[DML] second otterstat this year
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[DML] second otterstat this year

My second otterstat has failed this year.
They fail in a good way-- the fans run continuous as soon as the key is
turned. But I am naturally worried about the strain on the electrical system
and about what is causing this behavior.
If I disconnect it the fans will stop (but still engage with the AC), but
that is dangerous since this time of year I don't run the AC continuously.
The hot wire (I didn't realize one was hot until I saw some sparks!) lost
its boot when I replaced the otterstat earlier this year. I just put a
shrink tube boot over it the other night while investigating.
The wires were damp, but I replaced the red gasket when I replaced the
switch last time.
It has been three or four years since I did a total flush of the coolant,
but I have done some partials with other parts replacements, so I am
definitely due. Could this be the problem? The switch seems like it is
sealed and should be safe (duh, it is hot).


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