Question about Cooktops
One of the electric hobs has packed up. Upon investigation, I establish the energy regulator had burnt out rather than an element fault. Through the internet, I stumbled across a company called espares who suppled me with the part (no. 082590800). Upon receipt and when endeavouring to replace the old, I was horrified to find the new part has 4 electrical terminals (1 x brass & 3 x silver), there are only 3 wires to plug in however. It is obvious the design has moved on but I do not know which 3 of the 4 teminals to wire up. I contacted espares whostated that they do not have a wiring diagram and I should contact the manufacturer. I subsequently phoned New World who said they could not provide a wiring diagram as they did not supply the part directly to me. When I quoted the part number, the response was there was no guarantee the part supplied was the same as the part number.
I am therefore caught between a rock and a hard place. I would be most grateful if you could offer some assistance, many thanks in advance
Here's the fix: First, get out your old unit and examine it. You will see that there are essentially two elements in one assembly. Note that each element ends in a terminal on the old one but that two of the terminals are tied together. That is the common. On the new unit, simply tie one of the ends of an element to one of the ends of the other element with suitable wire. I suggest that you use the size wire that is used in the stove wiring to make the connection. If the wire is stranded, use the same type of wiring. Make up that pair of connections to the common wire. Now, note the type of element (some are concentric and there is a smaller inside one and larger outside. Match up the wires appropriately. If the configuration is not identical, don't worry. Just do one and one. Tighten all connections fully with the wires going clockwise around screws. If the connection will be wire-to-wire, use a bare section at least one and a half inches long and twist the wires along their length rather than make a pigtail. Tape from the middle to the end of the splice and then back over the whole of it and then back to the middle. You've done it!
Posted on Jan 20, 2008
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