Your machine is still fairly young, so it is probably NOT bad
transducers, which is good news.
Yes, I agree there is an electrical short, PROBABLY an electronic
short, most likely failed transistors and related components
(probably relates to the fuse blowing). I troubleshoot electronic
circuit boards to the component level here in my shop, saving much
money to my customers. I repair equipment for Jewelers–all types of
The heater can be replaced relatively inexpensively; usually
replacement of the heating element, please keep in mind that it could
be a problem with the heater controls (although if it is a loose
connection, that is very easy to find & to fix).
Hope this has helped. If I can answer any more questions, please let
me know. You may send the machine here and I will give you an exact
description of what is “ailing” it and a free estimate to repair it.
Good luck to you. John Cranor, The Jewelry Equipment DR,