Oven blew fuse. On investigation a partially melted connector block
appears to be the problem. This is the main junction in the wiring
loom. Its a white nylon two part block. The two parts snap together,
or they did 'till one side melted.12 wires in 12 wires out. In other
words they just go straight through. I cannot establish how these
wires are secured to the connector block.
First question. What is this type of connector called ?
Second question. Can I re-wire one if I get my hands on it and how
would I do this ?
Third question. Given the environment (Back of an oven under the rear
of the hob) Is it likely to be anything special in the way of heat
resistance etc. ?
Final questions. Could I remake the connections with a choc block?
Would I need to protect the choc block from the heat? Is a screw type
fixing a bad idea in an area that may suffer extreme temperature
I only have tomorrow to sort this out before Christmas day !!
Paul Mc Cann
- posted 12 years ago