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Posted by Tony_Browning (Tony_Browning), 2 February 2004Hi All!
My portable has a problem with the heater
(3kw with thermostat)
I turn it on and it heats for about 3 seconds then stops for about 15 sec, then on again for 3 sec...so on.
The thermostat dial clicks as it should at correct temperatures....and the lights on.
What d'ya rekon?
Posted by MB (Mark Betts), 2 February 2004Tony
What portable is it?
Thermostat on way out?
I had similar prob with my machine.
In the end the element was knacked!!!! So it was replaced.
Posted by Phil_@_Deep_Clean (Phil_@_Deep_Clean), 2 February 2004Tony,
I once had that, my problem was the element kept getting badly scaled up due to the water we have around here.
De-scale it if thats the case and use Prochem F&F Rinse every so often to keep the scayling (spell) down.
Posted by ALEXDH (ALEXDH), 2 February 2004What type of machine is it dear chap
Could be a failing or poorly grounded thermocouple
The connector spades must be free and clean of build up and corrosion in order for the couple to function properly, periodic cleaning is recommended.
Thermocouples should be inspected for dents, kinks, and splits in the stainless steel sheath.
or perhaps the element is pulling too much current.
I would try a new thermocouple wired in to check as i gues this would be the cheapest repair ,unless you can see significant scaling on the element.
Posted by ALEXDH (ALEXDH), 2 February 2004Tell you what its not worth fitting a new thermocouple just replace the whole stat, I have only looked quick but this is my ninja one i think.
Farnell are a little pricey but they have most stuff.
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