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  • looking for hi limit switch KST820 for avantco soup kettle  177W800

     olivero updated 6 months, 2 weeks ago 5 Members · 15 Posts
  • guest

    Member
    August 30, 2019 at 12:00 am

    looking for switch

  • fixbear - ADK NY

    Member
    August 30, 2019 at 4:49 pm

    I believe you have a W800 kettle.  looks like this;

    Being a Avantco and only costing less than $85.00,  I doubt you’ll ever find and parts.  After you do find a limit and add the labor to change it it definitely will cost a lot more than a new one. .

     

    Avantco does not have a good parts system and tries to only deal with there resellers.  Like Webreastaurant store in Lancaster PA.  Good luck, let us know what you find out. What little I find makes me think it may be a private lable item.

  • fixbear - ADK NY

    Member
    August 30, 2019 at 4:57 pm

    I should also add that most of the infinity controls I’ve come across for a 800 wat heater cost about $65.  Being this one has to be very shallow and is mounted high next to the liner,  I’ll bet it is a bit more.   Another reason to just bite the bullet and replace it.

  • ectofix - Nashville

    Member
    August 30, 2019 at 5:33 pm

    I don’t think that one uses an infinite control.  From looking at it, probably a bi-metal thermostat.

     

     

    I totally agree that it’s not meant to be repairable.  As I’d expected, I couldn’t find the slightest hint of repair parts on-line. 

     

    That warmer is an appliance marketed for commercial use that categorically falls in line with cheap, household countertop appliances.  It’s simply not economically feasible to market repair parts for such cheaply made appliances since a technician’s labor costs would FAR surpass the cost of the unit.

    Additionally, NO manufacturer (or PARTS VENDOR [*hint*]) should EVER expect an owner/user to replace the part themselves when their unknown technical skills could cause harm.

  • fixbear - ADK NY

    Member
    August 30, 2019 at 5:33 pm

    Further reasearch on this shows that most of there 11 qt kettles were 400 watt units and they made a lot of 14 qt 600 watt ones. The contrller is available for them,  but I can’t find a 800 wat one.  They do not even provide a contact method, but do list this for all light counter equipment.;

  • fixbear - ADK NY

    Member
    August 30, 2019 at 5:40 pm

    I’m certain you are probably\y visualizing the liner gasket at the top and insulation problem one would run into when they started with this.   Most of them I found had a belt heater around the liner.

  • ectofix - Nashville

    Member
    August 30, 2019 at 6:15 pm

    Reminds me of when I did some shopping for a countertop convection oven about half-a-dozen years ago. 

     

    I’d considered Breville (one made for household use).  At the time, the price of that feature-filled oven was comparable to a v-e-r-y basic COMMERCIAL countertop convection oven made by Cadco or Wisco (I can’t remember which).  Price range of around $250.

     

    Being the tech that I am, I asked myself “What if one of these breaks down?”  I can fix it, because that’s what I do for a living. 

    I discovered that…

    • If a Breville was to fail, there was NO parts support for it.  NOTHING. NADA.  Diddly-squat.
      • So, just like any other countertop household appliance, I’d simply have throw it away and buy a new oven.
    • If a Wisco or Cadco were to fail, parts for them were readily available. 
      • WHY?  Not only because it was a commercial appliance, but also because (at the time) it was just at the very BOTTOM of the threshold for being economical to repair.

     

    I purchased neither of those and ended up buying a cheap $80 oven. 

    I use it almost nightly. 

    It’s got something cooking in it right now.

     

    I don’t need no $250 Breville…

  • ectofix - Nashville

    Member
    August 30, 2019 at 6:25 pm

    fixbear wrote:

     

    I’m certain you are probably\y visualizing the liner gasket at the top and insulation problem one would run into when they started with this.   Most of them I found had a belt heater around the liner.

    No, I didn’t.  I try not to visualize such stupidity.

     

    I found out that Delfield uses those on the purported “low wattage and economical” steam tables.  I also read the testimonial (and saw pictures) of what the repairs entail.

    I have certain expletives to use to express my opinion regarding the whole idea of using such heaters.

  • fixbear - ADK NY

    Member
    August 30, 2019 at 6:32 pm

    Your not alone on that one.

  • olivero - Florida

    Member
    November 13, 2019 at 6:44 am

    Yeah, i’d replace it.

    But then again, someone obviously put it together so I’m sure it COULD be repaired but at this point, your best bet would probably be to get it apart and look at the t-stat and then find it from the OEM of the part rather than the OEM of the equipment. 

    I guess sourcing the part would be your only option at this point, or replace the whole unit.

  • techtownmayor

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    November 13, 2019 at 8:12 am

    Sorry for the disruption. Sadly, our new friend turned out to be a spammer and I’ve had to remove his post (and his account). 

    • fixbear - ADK NY

      Member
      November 13, 2019 at 8:51 am

      Darn,  That’s no fun.

    • olivero - Florida

      Member
      November 13, 2019 at 2:28 pm

      Awwww.

      Why would people bother spamming about actual repairs or problems? What’s the point?

      • techtownmayor

        Administrator
        November 13, 2019 at 3:34 pm

        Spammers pretend to blend in using innocent sounding replies, then hide links in their posts. These posts are then picked up by search engines giving their spam site more “gravitas” and higher search rankings. 

        The technology on our back-end blocks 100’s of attempts weekly, but this one sadly make it through. The member who “bumped” this thread tried to make it seem like he had a genuine reply to this article…

        And now you know a bit more about forum spamming. I will always do what I can to keep the community neat and tidy. ?

        • olivero - Florida

          Member
          November 13, 2019 at 8:53 pm

          Wow, that’s cool.

          Thanks for keeping it clean 🙂

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