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delzep

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Buffalo 3kW Induction Hob
« on: November 16, 2019, 11:45:19 AM »
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?

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Re: Buffalo 3kW Induction Hob
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2019, 11:14:12 PM »
Sounds like it's overheating and tripping itself out, is the fan operating?

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Re: Buffalo 3kW Induction Hob
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2019, 11:39:52 PM »
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  ???

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Re: Buffalo 3kW Induction Hob
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2019, 08:45:11 AM »
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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Re: Buffalo 3kW Induction Hob
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2019, 11:34:20 AM »
The recommended service agents are looking for €170+VAT just to look at it  ???

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Re: Buffalo 3kW Induction Hob
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2019, 10:45:31 AM »
Use a hairdryer on cool to see if it’s a thermal cooling issue?

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Re: Buffalo 3kW Induction Hob
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2019, 12:54:32 PM »
I just tried the hairdryer and still get the same  :(

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Re: Buffalo 3kW Induction Hob
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2019, 01:41:16 PM »
Sounds like it's fucked!

Considering this is considerably less than having someone call out to look at it, this might be a better option.

https://www.caterkwik.co.uk/cgi-bin/trolleyed_public.cgi?action=showprod_BUFFALOCE208