The fuse on my CY-760A burnt and I lost it on the way to the hardware
store. I have called every distributor in California and no one can
tell me what size fuse I need. One guy did tell me that they are all
Does anyone know? Thanks so much!
Model: CY-760A Super Performance
Exhaust Volume: 680 C.F.M.
Rotation: Twin Motor
Diameter of Exhausting Duct: 6"
These are the specs provided. The motor name plate is mounted in the
back of the unit, inaccessible while mounted, unfortunately. The
local rep said all the fuses are the same so I was hoping I could find
someone out there with a San Yang Pai Range Hood of any model that
either has the book or can pull out their fuse and see if the size can
be determined from it (which would probably be a safer bet since their
documentation seems to be sorely lacking.)
If you absolutely cannot get the fuse rating, try this: get a fuse
that'll physically fit in the holder. Start with a 1-amp fuse; that will
definitely be safe for the motor, judging from the specs you posted (680
cfm is a pretty respectable airflow). If the fuse blows when you turn
the fan on "high" (let it run at least 10 minutes or so), then go to the
next higher rating until it doesn't blow.
If you're up past 3 amps or so and the fuse still blows, then I'd
suspect a problem with the hood; in that case, STOP: don't try a bigger
fuse, but find out what's wrong in there. There must have been some
reason the original fuse blew.
Kind of a pain in the ass, I know, but if you can't get the specified
rating, you've got to do a little experimentation.
Made From Pears: Pretty good chance that the product is at least
Yes - I do that, too. My manual was in the cabinet above the hood. I
hadn't referred to it in years and somehow the paper had gone waxy and
melted together. When I called the manufacturer she said the same
thing happened to the copy she had in the office. I spent more than
an hour trying to steam the pages apart but the only ones on which I
was successful didn't have any helpful information.
Calling San Yang Pai for information is not as easy as one would
expect. The owners of www.sanyangpai.com are actually just
distributors and not the company itself. They referred me to an
applicance repair guy in San Francisco, near to where I live. That
person never answered the phone so I called the San Gabriel office
again. Communication was very difficult - I got transferred 4 times
just to find someone that spoke English well enough to broadly
understand my question. She finally gave me a number that she said
would be on a fuse. I knew it couldn't possibly be right, but I also
knew I wasn't going to get any further with my questions (they also
ignored my two email requests for a PDF version of the instructions).
I got the only fuse that could be even closely related to the numbers
she read off (ended in 250) and it popped instantly.
To anyone considering putting one of these hoods in their house they
should know up-front that they will be dealing with a distributor and
not the company; and that their schematics are crap. I will say that
it does perform very well otherwise and it's easy to keep clean even
thought it is way more hood than I need!
After hours and hours looking online I assumed the best I would do
would be to hope someone could pull a fuse out of their hood and tell
me what it is. Thankfully I got an alternative route from David
Nebenzahl! Yes, I will try that tonight! THANKS!!
But... if anyone does already have one of these hoods and can pull the
fuse I'd really be grateful not to have to play "guess the fuse"
It's seldom that fuses just "blow by themselves".
If the failed fuse was a glass cartridge fuse did it look like the fuse
link had just melted or broken or was it blown all over the inside of
the glass in a darkish film?
If the latter, it may be that something in the unit has short circuited
and you'll need more than just a fuse to get it going again.
I'll go along with the lines of a previous suggestion that you put a 3
amp fuse in and see what happens when you run the blower(s) and lights.
If that fuse blows immediately, you need to find out why.
I have a similar hood made by Pacific, Taiwan I think.
It's a dual fan unit with 40 watt light. It can hold a porcelain dinner
plate put up over a fan intake.... A label shows a rating of 120V 2.4A
so that may give you an idea of about what yours would be. Mine has a
schematic label as well. It seems to have a thermal protection device of
some sort instead of a fuse. There should be labels on your unit
somewhere, maybe on the inside.
You might try using an amp meter across the fuse terminals.
5A 250v 20mm fuse. Replacement is 10 for ~$2.50
Change recommendation to T5A250v slow blow 5A 250v 20mm fuse (time delay).
Replacement is 10 for ~$4.50. One of my fans started blowing the fast blow fuses
too quickly on startup. It has only slightly more resistance than he other. Both
are clean. Note that to check the fan motors you can disassemble from below and
need not remove the range hood. The motors have no vent holes on the top.
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