is there a fuse for the block heater i dont see one last night when i plugged it in and i seen a little spark, and this morning it started like it wasnt plugged in so im assuming i blew a fuse or somthing?
The fuse for the block heater is in your house fuse box! there is no fuze on the block heater. likely you have a bad block heater cord or worse a bad block heater.
When it is plugged in within 30sec you should hear the water "starting to boil" just like an electric tea kettle, this would be a good thing
well that solves that mess, first thing i did was check the box in the house, so bad block heater it is i know the cord shorted out last nite so no more block heater i guess only 2 more months of extreme cold , it has been working kinda goofy anyways
You could remove the cord and check with a test light or Ohm meter, to verify whether it's the cord or heater.
With the cord still connected to the heater, using an Ohm meter you should see about 30 - 40 Ohms between each prong and open between ground and each prong and 0 between ground and the engine block.
If it's just the cord you could be plugging in tonight!
well it hasnt been working the last 2 nites with negatives for tempature which she doesent have a hard time starting at all its jsut so rough on the motor running on only a few cylinders until it warms up but i will check all that stuff with a multimeter on sunday hopefully thanks for the tip
Is that a common problem for the cord to rub through? Or for the block heater to go bad? Mine worked last winter and now this year it's not. I checked for juice going into the male end of the power cord and it's good.
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