Home › Forums › Archives › Blodgett SN-5E steamer; It generates steam just fine; ready light does not come on after 5 minutes, indicating water temp at 205 degrees. Also cooking light does not illuminate when door is closed, as well, steam does not shut off when door is opened. Whe
Blodgett SN-5E steamer; It generates steam just fine; ready light does not come on after 5 minutes, indicating water temp at 205 degrees. Also cooking light does not illuminate when door is closed, as well, steam does not shut off when door is opened. Whe
MemberSeptember 15, 2018 at 12:00 am
need to troubleshoot why “Ready light” and “cooking light” don’t illuminate and why steam is still being produced when the door is open
MemberSeptember 16, 2018 at 11:04 am
The ready light is not lighting because it isn’t ready, or doesn’t have power, or the light is faulty. Same goes for the cooking light. Plus timer has to be activated.
Now, have you checked the constant cooking switch to be on timer? Regardless, the door switch should close the steam solenoid. It sounds like the valve is leaking. Or the drain is plugged and can’t vent off the steam. Is your water hardness below 2 grains of hardness and a ph of 7.5 to 6.0 And has the machine been delimed recently. The vast majority of steamer problems come from the lack of maintenance,, ie: deliming
Do this to test the unit Make sure it fills to the proper water level.
Item 3 is testing the steam solenoid. Item 4 and 6 is testing the door switch and increase in temp. When you close the door,you should hear the electrical contactor come in for the heater. The heater stays on till cooking is done or the door is opened. The contactor is then controlled by thermostat to the 205F Also make sure that when you power off, the water drains out.
Now especially important here is the condensate compartment. The cold water that should be spraying into it is what creates the negative pressure in the cooking compartment to eliminate steam And steam from burning you when you open the door.
One other question, does the timer work? and buzz. If not, check the 2 amp glass fuse.
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