Circuit for oven function control knob damaged

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Old 11-03-06, 06:16 PM
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Circuit for oven function control knob damaged

The circuit connected to the Oven Function Control knob on our Zanussi oven was damaged today - due to water leaking from the cooker above I think (a pot overflowed). I'm trying to contact the parts suppliers for the appliance, to see if we can get a replacement knob/component. I have taken a few photos of the area damaged, which you can view here: http://83.141.72.40/~david/images/oven/
Do you think the oven can be fixed, or will I more than likely have to get a new one? If a replacement component can be found for the oven knob, I was thinking that maybe the damaged wires could be cut back as far as needed, and then extra wire could be spliced on using butt connectors. Does this sound viable?
 
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Old 11-03-06, 06:43 PM
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Wait for a reply from the MFGR.
Most likely a "plug and play" set up.
Don't make more of it than it is!
 
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Old 11-06-06, 04:55 PM
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I contacted parts suppliers for Zanussi today, and - assuming that they have ordered the correct part - I will have a replacement for the damaged component in 4-5 days.

So, cutting off the damaged parts of the wires, and splicing on new ones, seems like it can work. If anyone has advice, feel free to offer it. Again, here are the pics: http://83.141.72.40/~david/images/oven/
 
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Old 11-17-06, 04:32 PM
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The part for this finally arrived.

On closer examination of the connected wires, I don't think I'll actually have to trim them back after all - as they don't seem to be in any way damaged beyond the direct connection to the component itself (all of the insulation is basically fine). That's a relief.

Anyway, I have put up pics of the new component here: http://83.141.72.40/~david/images/oven/new_component/ . The connectors on it are different to the old one, but the connections themselves seem to be exactly the same. I plan on wrapping the wires around the connectors - as shown here: http://83.141.72.40/~david/images/oven/new_component/IMG_0839.JPG - and then soldering them.

It's easy to insert the wire through the hole on that side of the component. On the other side though, there is less space between the partitions, which makes it considerably trickier. A pliers might help I guess.

I'm sure people have better things to be doing then mulling over this, but if anyone has any advice, feel free to offer it.
 
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Old 11-17-06, 06:20 PM
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No, NO, NO.

Go to the store, buy a crimp tool, and the crimps (stake ons).
You will want the red, maybe blue crimps (16/18 gage wire).
Maybe 14 gage. They are cheap. Get the 90% ones (insulated).

To install, strip the wire back about a 1/2", insert then crimp.
Slip the crimp onto the terminal, and your done.

Quicker and easier than solder.
 
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Old 11-19-06, 02:47 AM
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Thanks for the help lectriclee. I followed your advice, and it worked - the oven is working again now.
Cheers.
 
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