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Old 08-28-2016, 10:23 AM   #1
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What is this filter and fuse for?

So, the microwave was pushed way back in when we arrived at our current camp site. I pulled it out to see what happened and this Filter and Fuse Holder was under the wood plate that the microwave sits on. What is it for? I am guessing the Stove Vent fan/light since it's right above it, but can't follow the wires and wondering why it would be in place you would never look for a fuse... I pulled the wood plate up because it was not sitting flat and this Filter and Fuse Holder was the reason why.
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Old 08-28-2016, 10:30 AM   #2
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it was put there to drive you and any techs nuts trying to find why your lights aren't working .
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it was put there to drive you and any techs nuts trying to find why your lights aren't working .
Northstar, thanks for the reply, to clarify, are you saying this is for the interior lights, i.e., the room lights on the ceiling? Or are you saying they are for the out side lights, i.e., the porch light, stair lights, etc? Or are you saying it is for the driving lights on the outside of the trailer?
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Old 08-28-2016, 05:18 PM   #4
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Does it actually have a fuse in it?
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Old 08-29-2016, 10:44 AM   #5
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Northstar, thanks for the reply, to clarify, are you saying this is for the interior lights, i.e., the room lights on the ceiling? Or are you saying they are for the out side lights, i.e., the porch light, stair lights, etc? Or are you saying it is for the driving lights on the outside of the trailer?
That you will need to figure out for yourself . turn everything on the pull the fuse and see what goes out
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It may be a filter/fuse for the radio. That's the only item I could imagine requiring a noise filter.
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It may be a filter/fuse for the radio. That's the only item I could imagine requiring a noise filter.
That is what I was thinking Radio or TV ???
Is there a number on the filter,,, you could maybe Google it ???
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Microwave Noise Filter !!!
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Recently our range hood fan went out and while repairing it I came across the exact same filter/fuse, I opened the black box and it does not appear to be a fuse although the case says "Fuse" on it. It appears to be copper wire wrapped around a round magnet or metallic object. It is connected to the range fan on the hot side and appears to have something to do with it. It is also definitely low voltage and not connected in anyway to the microwave.
Side note, the range fan has a fuse taped on the side of the 12 volt motor as well and that was what my problem was.
Hope any of this helps.
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Recently our range hood fan went out and while repairing it I came across the exact same filter/fuse, I opened the black box and it does not appear to be a fuse although the case says "Fuse" on it. It appears to be copper wire wrapped around a round magnet or metallic object. It is connected to the range fan on the hot side and appears to have something to do with it. It is also definitely low voltage and not connected in anyway to the microwave.
Side note, the range fan has a fuse taped on the side of the 12 volt motor as well and that was what my problem was.
Hope any of this helps.
Thanks tahoe1840,
Before I read this, I opened it too. You are right it is just a filter, no fuse, and it is on the 12vdc line. Good info on the fuse next to the fan motor too!

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