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Discussion in 'Sensors and Actuators' started by Quovadis, Aug 2, 2018.

  1. Quovadis


    Jul 26, 2017
    Hi All, just a newbie here .... We have a drinks machine that fails to heat up ... if I make a direct feed by by passing this component it heats up .... can anyone tell me what it is , how do I test it and where can I source another please ... as mentioned just a newbie so just working my way around to identify the issue ... so no real knowledge of these at all
    Any help appreciated kind regards

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  2. kellys_eye


    Jun 25, 2010
    That's a thermal switch (or cut-out) with, what appears to be a set of change-over contacts.

    Oh, and congratulations on making the important part 'out of focus'!!!! The numbers on the side!!!
  3. KJ6EAD


    Aug 13, 2011
    This may be a joke. "What is this thing that has a complete part number, that can be Googled, shown in multiple out of focus pictures?"
    davenn likes this.
  4. Quovadis


    Jul 26, 2017
    I to feel the responses I had were poor , I did make it clear I was a newbie and had no previous knowledge of the part I was enquiring about or where to source it . I did my best with my Iphone camera to capture the part and its ID numbers , and did take more than one shot to try and show more clarity where I could . I dont think its fair to get comments like I had with that explanation do you ?

    [mod note: post moved from incorrect thread to this one]
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  5. kellys_eye


    Jun 25, 2010
    re the OP's other post querying the responses given above.

    We are only trying to help. Posting a gazillion pictures that can't be seen due to poor quality/focus etc isn't our fault and goes nowhere to helping you resolve your own issues.

    This has nothing to do with being a newbie or knowledge of electronics in general but simple comments on your photography skills (or lack of in this case) which is not something we can do for you!

    You could have read the numbers yourself and typed them in as a response..... but you are not the first, nor will you be the last, person to request assistance in the expectation that we are oracles or have magic eyesight.

    This is not meant to be insulting or cheeky - we help anyone and everyone that comes here but we can only do what we can with the information YOU provide and if we find it lacking then you should expect us to comment on that fact.

    Please, if you want to complete the repair, address the issue of the images you posted and advise of the part number accordingly (or take better pictures).
  6. davenn

    davenn Moderator

    Sep 5, 2009

    That wasn't the problem and that is not why you got the responses you did. Your electronics skills were not being questioned

    It pays to look at images before you upload them and see if they are any good
    you obviously didn't do that and you uploaded very poor images and particularly the one or two that would have helped others to help you

    So it was your poor photos that were being questioned …. look at them and see if you can clearly make out all of the part number ???
    None of us here can say what it is for sure

    So, I ask you, as some one else already did earlier, please take another couple of clear and sharp photos of the part number on the side of the switch
    and then upload them :)

    Last edited: Aug 4, 2018
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