[Homeroast] I-Roast2 malfunctions
doughoople at gmail.com
Mon Dec 28 20:38:31 CST 2009
When the unit trips, what's the symptom? Hard stop, or cooling cycle?
On Mon, Dec 28, 2009 at 4:00 PM, Starfinder Stanley <coffee at starf.org>wrote:
> 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
> another layer of disassembly....
> On Mon, Dec 28, 2009 at 2:10 PM, Starfinder Stanley <coffee at starf.org
> > 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
> > everything, didn't see any obviously bad solder joints, reassembled it,
> > 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.
> > 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
> > hiccup until the 3 minute cycle is over.
> > So it seems like something is interrupting the power supply when it is
> > 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
> >> Erratic intermittant electrical malfunctions almost always point to a
> >> solder joint or connection. Many of us have used the iRoast for years
> >> no problems. Clean the unit after each batch avoid letting chaff or
> >> into the base unit at the top of bottom when cleaning. Check the easy
> >> 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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