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I changed my thermal fuse on my Bunn grx-b because it was not heating the water. Now it's like it is overheating. What could it be

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Hope this is of some help
the thermal fuse is blowing because the unit is getting to hot you replacing the thermal fuse has not cured the problem, and it will blow again , the problem is the thermostat is set to high or is faulty / allowing the unit to go over temperature hence the thermal fuse blowing
its the control stat that you should be looking at. good luck

Posted on Nov 19, 2016

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