[Homeroast] Hottop Repair and Service

Barbara Greenspon lilysownahmah at greensponassociates.com
Tue Jun 1 06:54:41 CDT 2010


Has anyone heard anything about the planned one pound hottop?

Thanks.

Barbara Greenspon


(And hello to all!)

On May 31, 2010, at 11:12 PM, Barry Luterman wrote:

> Michael at Hot Top is a great guy to work with and you are right their
> manuals are right on. It is a good product and company to deal with.
> 
> On Mon, May 31, 2010 at 6:04 PM, Demian Ebert <coffehound at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> Afternoon-
>> I just finished putting the screws back in my hottop. A few months ago the
>> machine started leaking beans on the second of back-to-back roasts. I
>> ignored it for a while and stopped doing back-to-back roasts unless I
>> needed
>> to. Eventually it dropped almost 20 g of coffee into the cooling tray
>> during
>> a roast and I finally decided to do something about it. I sent an email to
>> Hottop USA describing the problem and had a reply and diagnosis in under
>> two
>> hours on a Sunday. The problem was a faulty solenoid or spring on the bean
>> chute door. I ordered a replacement. Today I finally had some free time to
>> tear the machine apart and put the new parts in. I've got to say the
>> instructions on the Hottop site were spot on perfect. Everything fit and
>> seems to work. I tested it without beans and the door opens just fine now.
>> The old spring seems a little stiff and sticky compared to the new one. It
>> could simply be a build-up of coffee oil that was preventing the spring
>> from
>> doing it's job.
>> 
>> Also vaccuumed a pretty good pile of chaff out of the internals of the
>> machine. I'll have to take the back panel off more frequently now that I've
>> broken all the screws loose.
>> 
>> Demian
>> Portland, OR
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