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No power to the coffee maker

After opening the machine, at the bottom where the element is, i have no power. it seems there is a resistor or diode in the way that appears to be opened. Am i on the right track? model of the machine is

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  • tabipapa Jun 21, 2009

    thanks for the reply co7196. unfortunately it's not a fuse, wish it was. as i said, it may be a diode or a resistor. it has a temperature rating on the component, 240 celsius i think.

  • tabipapa Jun 22, 2009

    i wonder if i can take a pic of the component and email it to you so you can hopefully tell me what it is. please let me know.

  • tabipapa Jun 26, 2009

    sent you an email with the pics. sorry it took so long.


  • tabipapa Jun 26, 2009

    thanks Ned, will do. gotta to go to work now but will do it very soon.

  • tabipapa Jul 05, 2009

    Hi Ned, sorry for late reply. I pulled as much as I could but the wire did not move. I metered both end of the wire to where they go and there is continuity. I don't think it's a fuse but most likely a temperature cut off. The markings on the component are as such:

    DYE tco
    240 °C

    That's the way they show on the component. I assumed DYE was the manufacturer. Quick search online with DF240S indicates the part is a Thermal fuse. The only thing I don't know is how to determine the current rating I need. I'll look on the back of the coffee maker to see if I can find out. It's either 10 or 15 amps. I'll keep you posted.




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A glass tube? If so, its a fuse. yes , you are on the right track.

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    Ned C Cook Jun 21, 2009

    Ok, Very possible it's a resistor. Looks like a coil and burnt in two.. Can you remove it? If so, Any electronic store should have one I don't know your location, so it would be difficult for me to refer you to one in your area. I'm in riverside,ca.

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    Ned C Cook Jun 22, 2009

    Yes, please send the pic of the part in question. Thank you, Ned

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    Ned C Cook Jun 26, 2009

    Ok, got and revieed the pics. I just need answers and a pull. Is there a voltage rating marke on this device and is ther an ampereafe marking? Now, with one hand hold the body andusin thumb and finger put sull ungpressure and see if the wire on each end will stretch the insulatio.. If the insulation stretches it is a fuseable link. Often used for this very reason, to force the consumer to have it repaired or replaced, since most if not the majority would simply chane a standard fuse or replace a standar looking fuse with a larger one ignoeing the cause of its failure creating a hazard. The beauty of a fusible link is that yhey can be cut out of the circuit and replace with like,if you can find one, Or replaced with a more common fuse of like amp rating, which would reqire a holder for the replace fuse to be soldered in. These are also used in automotive applications and drive mechanics crazy. It is advised that it not be bypassed by direct wiring. Try to identify the volt/amp rating and check with a local electronics supply store. They should have or be able to order one for you.. If you are unable to locate one, which I recommend like replacement, let me know, I have a very good electronis store in my vicinity.and I can search and aquire one for you. They should run but a couple of dollars and can be mail for what ever postage. Let me knoe Peter. At lest we are moving along. Ned



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