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Rice cooker stopped working

My Rice cooker RIVAL 6 cup Rice cooker stopped working.

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  • Anonymous Sep 28, 2008

    doesn't function, no power and cannot produce heat

  • Anonymous Oct 09, 2008

    We've only used it twice, it's been about 2 months since we bought it. No heat, even when the weighting system is depressed. Outlet is tested w/ a lamp, it works fine, must be the cooker. I haven't checked the inner workings, but I'll check for a short in the connections / wires if I can figure out how to take it apart in a way that will let me reassemble it.

  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2008

    I have the same problem - this rice cooker stopped working after about 6 months (10-15 batches). It's totally unresponsive. There is no damage to it; it's just plain dead.

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    rgv_rafaelv Oct 25, 2012

    Add a Commentival 6-cup rice cooker

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2014

    I have a hot pot from Rival but don't know if I can cook rice in it. It was given to me as a gift so I don't have instructions or a basekt?



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Sounds like the Thermal Fuse inside is blown unscrew the 2 screws on bottom of the cooker you should see a small 2.5 inch insulation wrapped wire leaving a ceramic mounting block to one of the element poles. Now you take off the nut and unscrew it from the pole. Cut off the insulation and underneath will be a Thermal Fuse. If you have a Ohm Meter or a continuity tester attach each lead to either side and it probably will test negative. Part # is written on the Thermal Fuse. Probably a
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Get a new thermal fuse here ( 98c for quantity one. )

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shipping. It'll cost about $2.60 for shipping. (thx to PlainBill)

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    tsa 10101 Jun 16, 2017

    THANK YOU SO MUCH! I ended up getting
    as the fuse on mine read 184c



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You are an *******....Just to be blunt....This person is asking how to cook the rice to water ration in the rival 6 cup rice cooker and that ratio is like other ways to cook rice, which you are completely wrong about maybe you should take some lessons on how to cook. Its 1 PART RICE TO 2 PARTS WATER....NOT EQUAL, and in the cooker its 2 cups rice and 4 cups water makes a perfect pot!

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