I am looking for a place where I can get 8 inches or a foot of resist
wire. It is about 3/8 inch in diameter. The unit fails to get hot
enough anymore and we need it and cannot find anything like it.
What type of supply house or business do I start my search with.
You are looking for resistance wire that is 3/8 inch in diameter? Are
Bet you are looking at something like a GE Calrod. That is a metal tube
with resistance wire wound inside. Like on a kitchen electric range.
It is not a heater. It is a unit with a heated surface and a pan with
a special column thru which a column and it supports a special
stirring paddle. We have searched for such.
From my assistants email
" Tefal no longer advertises it as you said and it didnt mention
parts available under the section for repair. I will keep looking."
OK, It sounds like some type of Calrod. On one end of the rod there
should be a wattage and voltage stamped into the metal. This should help
to locate a similar element if the manufacturer can't get you a replacement
Because many small appliances can be dangerous
if you do not repair them correctly -- you definitely
will void the UL rating unless you replace what you
suspect is the faulty part with an identical one, and
given how purpose-specific that application seems
it is unlikely to be available as a replacement part...
Appliances made these days are meant to be
recycled when they fail, the high cost of some
of the replacement parts and the labor to install
them is supposed to motivate you to buy a newer
I would buy a new one if I could find one. We use it to make a special
paste used for paper repair. If it can be repaired that would be good
and would save me the 25 minutes of standing at the gas range stirring
it while the paste cooks.
You've verified that you have 120V present at the heating
element, ie that it's not the thermostat or something else
that's faulty? In my experience, it's more often something
other than the heating element itself.
On Sat, 17 Mar 2012 20:00:07 -0700 (PDT), " email@example.com"
Normally yes,, but in this case he needs to know he has the full 117
volts. The neon will light with 40volts or less and it can even be
hard to judge how bright a light bulb should be when it has no shade.
Have you used a VOM before? Most folks who have used one, still own one from
HF has cheap VOM, and also Walmart, in the automotive section.
Sounds like time to find someone who has electrical troubleshooting skill,
and call for help. In person, not just on a usenet group.
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I need a voltage meter. I heard that harbor freight has one for 10
bucks. I will check on it now.
Yes, probably has one. Those two would be all or nothing at all.
Of course maybe the thing is not hot at all anymore, and it just feels
hot because they expect it to be hot.
If a thermal fuse is burnt out, from overheating, they sell
replacements for each temperature. If the old one isn't too bad, you
can read the temp off the old one, but probably not.
And then there is connecting it to the circuit. Can't be soldered
iiuc because it will overheat in the process. Has to be crimped. I
have a crimper or I could use the rear side of wire cutters, but I
don't have the right thing that goes around it and is small enough.
I was just fiddling around with something I didnt' buy and didn't
really need, so I threw it away.
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