[Homeroast] Trouble roasting today...

Rich rich-mail at octoxol.com
Sat Jun 12 10:56:37 CDT 2010


Removal and replacement is a real job with the early ones.  You have to 
use a 500F or above drop point synthetic grease.  Something from Nye 
Lubricants works well.  Figure it will be close to 100.00 for the grease 
though.

BSGarley wrote:
> I had an Err6 over a year ago. The drum stopped rotating. I unplugged and
> rotated the drum a bit by hand, then restarted. Has worked fine ever since.
> Since I have an early Behmor, maybe I should think about regreasing?
> 
> Bruce 
> Plant Whisperer
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> 
> When my motor died I found that he actual motor was still OK but the 
> gear box lubricant had dried out.  If you keep trying to make it run you 
> burn out the  motor though.  Getting original motor out and replaced is 
> a real chore if its an early version original roaster.  The replacement 
> has a redesigned mounting which makes replacement a simple job.  The 
> high temperatures experienced in the chamber are what causes the 
> original grease to fail.
> 
> Bob Hazen wrote:
>> A year ago, I encountered Err6.  It turned out to be a dead motor.  It 
>> was pretty easy to repair.  The cost was $20 and Behmor was kind enough 
>> to send it on the basis of an email exchange without waiting for 
>> payment.  They just said "send us a check."  Although I was disappointed 
>> the motor went tango uniform, Behmor sure took good care of me.
>>
>> Bob
>>
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