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Buffalo 3kW Induction Hob

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delzep:
I've been using one of these the past few years with no problem, but last week I tried to brew with it and the power keeps cutting out after just a minute or so (as if switched off at the mains). I tested it with a small pan of water and it does heat the water no problem when its on, it just cuts out and restarts every minute or so. I opened it up and saw a lot of crumbly white stuff at the centre of the heating element which I figured was some sort of heat sink so I put some computer heat sink gel on there but I still have the same problem.

Anyone any ideas?

Sorcerers Apprentice:
Sounds like it's overheating and tripping itself out, is the fan operating?

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delzep:
Yes, but I still suspect the fan. I cleaned any dust and dirt from the fan and it sounded better, but the fan always turned no problems. I can buy a replacement fan, but don't want to waste the money in case thats not the problem. fan delivered is about €30  ???

Sorcerers Apprentice:
Having a quick look on line I see some models have a filter on the underneath, this might be blocked, and I also see a spare sensor, if this was dodgy it might not be detecting a pot present. Are you getting any alarms when it goes off?

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delzep:
The recommended service agents are looking for €170+VAT just to look at it  ???

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