Question about West Bend 84754 4-Quart
My Westbend 84755-5 has a temp control knob that won't stay on a certain level. It shifts or floats around, I never know how hot it really is. I tried to cook a pot roast, it did not get done in 7 hours one day! I need to know if I can fix it at home???? When I turn it, it isn't stable. Help!!
You might consider buying a whole new base considering the problem you are having purely as a "safety issue". Temperature controls can be serious safety hazards. If it's not stable best if you replace the base. You can buy one at West Bends link for half the price of a new one. http://www.westbend.com/westbend/catalog.cfm?dest=dir&linkon=section&linkid=5 Or you can also try this first. At some time in its use you might have gotten food oil in the control. Take the knob off and spray a commerically available "electronic contact cleaner" along the shaft and into the control pot. Turn the shaft back and forth several times as you do this. Depending on how dirty it is you may have to spray it quit a bit before it is cleaned out. I don't believe the base is emmerasble in water so don't do that. ***This is only a temporary fix and not the best one. *** The time and money you will spend fixing it if you can even find the replacement part is probably more than buying a replacement base.
Posted on Aug 27, 2007
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