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    Can you damage an element from descaling

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    Hi All,
    I have been having trouble with my Simonelli Oscar so I stripped her down for a general clean. I gave the boiler a good descale soak and I chucked the element in the bucket without thought for the contacts. On putting the jigsaw back together it is tripping the power circuits. I will go through the isolation process again tomorrow but it appears that the element is whats tripping the safety switch.

    Is what I did an obvious no no? Are elements prone to shorting out. The integrity of the element is still intact from what I can see.

    Any comments / thoughts /

    Cheers Yabba

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    Yes it is a no no. You will need to dry them out carefully in a low temp oven for 30 minutes should solve the problem. Test with a multi-meter should indicate if it is still grounded and will need to dry out some more.
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    Thanks for the advice.

    Cheers Yabba



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