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Sunbeam water cooler/heater started smoking as soon as i plugged it in, do i throw the thing away or can i fix it?

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hi there,
Possible reasons why it smoked are:
1. The water cooler received too much electricity than what it could handle. example it received 230V instead of 110V.
2. It got wet inside while plugged in and caused a caused a short circuit on the pc board.
Eitherway, to get it fixed.
1. The system needs to be opened so you can check the fuses, capacitors, IC's and make sure that the pc-board does not have a burn mark or any damage.
2. Check if there are swollen capacitors, burned resistors or loose IC's on the board. Check for any open wires as well.
3. Test the capacitors, the IC's and the resistors for continuity in electricity using a power tester.
4. If no continuity is detected on some of the capacitors and IC's then the pc board would have to repalced.
Otherwise you can have a local electrician visit your place so they can do all of this for you.
Hope this helps!

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