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

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  • guest

    Member
    August 30, 2019 at 12:00 am

    looking for switch

  • fixbear

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Member
    August 30, 2019 at 6:32 pm

    Your not alone on that one.

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