Originally Posted by Svsumurun
44cruisingcat , do you mind sharing what machine this is?
It's an old Breville Baker' Oven
. It would be about 20 years old.
Long superseded now.
A couple of years ago it developed a problem where it wasn't baking. The element wasn't heating
up. Figured the element had burned out.
New elements weren't available.
We went shopping
for a new breadmaker, and found they all required much more power. 800+ watts. And most made smaller loaves.
Anyway I had another look at ours and found no power going to the element, the relay was dodgy. Couldn't source the same relay, but was able to mount a higher rated one on some double sided tape and extended wiring
Works great again!
Later we found the same breadmaker in a second hand shop, in like new condition. Bought it for $20. So now were covered for the next 20 or so years.