Help with water distiller thermostat


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Old 05-27-23, 01:35 PM
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Help with water distiller thermostat

Anyone know what this thermostat/switch is called? I've found similar but not with the button. It shuts off way too early in my water distiller. Also, want temp range? I assume something over boiling 100 centigrade, they have 40, 110, 150...so I guess it works by closing when hitting the button, then opening upon reaching the rated temp.

If I don't find one, , how would the ones without the button work? "On" when plugged in and under the rated temp? I was thinking til I find one I could operate it like that just connecting the wires and manually taking out the plug each time.

It's a sears distiller 625 345400 but it's so old doesn't look like there's any exact replacements around.
 
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Old 05-27-23, 01:43 PM
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Ah... I'm gonna guess 120 is the proper rating for this. Ya know I'm gonna look around for parts for other of these distillers see if they'll have one suitable. Thing is if you find a generic one like one's I've found on Amazon without the button they're a dime a dozen and I'm gonna bet these are the parts that fail most
 
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Old 05-27-23, 02:20 PM
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The Asahi US-603 is a snap-action, manual reset 1/2″disc thermal cut-out. When it reaches its pre-determined set-point, the bimetal disc snaps from concave to convex and opens the internal set of electrical contacts. After a suitable period of time (and after checking/fixing the cause of why the US-603 operated), the reset button can be pushed to re-make the electrical circuit.

A very common part. It's a manually resettable temperature sensor.
Either is has weakened with age or the appliance is exceeding a safe operating temperature.
There should be a temperature rating in C stamped on it. Check carefully.
 
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Old 05-27-23, 02:29 PM
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The 120 would be in C. So that would be 120c or 248 f
This would be a choice.... sensor.
 
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Old 05-27-23, 03:15 PM
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Thank you PJ! Stupid I didn't think to look up that number. I didn't imagine it would get me anywhere. I guess I've looked up a lot of numbers over the years that haven't but I should have at least tried.

What do you mean it's a "choice" sensor? Like a good steak?
It looks pretty cheap actually fortunately
 
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Old 05-27-23, 04:15 PM
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What do you mean it's a "choice" sensor? Like a good steak?
A choice, a selection, a possible repair part....... you know..... a choice.
 
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Old 05-28-23, 06:05 PM
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Hmm.. I don't quite get ya but no prob, let me ask how did you quote me like that? I never know how to address anyone in here specifically and that would be one way to do it.
 
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Old 05-30-23, 02:10 PM
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There are two quote marks in the tool bar above this reply box.When you click on them you get a
start {QUOTE}.. ...... put what you want to quote between the start and end .........end {/QUOTE}
put what you want to quote between the start and end

You can buy heat sensor/thermostats from several companies
I left you one company.... one choice of sensor. Each company represents a choice.
You choose the one you want.
 
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Old 05-31-23, 03:08 AM
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Thanks. I just got 10 for $23. Just noticed their 110 not 120. Well 110 "+4". Hopefully they won't stop it too early. Maybe just require me to to clean it more often.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/14368466915...mis&media=COPY

How did you find that one you linked to without the original part number? I didn't see it in the link you shared.

 
 

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