Product pick of the week: Thermal Fuse

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Welcome to our new series, every week we will be selecting a new part or product we sell and explaining its use and importance. This article will talk about Thermal fuses which are used for your drying machine. If your dryer is not heating it may be a faulty thermal. 1st Source Servall will explain how this part works and why it is important.

A thermal fuse is a safety part that’s purpose is to shut off the electrical flow that powers the heating mechanism when the exhaust becomes overheated. It is similar to an electrical fuse and it can’t be reset, it must be removed and replaced when it is worn out or broken.

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Product Pick of the Week: Evaporator Fan Motors

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When you open up your refrigerator you expect it to be cold and for the freezer to be even colder.  But how does it get that way and stay that way?  In today’s Product Pick we’ll be talking about one of the components in the cooling process inside of your refrigerator: The Evaporator Fan Motor.  We’ll go over what the Evaporator Fan does in your refrigerator and share a few common signs it may need to be troubleshooted or replaced.    Continue reading

Does this part work? | Using a Multimeter to Test for Continuity

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Sometimes it’s easy to identify what part needs to replaced on your appliance because you can see the damage:  a torn gasket, a broken hinge, a cracked drawer.

But when it comes to electrical components like fuses, thermostats, switches, heating elements, and circuit boards it can be a bit trickier because you can’t just look at the part and see that it needs to be replaced.

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Digital Multimeter with Temperature Probe – DM10T

The best thing to do is to test them with a volt-ohm, or multimeter.  Multimeters can be found in both digital and analog formats and allow you to quickly and easily check that the part is operating at the right resistance or has continuity.   Continue reading

Product Pick of the Week: Range Safety Valve

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This week’s Product Pick of the Week is the safety valve in your oven. The reason this product has been picked is because it is very important to understand how your range works to avoid hazardous situations such as open gas valves but no flame to burn said gas. This situation is the biggest concern with ovens, so it is crucial that you know how to test the safety valve so that you can continue using your range!

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