[Homeroast] Hottop Repair and Service

Barry Luterman lutermanb at gmail.com
Mon May 31 23:12:09 CDT 2010


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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