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How To Fix Induction Cooker- No Power
Customer sent to me the Taiko brand induction cooker for repair and the complaint was no power. If you want to fix any electronic equipment, first you need to understand how the equipment work.
You may refer to other brand of induction cooker block or schematic diagram if you can’t find the exact information of your model. Once the cover was removed I could see the heating coil and a fan-see the photo below:
The other section was the power supply section.When I see it closely I could noticed that the viper 12A power IC was cracked. You can’t find the power FET because it is already built into the power IC.
Usually when the power IC is shorted or blown there could be other components that can go bad too. So I had to check some of the major components and I found that a low ohm protection resistor was open circuit. Other components found to be good included the main fuse.
In this case, there were only two components that had gone bad. One is the power IC and the other one is the resistor. By replacing these two components I managed to bring the induction cooker back to life again. It was quite easy to fix and if you know how to test components, you can start to do the repair work. I can fully recommend Jestine Yong’s ebook on how to test electronic components.
This article was prepared for you by Suranga Bandara who owns an Electronics repair shop in Anuradapura, Sri Lanka.
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