Quote Originally Posted by droog View Post

If I was repairing the board for my own use I would not be concerned by removal of the thermal fuse. I am not advising to do that as it would void warranty etc, etc,

Any external transformer will most likely not be fitted with a thermal fuse and you would still void warranty etc,etc.
I'm in the UK, I think that current requirements are that all transformers below a certain size have to have thermal protection built in.