Question about Washing Machines
Unit maybe full of calcium turn off power drain open relief valve to drain remove bottom element if white crusty stuff thats calcium use coat hanger to pull out chunks then pour white vinegar let sit overnight it will dissolve chunks then completely rinse with hose!!!Calcium will short out bottom element and cause to overheat and burn out parts!!!Best of luck to you!!!!Let me know outcome!!!!
Posted on Jun 30, 2009
OK. Logicaly thinking It can't be nothing else just thermostat (assuming it was connected correctly). First Make sure that the thermostat you'we just installed is capable to to withstand 4500W power. Or just get the bigger one, lets say the one which could withstand up to 6000W or so. The thing is, as your Heating element is rated 4,5KW so if thermostat is ratet the same, at the point of kick-on the contacts inside the thermostat might stick together (like welded) due to excessive current flow. On this occasion the thermostat is like switch and all the switches should be chosen to be able withstand up to 25 percent of rated wattage. So at this point get a bt more powerfull thermostat and you will definitely be sorted.
I heard tha kenmore heaters has exactly the same problem. So with time some of the ratings just needs to be adjusted as after couple of years all the manufacturers estimations seem not to work as smooth as expected.
Best of luck for you!
Posted on Jun 29, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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