dead steam heater element

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dead steam heater element

Post by lexbro » Fri May 26, 2006 5:42 pm

:cry: Hello, my name is Lex Browning. I live in Portland Or. and have owned an S1 for three months. I'm very happy with the unit but my steam heater element has died. I'm waiting on a replacement from Chris's (thanks to Roger in service who's been great to work with) and I'll put in myself. Are there any factors which might have contributed to this failure -- leaving the machine on too long, etc.? What's to keep the next one from failing too?

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Post by admin » Sat May 27, 2006 12:20 pm

I'm not aware of anything you could have done to cause this. Had it been caused by failure of any of the steam boiler sensors, I think that would have been obvious via other symptoms prior to failure.

I assume you are aware of the documentation on replacement of the heater element located here: http://www.rimpo.org/s1/S1Boiler.html
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Post by lexbro » Sat May 27, 2006 11:15 pm

Thanks for your reply Mr. Rimpo -- I've studied those pictures gratefully. I'll take some additional ones since a few production changes have occurred. :D

I hope the temp probe didn't fail first. My wife heard a funny noise and shut the machine down while I was gone...

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