Electronics help for my water distiller


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Old 08-07-23, 02:13 PM
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Electronics help for my water distiller

What is this little part. It's right on the other side of the power cord. I traced the problem down to it as I get voltage on one side of it but not the other. Whatever it is it burnt out I guess after my timer went off apparently too late. This is my distiller I needed a new thermostat for in another thread but after a couple brands I purchased that didn't work I just quit and just took it out.

I'm about to take this part out too which I figure is a secondary backup form of protection in case the user took out the thermostat but ultimately I want to replace both parts. So what is it? Just a fuse or...

 
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Old 08-07-23, 02:16 PM
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It appears to be a fuse. I've seen this style fuse in small appliances. However, I have no idea what the amperage of the fuse is.
 
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Old 08-07-23, 02:29 PM
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Actually, didn't think I'd find any writing on it but I put on my reading glasses at 46 I haven't still accepted the fact I'm blind suddenly and must use I believe I'm reading correctly "Micro temp 4 257a/250v 126 degrees c". Does that sound right? I'll give it a Google...
 
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Old 08-07-23, 03:47 PM
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Bob14525 does 257 amp sound right?
 
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Old 08-07-23, 04:12 PM
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It's a thermal fuse. It opens when it's maximum temperature is exceeded (and stays open) Yours opens at 126 degrees C.

A microtemp g4a01128c looks like a pretty close replacement.
 
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Old 08-07-23, 04:24 PM
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That is known as an axial 'Thermal Cutoff' or TCO. It's a thermal fuse.

A typical use would be for either AC or DC and rated probably about 10 amps.

I think you're probably seeing 126C on the side which is 257F
 
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Old 08-07-23, 09:08 PM
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Thanks for the info guys!
 
 

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