wipers

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  1. francour

    francour Read Only Funster

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    Hi all my windscreen wipers blow a fuse after being on for about 5/10 mins but if i operate them manually with the control arm one stroke at a time the fuse does not blow any ideas Thanks Bernie:Angry:
     
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    I suspect the wiper arm drive linkage or gear box is stiff/tight.

    The fuse is blowing because the motor is overloaded which makes it heat up and draw more current .. thereby overloading the fuse which will melt.. or blow.

    A single wipe won't blow the fuse as the motor won't have heated up sufficiently ...
     
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    sounds like the van has been stood for long periods and wiper mechanism is partially seized, try a drop of penetrating oil on the various joints/bearings etc. should cure it.
     
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