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Roby-Ga    Posted 02-18-2019 at 10:45:28 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Need a heater part
  • I was given 2 small space heaters that didn't work. I traced the trouble to a small resistor looking thing that allows voltage to pass unless it gets to hot then it opens and shuts the heater off...a safety feature. I don't know where to find these because I'm not sure what they are call...thermistor?..thermocouler? the markings say UPO BF84 and below says 84c. I cut them out and straight wired and the heaters work find but I would like to put the safety feature back in...any suggestions where find some of these.

    steveVa    Posted 02-18-2019 at 19:50:06 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • https://uedata.amazon.com/Aupo-Thermal-Fuse-Cutoff-250V/dp/B0124KR1R8

    steveVa    Posted 02-18-2019 at 19:58:20 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • https://m.newegg.com/products/2A8-000X-00166

    steveVa    Posted 02-18-2019 at 20:02:08 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • https://www.aliexpress.com/item/5-Pcs-Aupo-Thermal-Fuse-TF-Cutoff-84c-250V-10A-BF84-NEW/32764341736.html

    Roby-Ga    Posted 02-19-2019 at 12:08:44 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Darn....no longer available it says, I was going to get some just to keep on hand,
    Thanks

    OHDave    Posted 02-18-2019 at 10:53:17 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Probably what is known as a thermal fuse.
    Does it look like this? https://www.ebay.com/itm/5Pcs-Aupo-Thermal-Fuse-TF-Cutoff-84-250V-10A-BF84-/171319696645

    Roby-Ga    Posted 02-18-2019 at 22:26:57 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Yes ..thank you, I'm going to order 2 now.

    Joe in Texas    Posted 02-19-2019 at 08:28:45 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Quick tip here:

    When you get the new ones, resist the temptation to solder them into place. Heat is what makes them open up. Many times the reason they get hot is because they are a little loose where they are connected.

    Lots of coffee makers and hair dryers are thrown away when all they needed was this little fuse.

    Roby-Ga    Posted 02-19-2019 at 12:06:00 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Thanks, as Jonny Carson would say,"I did not know that" I don't have any of the metal clips that connects the fuse to the wire, so I thought I might clap a vice grip to the fuse wire to use as a heat dissipater while I solder...that shouldn't damage the fuse should it?

    Jim A. Ok.    Posted 02-21-2019 at 12:19:54 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I had an Indian made silver ring re-sized a few years back. The charge was to be $35. When I picked the ring up it was only $25. He had ordered some type of substance to absorb the heat and didn't have to remove the large turquiose set.

    Joe in Texas    Posted 02-19-2019 at 21:09:45 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • You can try that, but be prepared to replace it if it doesn't work (get a couple of extra just in case).

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