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Shorting out-5838 oster breadmaker

I have the two burn spots on the coil and would like to replace the coil -- it is only 2 years old and was used about 20 times

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Hello m606walsh,

(This is a copy of the response I posted in your other message - - don't know which one you wanted to use - Jon)

From what you've said, it sounds like the coil is expanding due to heat (or perhaps other stresses, can't tell without looking) and getting too close to the inside case, resulting in scorch marks.

You may not need a new coil - - try adjusting the one you have so it's not so close to the case. Since you didn't say so, I'm presuming that the case isn't so badly scorched that it needs replacement as well.

I'm not finding a heat coil in my usual list of spare-parts sources either, so finding genuine OEM parts may not be an option, but here are the three possible fixes that seem reasonable.

1) Contact Oster - - the Breadmaker 800# is 800-438-0935 - - and ask about their recommendations for parts or repair. They will likely not want you doing electrical repairs yourself, and will probably refer you to a service center.

Here's the URL for their Service Center Finder page:
http://www.oster.com/CustService.aspx?content=center

2) Consider buying either
- a used machine for parts (I'd start by hunting on eBay or other online auction sites like PropertyRoom.com
- a new machine and use your old one for parts (aka cannibalism).
I've used this strategy on both cars and computers - - often makes more sense than trying to hunt a spare part when you need it.

3) (I don't really recommend this unless you want to make this a hobby/quest) Pull the part and start visiting local appliance repair shops to see if it's an "off-the-shelf" standard OEM part. This can easily take more time than it's worth - - new breadmakers of this model are going for ~$70-$80 (plus shipping) on eBay and other online sources.

If I can be of further assistance, let me know.

If this solves the issue, please rate it accordingly.

Thanks in-advance for using Fixya.com,

Jon

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Hello m606walsh,

From what you've said, it sounds like the coil is expanding due to heat (or perhaps other stresses, can't tell without looking) and getting too close to the inside case, resulting in scorch marks.

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