Why did hairdryer blow and then then fuse went.?

Was it the hairdryer or overload? Even though this hairdryer has been used many times before and nothing else was plugged into the same outlet as the hairdryer. Though the radio in another room was on and it stopped when the fuse went. I reset the fuse and radio going again but way to scared to try the hairdryer again.

6 Answers

  • 3 weeks ago

    The hairdryer uses so much current and if up hook another light to it. It causes over load on the fuse resulting the a blown fuse.

  • khalil
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    maybe its motor

    1-  is running slow by hairs jammed inside.

    2- its brushes got over

    3- its bushes got dried

  • 1 month ago

    As they get older the heating elements can overheat is some areas and cause the fuse

    to blow, also any restriction to the airway or fan will do this, Try it on the lowest setting

    after making sure the inside is dust free.

  • 1 month ago

    Time to buy a new hair dryer.    


    The radio's power was lost because the outlet it was plugged into 

    is on the same circuit as the one the hair dryer was plugged into.     


    In the U.S., the National Electrical Code allows up to five "devices"   

    (which in this case would mean duplex outlets) on one circuit.    

    Since most bathrooms don't have that many outlets, 

    they often share circuits with other rooms.        

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  • Barry
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    A fault in the hairdryer caused the breaker to trip. It's unwise to use it again. Buy a new one.

  • Audrey
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    If it's old, it may have just died.  You can buy a new one dirt cheap at a dollar store, Ross, or Walmart. Don't keep playing with it. You could start a fire.

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