Q: This is a ALFA modified Pelton Crane sterilizer. The unit blew the GFI.
I reset the GFI and the unit buzzes when plugged in but the red and yellow lights to not come on.
I’m thinking that it might be a fuse but I don’t see one accessible from the outside. How do I fix this problem?
A: The heater element or the solid state control need to be replaced.
The main heater element should read around 12 ohms. If the timer is on and the heating element is not short circuited or open, then the Solid State Controller needs to be replaced.
The cover needs to be removed to check either, and the Solid State controller can be checked by unplugging the sterilizer and disconnecting #1 and #2 from the 6 contact black relays on the heatsink in the back and then connecting them back together, making sure the connection is isolated. Then, retest for lights and heat. Do not try to run a full cycle with the controller bypassed.
Thank you -
Your Sterilizer expert