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Hartke 3500 Fuse Problem

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by kazamamaster, Apr 13, 2009.


  1. kazamamaster

    kazamamaster

    Sep 15, 2005
    Richmond, VA
    Has anyone had a Hartke 3500 Fuse Problem? I've had an issue where my model had blown a fuse recently. The fuse blew while I was playing, and I had a some replacement fuses specifically in the size that blew. I replaced them, and immediately after turning on the amp, the replaced fuses blew out as well. I blew two fuses just by turning on my amp. Does anyone know what might potentially be the problem before I spend an arm and leg trying to take it to a professional?
     
  2. billfitzmaurice

    billfitzmaurice Commercial User

    Sep 15, 2004
    New Hampshire
    Owner, Bill Fitzmaurice Loudspeaker Design
    About the only thing that might cause fuses to blow that you can fix yourself is a short in the cable or speaker.
     
  3. BassmanPaul

    BassmanPaul Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2007
    Toronto Ontario Canada
    You have lost a filter cap, bridge rectifier or most likely one or more output transistors.
    Save yourself time and money and just take it to a tech. You'll live longer that way.

    Paul
     

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