keep the fuse from galling in the holder. A good tapping lube would likely be the best bet - something like "tap=rite" or even a GOOD penetrating oil (forget WD-40)
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snipped-for-privacy@snyder.on.ca wrote: ...

If that were the problem as opposed to wrong action for particular fuse type a contact cleaner would be good. WD40 wouldn't be a terrible choice; many of the true penetrating oils would not be good selection for electrical contacts.
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I am about to head out to the local hardware store.
At this point, I do not know what to purchase.
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allanc wrote:

... For what purpose?
Not knowing any more details, it's not possible to really provide any more specific details on what the problem is.
_IF_ it's indeed a screw-in fuse and corroded and you're asking about a lubricant, I'd go first w/ an electrical contact cleaner -- it's thin enough to penetrate and will wet the surfaces and won't leave any residue to clean up.
But, if it were that type and it started to turn, it seems unlikely to me that it would then hang up if it once started.
It could, of course, be that what's turning is simply the top of the fuse and the base hasn't budged like a light bulb where the seal between the glass and the base fails. If that's the case, you may as well just destructively remove the top and do the same sort of thing w/ the base threads as a light bulb base to get it out in that kind of a case.
But, before recommending specifically that action I'd want to actually see what it is we're working on/with 'cause at this point it's still mostly mystery to us as we can't look over your shoulder from here.
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The good penetrant first to get the fuse out, THEN the cleaner - and then a good dialectric grease on the new fuse, perhaps.
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allanc wrote:

Some fuse holders require you to push down on the fuse to get them past a certain point. If that is not the case here much wiggling of the fuse may be required to loosen them.
Why are you pulling out all the fuses anyway?
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The broiler element is not heating at all.
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allanc wrote:

... Should be marked which fuse controls it. Is the one in question it?
BTW on my other post--if it indeed is the case that the top has turned and not the rest, it's highly likely the fuse is opened mechanically even if it wasn't blown electrically. Oh, another thought...perhaps it actually managed to spot weld itself in when it blew--I've seen that happen on one occasion.
Anyway, _still_ would like confirmation on the type of fuse under discussion here...
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Yes, the fuse that I cannot remove is for the broiler element.
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allanc wrote:

... This is pulling hen's teeth...
What is the fuse physical type? We _still_ don't know what it is we're actually working on here other than a fuse of some description.
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I tried pushing and wiggling ... no success either way.
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Make sure the fuse is turning and not the fuse holder. We had an old Hotpoint that did that. The fuse just went to the clock and an aux outlet so it was no biggy but we did fix it. We destructed the fuse to get it out. It was pretty well corroded in place, luckily old stoves that used screw in fuses are also put together with screws and bolts instead of welds and rivets and can usually be disassembled fairly easily. Istill use it out in the garage for things my wife wont allow me to do in the kitchen like baking on paint and cooking rutabagas.
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I have to apologize. I assumed that all stove fuses were the same (with the copper? metal inside a glass top and a bronze coloured base that screws into a receptacle).
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allanc wrote:

Never assume when asking for help. Virtually nothing is the same on everything and don't necessarily know what specific fuse you're actually talking about--could be a control circuit as well as or instead of a high-voltage circuit; etc., etc., ...
Is this similar to what you have?
<http://www.repairclinic.com/SSPartDetail.aspx?s a13ei3461&PartID461>
If so, and it doesn't unscrew, then it's try the solvent but it's destructive removal time if it doesn't come easily.
May want to see what shape the actual base is in--if it's really heavily corroded and unless is no way to replace it, might consider that as well while at it. The suggestion for a touch of dielectric grease isn't a terrible one certainly...
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This is a classic example of if it doesn't work force it. If it breaks it needed fixing anyway.
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