Windows not working

Tiny
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  • 1985 CHEVROLET CELEBRITY
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When I put the fuse in the power window slot it gets hot. When a window motor goes out will it short out the circuit? One side of the fuse has power with the key on. When I tried to send power to the other side that showed a ground with a power probe it sparked.
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Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 AT 5:48 PM

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Tiny
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Good evening,

It sounds like you have a possible bad switch that is sending power to one of the motors or you have a wiring issue.

Do you have the correct fuse in the slot? The diagram shows a circuit breaker, not a fuse.

Roy
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Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 AT 6:09 PM
Tiny
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Yes, it is a silver circuit breaker. So you think it may be a bad switch instead?
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Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 AT 6:17 PM
Tiny
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I do not know as I am here and not there.

It needs to be checked to see. Remove the wires from the master switch on the driver's door and then recheck the breaker.

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Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 AT 6:19 PM
Tiny
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Everything was working fine. Then all of a sudden the windows stopped working. I tried to change the breaker and it was burning hot.
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Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 AT 6:19 PM
Tiny
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Everything was working fine. The all of a sudden the windows stopped working. I tried to change the breaker and it was burning hot
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Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 AT 6:20 PM
Tiny
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It is not the breaker.

Try what I suggested.

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Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 AT 6:21 PM
Tiny
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Okay, I will check that. I unhooked the front door drivers motor today and had the same issue. I'll let you know tomorrow.
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Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 AT 6:21 PM
Tiny
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Disconnect the switch, not the motor.

Sounds like a plan.

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Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 AT 6:24 PM

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