Some idiot wired it up wrong, Im pretty sure this is the problem because the motor control blows the fuses as soom as the power is on and I checked this and it seems to be the short. I guess the insides of it melted together.I'm pretty sure it's a 0.1 ohm in a 2 watt or 3 watt package.
The main reason they blow is because your main semiconductor (triac?) has probably crapped itself, but you might be lucky and it's just the resistor.
So how do you know the resistor is blown? They dont normally show any external symptoms.
What would be a problem then if its was wired up wrong? It blows a 15amp fuse instantly. There is just a transformer and a few capcitors if I can remember. There is switch and rheostat but they seem to be fine.If that is a .1 ohm resistor then your meter will show it as a short, that may not be the problem.
I think there is 6 triacs that screw to a heat sink. Its down the basement so I cant say for sure. How to I check a triac?There is probably a semiconductor, probably a triac. And it's probably blown. And you should probably take it to a qualified repairer of mains appliances since you have trouble even finding the triac (please don't be offended).