[Homeroast] Trouble roasting today...

Rich rich-mail at octoxol.com
Mon Jun 14 07:41:48 CDT 2010


The motor is not but the gearbox is.

Alchemist John wrote:
> It was not actually any high temperatures in the chamber that caused the 
> spat of motor failures at the beginning.  The factory actually put in an 
> additional lubricant 'just to be safe' but it turned out to be 
> incompatible with the existing lubricant if used in to high a quantity.
> 
> These motors are not meant to be lubricated to the best of my knowledge.
> 
> At 09:05 AM 6/12/2010, you 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.
>>
>> !!!  I have a few different lubricants I use on roasters that can 
>> handle high temps and don't cost that - I am sure that is amazing 
>> grease, but since it is not a food contact point it seems there might 
>> be other options. Glad to see this topic come up though, I didn't 
>> realize that there was an issue with lubrication, esp on early models.
>> -- 
>> -Tom
>>
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