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  • Groen DEE/4-40 – Replace element

     fixbear updated 2 days, 12 hours ago 3 Members · 7 Posts
  • Jimmy

    Member
    November 9, 2020 at 5:53 am

    I have got a faulty element on a Groen Steam Jacketed Kettle, it looks like it is welded in, can anyone advise how to replace it please? Thanks Jimmy

  • fixbear

    Member
    November 9, 2020 at 8:06 am

    Are you sure that one of the 3 elements is open and it’s not a contactor or wire problem?

    • Jimmy

      Member
      November 11, 2020 at 3:48 am

      Yes the element is definately open circuit, I could just use some advise on how to replace it. Thanks

  • Jimmy

    Member
    November 23, 2020 at 6:08 am

    Hi, Is there anyone that is able to advise on my original post? Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks

  • ectofix

    Member
    November 23, 2020 at 11:26 am

    I’ve not worked on a Groen electric kettle in many years, but I’m VERY familiar with their competitor’s kettles. Theirs are as you’d described, whereas, the elements are sealed (welded as you put it) into the kettle.

    In such a design, the elements CANNOT be replaced exclusively since they are a permanent part of the kettle’s cooking pot (that’s what I’ll call it). Therefore, entire pot would need replaced. The parts price and labor required to do so would easily exceed half the price of a brand new unit.

    Your questions would get the most accurate answers by contacting Groen directly. Here’s a copy of their manual. Their phone number (888-994-7636) is on the cover. When you call them, be prepared to provide a full model and serial number:

    http://unifiedbrands.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/dee4-manual-174853.pdf

  • Jimmy

    Member
    November 24, 2020 at 6:55 am

    Thank you for that, much appreciated, it was as I originally thought.

  • fixbear

    Member
    November 24, 2020 at 4:40 pm

    Jimmy, can you get me a picture of the element install. It would seem to me that if they are welded in for the pressure, Groen would have a exchange kettle program. To me it’s not a big deal to remove a weld and TIG it back in place. Done it on many machines in the past. One may have to make a special cutter to remove the old weld, But with proper clamping and a milling machine anything is possible.

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