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Will thermostat stop kettle from overheating and blowing thermal fuse

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The thermostat built into the kettle stops the kettle from heating at a prescribed temperature. usually around 425 F. This is hot enough to smoke and cause instant burns, but is the required temp for popping popcorn.

I do not know of a "thermal fuse" built into popcorn machines. Mechanical thermo stats are not flawless. they can and do malfunction, either too cold or too hot. the model popper you have is not adjustable, or repairable.

If you are tripping a electrical circuit breaker that is a different problem not related to kettle heat. It is a symptom of an overloading problem of your outlet, or a ground fault in the popcorn popper.

Posted on Feb 03, 2014

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    paul michael Nov 04, 2014

    Does the thermostat have a resistance measurment that it can be tested as good? i.e 1K ohms . open not good?

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