I need help with an electric steam table -
Anybody here do kitchen equipment service ?
A guy over at the country club asked me today about an electric steam table. Apparently the refrigeration works so well now that they assume I can fix anything. <g>
They have had the steam "fixed" repeatedly and the heating elements keep burning out.
Which sounds like they are leaving it on all night and running it out of water to me. <g>
Of course they deny that. <g>
Are there burn-out proof / run-dry elements available for these things? How about a float switch? These can't be the only people in the world having these problems.
Anybody here work on this stuff?
Not yet - but I have a good excuse - want to hear it?
Originally Posted by smurphy
Got a short chance to look at it today -
I could not find a maker's name anywhere on it.
Each heated pan is over a water bath. Each of the first water baths has a drain.
Under each water bath pan is what appears to be a cover/plate containing a heating element. The power is apparently controlled by a dial thermostat with a red power light on it. The sensing tube of the temperature control also leads into the heating pan/plate.
It just has a tiny space to slide into under the heating element pans. How the hell are you supposed to work on it? I can barely get one arm in there with me - two arms is impossible.
Nothing on the front but the dials for the stats
Nothing on the front but the dials for the stats.
There were apparently SS plates enclosing the under side of the heating pans and elements and wiring, but only one is presently installed.
There doesn't seem to be any safety controls and adding them seems impossible. Do they count on the stat to turn off the heating element in the event of no water?
Originally Posted by SandShark