[Homeroast] Trouble roasting today...

Dave dbcraw at gmail.com
Sat Jun 12 11:19:40 CDT 2010


Yeah, mine is an early Behmor, one from the first shipment. Oh well:(
The Nicaragua cup I brewed this morning from yesterday's first ever (for me)
whirly pop roast is delicious. So at least I know I'll have coffee:)
Dave

Some days...
It's just not worth chewing through the leather straps


On Sat, Jun 12, 2010 at 8:56 AM, Rich <rich-mail at octoxol.com> wrote:

> 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
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
>> [mailto:homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com] On Behalf Of Rich
>> Sent: Saturday, June 12, 2010 10:15 AM
>> To: A list to discuss home coffee roasting. There are rules for this list,
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>> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Trouble roasting today...
>>
>> 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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