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Old 05-24-2013, 11:15 PM   #1
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hose reel not working

We are new (March '12) owners of A/S 2012 Interstate with a discharge hose reel not functioning. Wasn't binding as we reeled it in. But it quit mid reeling. Checked fuse ....reading okay. (thank you 'Protagonist') We were able to reel the hose in using hand pliers so will be able to take 'her' in to dealer in two (!) weeks for a diagnosis.
Earlier the fuse to the starter (MB) blew and we were instructed to replace it with one with a higher amperage. Working so far.
Might this be a fix for the discharge hose reel?
Any thoughts?
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Old 05-25-2013, 03:42 AM   #2
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If the fuse hasn't blown, replacing it with a higher amperage one will do no good.
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Old 05-26-2013, 10:08 AM   #3
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If the fuse hasn't blown, replacing it with a higher amperage one will do no good.
Even if a fuse HAS blown, replacing it with a higher amperage one is not a good idea.

The whole idea behind fuses is, if more current is going through the circuit than the equipment on the circuit can handle, the fuse blows, protecting the other equipment. If you use a higher-amperage fuse, then you run the risk of damaging the equipment the fuse is supposed to protect.

Don't replace the starter fuse with a higher-amp fuse, unless you prefer to replace the starter instead. Because that's eventually what will happen. Better to find out what caused the fuse to blow, and deal with the root cause.
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Old 05-27-2013, 03:38 PM   #4
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hose reel not working

You are correct re: fuse(s), however, the starter fuse (20Amp) was replaced with a 25Amp by the MB service department "per wiring diagram". Apparently no other cause (or damage) was found.
We have had to send our microwave in to be repaired ..a quick turn around with 'Mid West Sales'....
Thanks for sharing your expertise. fn.
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A fuse also protects the wiring and prevents smoke and flames.
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A fuse also protects the wiring and prevents smoke and flames.
That's the electricians secret. Once the smoke escapes from a wire, it will no longer conduct electricity. It's toast..

Get an expert (it may be you) to figure out why the system doesn't work as designed.
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