[Homeroast] Alp overheated and shut down

Michael Vanecek mike at mjv.com
Sun Nov 7 09:00:11 CST 2010

I need to do an ohm test to be sure - but it may be the thermal fuse. I 
took the cover off - ten years of accumulated crud was pretty thick. 
Vacuuming helped a lot. They should have made things a little tighter in 
there. Anyway, no obvious damage. There's a thermal cut-off that's 
supposed to come back on after fifteen minutes, and a thermal fuse that 
outright fails. I'll have to replace that sucker. Craig, a then Swissmar 
tech, from another forum (found thru Google) recommended a SF152E1 fuse 
as a replacement - slightly higher temperature to failure. Anyone know 
where I can find one - Google wasn't much help. Everything else works so 
good - I could get another ten years out of this roaster and still have 
a fresh unused backup to carry me for another 20 years. That's an Alp 
for you - either they fail in the first year (my first one did), or keep 
chugging away after that.

Be well,

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On 11/06/2010 11:53 PM, Michael Vanecek wrote:
> My Alpenrost suddenly shut down - no lights or power - about 13 
> minutes into a roast tonight and it looks like it overheated. Lotsa 
> smoke when I opened the lid. Does it have an over-heat shut-off 
> "breaker" or something? Is it dead? It's only ten years old and has 
> given me very reliable roasts up until tonight. I have a spare Alp 
> that has never had a roast put thru it, so at least I'm still able to 
> roast...
> Be well,
> Mike

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