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It is interesting that only one end of the fuse is charred. This means the problem was not that too much current went through it or it would not look so clean at one end.
What I think happened is that the end end of the fuse was not making a solid connection. As a result, it overheated and caused the terminals to melt away over time. Did it have a screw cap? And if so, was it loose? If not, then this is a defective fuse holder.
Either way, make sure they don't charge you a dime. It is clearly a manufacturing problem.
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