WWM200PC Waffle Maker will turn on but does not heat up
Waffle maker does not heat up after it is turned on. We received this as a Christmas gift and have only used this maybe 10 - 12 times. What is the warranty on this product? Is there a reset button to apply? to reset the power
Bought mine from Sams Club after seeing how great my sister's worked (and terrible the one we got from Target worked don't remember brand). Used it 4 or 5 times and it quit in the middle of cooking a waffle. I bought it in April 2007 so it is out of warranty. Took it apart and tested the thermal fuse which is blown. Will check with Waring Customer Service to see what they will do. As listed here a replacement part is less than $10 from Mouser.com.
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The wire near the fuse is shorting out on the metal under the lower grill. Mine did that when I replaced the fuse and turned it on. If not under warranty, it is easier to replace it for $39.95 from Costco than the hassle of taking it apart and trying to replace the fuse, which involves the time to take it apart, buying a fuse and either the crimper and connectors or a soldering iron and high temp solder, since the regular solder melts shortly after it begins heating.
I think this was caused by the premature failure of a Chinese thermal fuse; they are poorly made and while the principle is sound (opens if necessary to prevent fire), the components are really poor and most appliances that use a heating element fail without cause due to the lousy quality of those parts.
Because of the high levels of heat where these are mounted, they are most often spot-welded in series with the element and cannot be soldered in repair.
Try contacting the manufacturer, I'm pretty sure they know of the problem.
I have had a bad experience with some corn oil spray. The oil (and corn syrup) built up into a crusty and sticky layer. I had to use oven cleaner to strip it back down to the non-stick surface. Now I just use soybean oil with a natural boar's hair pastry brush. (Synthetic will melt!) I heat the waffle maker at the last moment possible. Heat turns oil into varnish. I oil the surface just before the first cup of batter. I like to scrub oil with the brush into all the dry looking areas. If your batter has 1 Tbs (soybean) oil per waffle, that may be all you need for the entire batch. Turn off the heat promptly. I don't wash the oil out of the non-stick surface unless it builds up.
I made a template of the shaft, cut out a sturdy piece of tin to straddle the break, and then screwed that piece in at both ends after securely fitting the break together. A lot of work, but the waffle maker works great!
My just over 1-year old WWM200SA did the same thing while I was cooking with it (used it about 5 times). I found a solution under the WWM200PC thread that the thermal fuse blew early. I tested mine and that's what happened. It is a cheap part, but I called Waring Customer service (800-269-6640) instead and they said to send it in for replacement.
If it is less than one year old, and you have the receipt, go to the waring site, and look up the nearest dealer for repair and bring it to them. They should be able to contact waring for you and get you a replacement.
My replacement had a silver body virsus the original black body. The shop told me they have yet had a customer repeat of this problem.