[Homeroast] Roasters

F.R. Parth fparth at mac.com
Wed May 19 14:11:54 CDT 2010

If you bought several machines from the same manufacturing batch and they failed one after the other, you can blame the cheap manufacturer.

But multiple machines from different manufacturers indicate a different cause for your problems. Most like your electricity supply is fluctuating and especially spiking. Are there frequent lightening storms in your area or other major weather? 

Install a filter in the line and see how a cleaner power source helps. 

On Wednesday, May 19, 2010, at 11:13AM, <Tomenid at aol.com> wrote:
>Why is it that coffee roasters have such lousy heating systems? My first  
>IRoast had a faulty system that roasted coffee to ash in under 10 minutes, 
>the  second worked for a few months, then at eight minutes proceeded to heat 
>up to  high levels and burn everything to ash. My first Gene had a faulty 
>thermostat  that again turned beans to ash in a matter of minutes and then 
>melted most of  the machine. Two others went the other direction, with the 
>thermostat failing to  go over 450F. And all of this after cleaning after each 
>use and relatively minor  use.
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