I had a friend in the Army who would wrap solder around the fuse terminals on the device’s called TH-22 and TH-5. I asked him what the heck he was doing and he replied, just wrap enough solder on the thing so it would not blow, plug it in and replace anything that smokes and it works every time. He was the best TH-22/5 repairman I ever knew.
Unfortunately that will not work today with all of our miniature circuits.
Of all the trouble shooting methods this the absolute worst for the following reasons;
1. No guarantee "root cause" part will smoke.
2. You'll probably kill several other parts.
3. Any circuit boards around could have the traces burned up.
4. It's possible to do damage to parts that will fail later.
DON'T Try it.
P.S. Thanks Darwin for pointing out a real life example why fuses aren't consider good circuit protection.