How to Replace an ELAN (T-STAT ELE) Control Board on FWE Equipment

A step-by-step tutorial for Replacing an ELAN Control Board on FWE Equipment

In the food service industry, equipment breakdowns can cause major disruptions to operations leading to lost revenue and frustrated customers. FWEParts step-by-step tutorials are here to provide easy-to-follow guides that will help you can get your equipment back into operation as quickly as possible. In this article, we will introduce a service video that provides a step-by-step tutorial to easily replace the ELAN Control Board that FWE uses on many of their units using just a few common tools. If you are still experiencing issues with this, or any other part, please do not hesitate to reach out via phone at 1-615-805-3270 or email at service@fweparts.com if you have any questions or concerns.

Parts Covered in this Tutorial

Tools Needed

  • Driver Drill with #2 Phillips Bit
  • 5/16″ Nut Driver
  • Crescent Wrench


0:00 | Make sure to turn off the power to the unit and disconnect it from the wall socket before servicing.

0:18 | Step 1: Remove the top cover screws and set the cover aside.

0:24 | Step 2: Locate the control board inside the top of the unit.

0:31 | Step 3: Disconnect all wires attached to the control board, taking note of their location.

0:40 | Step 4: Remove the knob from the front of the control board, then remove the retainer nut on the potentiometer shaft.

0:51 | Locate and remove the 6 nuts that hold the control board in place.

1:05 | Step 6: Remove the faulty control board and install the new one. Ensure the correct position of button alignments.

1:17 | Step 7: Reinstall the 6 nuts removed in step 5. Be careful to not overtighten the nuts or the buttons may not function properly.

1:25 | Step 8: Reinstall the nut removed in step 5 on the potentiometer shaft (do not overtighten). Reinstall the knob.

1:35 | Step 9: Reconnect all the wires that were removed in step 4 to their correct locations on the new control board.

1:49 | Step 10: Restore power to the unit and test the functionality of the new control board.

2:00 | Step 11: Once operationality is confirmed, reinstall the top cover with the screws removed in step 1 and return the unit to service.

In the food service industry, equipment breakdowns can be disruptive and costly. That’s why FWEParts is committed to providing step-by-step tutorials that make equipment repairs a breeze. If you’re facing issues with the ELAN Control Board used in many FWE units, our service video offers a comprehensive guide to easily replace it using common tools. We’re here to support you every step of the way, so don’t hesitate to reach out to us at 1-615-805-3270 or service@fweparts.com if you have any questions or concerns. For a full list of video tutorials for FWE parts, check out this youtube playlist.

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