[Homeroast] GeneCAfe question...

Raymond Hays raymond_hays at yahoo.com
Tue Sep 7 10:17:53 CDT 2010


Ken,

Just a note here!  I have always used the cleaning ritual, I'm a maintenance 
believer.  It was just time for the heater to go bonkers.  Some do that!!

Raymond




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Sent: Tue, September 7, 2010 7:04:22 AM
Subject: Re: [Homeroast] GeneCAfe question...

OK. If the heater has been acting oddly for a year, why didn't you call Tim
back right away?

You can believe what you like, but if the chaff collector is not clean, it
will impede the airflow and send false information to the sensor, thereby
giving you poor performance.

John

On Tue, Sep 7, 2010 at 9:50 AM, Ken Knott <esprcorn at hotmail.com> wrote:

>
> I supposed I should have mentioned that I clean the chaff collector
> regularly.  And frankly, it's never been clogged to begin with.  I can
> always see through all the little holes, quite clearly.  So yes, it 'could
> be' due to poor cleaning and maintenance, but its not and I personally think
> its an overly hyped excuse.
>
> I will check the intake screen, but having checked that previously and
> found zero evidence of 'dirtyness', I doubt it.
>
> This is a replacement heater, which I installed about a year ago after the
> first died, and frankly it has never really worked quite right. It has
> always done this, but it gets close enough to the top of the heating range
> that I've always been able to get by with its.  I just noticed this last
> batch for the first time, that the heater was cycling on and off before even
> reaching the set temp so I thought that might be a clue to relate.
>
> Sorry, if I came off grumpy... VT lost a big game last night and I'm a die
> hard Hokie...
>
> Ken
>
> > Date: Tue, 7 Sep 2010 07:39:47 -0400
> > From: johndespres at gmail.com
> > To: homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
> > Subject: Re: [Homeroast] GeneCAfe question...
> >
> > The heater going bad could be a result of poor cleaning & maintenance.
> >
> > John
> >
> > On Tue, Sep 7, 2010 at 12:40 AM, Raymond Hays <raymond_hays at yahoo.com
> >wrote:
> >
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > > My GeneCafe did the same thing and I tried stated remedies and found
> out
> > > that
> > > the heater was on the blink, so I contacted Fresh Beans and ordered a
> new
> > > heater.  Replacement was a snap!
> > >
> > >
> > > skales at mwutah.com
> > > http://www.freshbeansinc.com
> > > 805-501-7731
> > >
> > > Raymond
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > ________________________________
> > > From: Ken Knott <esprcorn at hotmail.com>
> > > To: homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
> > > Sent: Mon, September 6, 2010 11:16:41 AM
> > > Subject: [Homeroast] GeneCAfe question...
> > >
> > >
> > > I've noticed that my GeneCafe has lately been struggling to get all the
> way
> > > up
> > > to 482.  It often seems to top out at 471-473.  Listening closely this
> time
> > > I
> > > noticed that the heating element seems to begin to cycle on and off at
> > > about
> > > 465.  I would expect that it would not normally do that until 482 if
> that
> > > is
> > > what it's set at.
> > >
> > > Is anyone familiar with this?
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > >
> > > Ken
> > >
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