[Homeroast] I-Roast2 malfunctions

Starfinder Stanley coffee at starf.org
Mon Dec 28 18:00:35 CST 2009

Actually, I didn't remove the controller board to check the connections and
solder points on it, so I may have missed something ---I had a limited
amount of time and wanted to make sure I at least returned it to its
semifunctional state....  I just checked the relay board/fan/heating coil
connections....  Maybe I should have wrested the controller out, it was just
another layer of disassembly....

On Mon, Dec 28, 2009 at 2:10 PM, Starfinder Stanley <coffee at starf.org>wrote:

> Well, I took it apart as best I could here (armed with a phillips driver
> and little else), checked all the connections I could, unseated and reseated
> everything, didn't see any obviously bad solder joints, reassembled it, and,
> of the 4 possible outcomes.... no change whatsoever.  I can exactly
> replicate what it is doing by unplugging and replugging the cord, or by
> toggling the switch on a power strip off/on, in the middle of a roast.  It
> seems that it runs for about 4-6 minutes when cold, then shuts off,
> (restart) then will run usually about 30-40 seconds before shutting down
> again, (restart) 30-40 seconds and shuts down, restart.... etc until
> sufficient roast prompts the cool button.  Once in cool mode it runs without
> hiccup until the 3 minute cycle is over.
> So it seems like something is interrupting the power supply when it is hot.
> I'm leaving tomorrow; if she decides to replace the unit, I'll have her
> send me the old base and see if I can figure out what is wrong with it.
> On Sun, Dec 27, 2009 at 12:43 PM, Mike Davis <mldavis2 at sbcglobal.net>wrote:
>> Erratic intermittant electrical malfunctions almost always point to a weak
>> solder joint or connection.  Many of us have used the iRoast for years with
>> no problems.  Clean the unit after each batch avoid letting chaff or dust
>> into the base unit at the top of bottom when cleaning.  Check the easy stuff
>> first like the connections before fixing things that aren't likely to be
>> broken.
>> And let us know what you found.
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