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DAYTRON Electric Rice Cooker repaired

By on November 18, 2015
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Last week while I was resting, suddenly my wife called me saying that the Electric Rice Cooker was out of order. The brand name was DAYTRON Model: FGS40-S

Below are the photos of the rice cooker:

daytron rice cooker repair

Note: First of all I want to inform all the readers that I’m not a specialist in this kind of item repair.

The complaint was the cooker only warmed-up (orange LED indicator), but it did not cook (red LED indicator) at all. First thing done was to dismantle the device.

repairing rice cooker

rice cooker repairing

As I’m not a specialist in this kind of appliance, I made some marks with a Permanent Marker, as shown in the photos below.


Let’s begin now with the mending process of my Rice Cooker. First thing done was to check on the AC-in and the Main Fuse with the Digital Multimeter (DMM). Till now everything was ok.

measurement  repair

The second step was to test the heater (electric resistance) with the DMM, and it was fine too.

rice cooker heating element

The third step was to test an additional resistance of 110v 40w, and it was fine too.

testine resistance

The four and last step was to check the micro-switch of the device.

test microswitch

Till here, I was terrified, why? I was looking for the bi-metallic device which switched on and switched off the Rice Cooker for cooking and/or warm up the rice. But let’s continue.

The switch was dismantled completely and a Magnifying Glass had to be used.

magnified glass

service switch

As you can see the switch was disarmed into pieces. The contacts were cleaned with Sand Paper

sand paper on switch

When the Rice Cooker was fully armed, look at the results in the photos below.

rice cooker repaired

A delicious Congris Rice (Moros and Cristianos) was cooked, and readers are invited (LOL). My wife is very happy now.











This article was prepared for you by Humberto Rodriguez, one of our ‘Master Authors’ from Cuba.

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  1. Andre Gopee

    November 18, 2015 at 9:07 am

    I sure your wife is glad that you are a technician and able to repair the cooker. Great job. Thanks for sharing.

    • Humberto

      November 18, 2015 at 8:50 pm

      Thanks Andre

    • Celestica

      November 19, 2015 at 5:51 am

      I think you are an expert, from the articles you have wrote and i have read , its nice to have two experts in your house as the food looked delicious would have liked to come over but I'm in the UK ,I am really sorry to hear about the instability in your country . it seems as if the world has gone mad , but regardless of our nationalities its the repairing and recycling that we do which is common to all of us and allows us to cross borders via the internet again brilliant stuff

      • humberto

        November 22, 2015 at 10:44 pm

        Thanks Celestica for your opinion, you are right. Have a lovely day

  2. Muftah

    November 18, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    well done Humberto, thanks for sharing.

    • Humberto

      November 18, 2015 at 8:51 pm

      Ok Muftah

  3. Gary Gemmell

    November 18, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    Brilliant not many people would open up and fix the bi metallic switch - very environmental Humberto!

    Your articles are always very interesting.

    • Humberto

      November 18, 2015 at 9:15 pm

      Thanks Gary, you are welcome.

  4. Albert van Bemmelen

    November 18, 2015 at 3:44 pm

    Hi Humberto. If you couldn't fix the microswitch by gluing the pieces together you can always buy a new one I guess? Bon Appetit!

    • Humberto

      November 18, 2015 at 9:06 pm

      Well Albert, I confess I really enjoy repairing the microswitches, but remember where I live is almost impossible to get a new one.

  5. Robert Calk

    November 18, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    Nice work, Humberto. I'm glad you got it fixed. I love rice!

    • Humberto

      November 18, 2015 at 9:09 pm

      Thanks Robert, I'm fan of eating rice. My mom always says I look like a chinesse when it comes to eating rice

  6. minicubic

    November 18, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    good job !!!
    i use the eraser for the contact cleaning and sand paper NO.1500
    in the last photo, is the " number dialing telephone " still working ???
    hard to find it nowaday !!!

  7. gerald

    November 18, 2015 at 9:08 pm

    Hi Humberto,

    Fantastic, I was laughing all the way through the reading. Thanks for making my day and congratulations for your patience. Well, when you disassemble something you do it seriously. Congratulations again.
    I would gladly come for the rice but it is a bit too far from my house. One day maybe as I would love to visit your country.



    • humberto

      November 22, 2015 at 10:46 pm

      Thanks gerald, you and all the readers would be welcome.

  8. Humberto

    November 18, 2015 at 9:37 pm

    Hi minicubic, the phone of the last photo is still working. It's from the 40's or maybe 50's; an american telephone with a high quality, ah! and it is metallic too, very heavy.

  9. Parasuraman S

    November 18, 2015 at 10:38 pm

    Looks like you are a 'voracious' engineer, never can anyone put a stop to you. You handle almost anything with ease and ingenuity! Good job! All the best!

  10. Henrique J. G. Ulbrich

    November 19, 2015 at 12:50 am

    Hi, Humberto. Very good repair. In my country, sometimes we had problems in getting some components, but nowadays is better. Anyhow, besides sharing your maintenance report, I would be glad in sharing this rice. Even leaving in one of the Americas (South America), the distance is too far to go there. Mientras tanto, nos quedamos en contacto en este sitio gracias a Jestine Yong

  11. Paris Azis

    November 19, 2015 at 12:51 am

    Hi Humberto

    The greatest benefit of electronic repairs (and top secret for us all) is to keep our wives happy!
    Happy cooking! (I cannot come although invited. What a pity)!


    November 19, 2015 at 1:31 am

    GOOD work.Learnt something new,thanks for sharing,KEEP it up.

  13. Yogesh Panchal

    November 20, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    Congratulations!! for this fix and managed to get tasty food from your wife by making her happy.

  14. mmoni Diphera

    November 24, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    good to know appliance maintanance


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