[Homeroast] Gene Cafe: Repair or Parts

Frank Parth frank at fparth.com
Tue Feb 15 09:07:35 CST 2011

A clogged outflow will cause symptoms that look like that. I ran into this a couple years ago. Tom Skaling recommended 
I boil the output filter for a few minutes to remove the crud that builds up (an there was a LOT of crud that had built 
up). After that mine worked fine again.

If you haven't done that, give it a try and see if it helps.


>  18 month old Gene Cafe.  Moderate use -- 1-2 roasts per average week.
>  Worked well until now.  Turns adequately.  Pushes through air - lower volume than my other roasters, but I'm thinking 
> that's probably the normal volume for a Gene Cafe.
>  Suddenly stopped heating the air.  I'm assuming it's the heater assembly, but welcome any ideas there.
>  Where might I turn for replacement parts -- or even repair if it's cost effective -- for what has been my favorite 
> roaster thus far?
>  Thanks, in advance, for any help you can offer.
>  Jeff Hayden

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