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A Dead Steam Cooker Was Restored Back To life. Model: Benaton

By on March 9, 2024
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A customer brought me this steam cooker for repair and explained that the machine went into shut down while he was about to do some cooking in it.

steam cooker repair

First thing to do was to make sure the 220 AC volts were reaching the connection


that can be seen on the right side of the photo and they were present.

how to fix steam cooker

There were two layers of plastic on top so took that off as well and I could see the power supply on the left side of the photo.

how to fix steam cooker

Finally, I was able to get to the power supply and I right away I checked the fuse and it was open. Could it be that simple?

fixing steam cooker

I could see a burn mark next to that green resistor/coil part but I was glad it was just a burn on the board and the part was ok.

how to repair and fix a broken steam cooker

Next to that open fuse was the varistor and there was a sign of burn on it.

burn varistor

The varistor was not shorted ( just glue gone bad) and I was happy to see that but since the fuse was open,


I checked around for shorted components like the bridge rectifier diodes and everything seems to be in good order.

how to repair a broken Benaton steam cooker

Yes, as I was hoping, it was a simple fix. The only bad part on that board was the fuse so I put everything back together and as seen in the photo; it was working just fine.

I called the customer for pick and both of us were happy with the outcome.

Mission Accomplished.

waleed Rishmawi

This article was prepared for you by Waleed Rishmawi, one of our ‘Master Authors’ and currently working in the Bethlehem area of Palestine repairing electrical and electronic equipment.

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  1. Tayo

    March 9, 2024 at 11:51 am

    Hummm... i dont know how you resist going down the rabbit hole of trying to figure out WHY the fuse blew! Good save. Love it when its simple!

    • Waleed Rishmawi

      March 9, 2024 at 3:39 pm

      Taya: according to the customer it was a power surge because they loose power in that area very often. replacing the fuse was simple but getting to it, was ok but lots of work. have a blessed day

  2. Parasuraman S

    March 9, 2024 at 1:06 pm

    Looks simple, because you are a professional! Good fix and many thanks for sharing!

    • Waleed Rishmawi

      March 9, 2024 at 3:40 pm

      Parasuraman: yea, a fuse replacement is usually simple but getting to the fuse in these kinds of machine never simple but it was done. thanks for your sweet encouraging comments. have a blessed day

  3. Albert van Bemmelen

    March 9, 2024 at 5:26 pm

    Opening the cooker for examining and making the right conclusion is the result that counts!

    • Waleed Rishmawi

      March 9, 2024 at 10:49 pm

      Albert: indeed. Thanks for your comments. Have a blessed day

  4. Yogesh Panchal

    March 10, 2024 at 12:11 am

    Good Job! Waleed

    • Waleed Rishmawi

      March 11, 2024 at 5:09 pm

      Yogesh: thanks man. have a blessed day

  5. Imoudu.O

    March 11, 2024 at 1:19 am

    Good repair.

    • Waleed Rishmawi

      March 11, 2024 at 5:09 pm

      Imoudu: thanks man. have a blessed day


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