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Oldbelle's picture
Oldbelle

Doyon T oven repairs

Hello Fellow Bakers,

We have a Doyon 3T steam injection oven, about 7 years old.  When it works, life is good.  Keep having isssues with the small breaker that controlls the lights and the steam injection.  Tried replacing heaters, breakers, etc...  our electrician is stumped, the local repair folks work on Doyon but have no idea what is causing this, even though we have recieved a bill each time they tried.  Even the Doyon guys in Canada do not know what to do.  We are willing to pay for a repair....If it is repaired.

Of course it only happens on Saturday morning while we are trying to bake about 200 loaves of bread!

Thoughts or Ideas are all apprciated.  Any recomendations on other brand steam injection stone bed ovens?

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Crider

Corroded connectors and/or washers somewhere along the steamer circuit? Water will do that. Also, are the wires for the steamer the original? If the originals were pure copper and were replaced somewhere along the line with wires of the same gauge but without pure copper, that could cause resistence in the circuit, thus tripping the breaker. Same thing with copper washers on bolt-on connectors being replaced with steel washers.

I'm assuming here that the steamer injector assembly also heats the water, and draws quite a bit of power.

Oldbelle's picture
Oldbelle

Thanks for the info, we have traced to the best we can to trace all this out, and it is still original.

 

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Chuck

In the meantime (before a proper fix:-), can you kludge up some sort of alarm that will let everybody know immediately and forefully when the breaker blows? (maybe a beeping sound? maybe a flashing light? maybe ...?) That way somebody can turn the breaker right back on before the oven contents are damaged.

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Oldbelle

Thanks chuck for the reply, we have put a temporary alarm situation together

Still chasing this ghost!