[Homeroast] Gene Cafe: Repair or Parts

John A C Despres johndespres at gmail.com
Tue Feb 22 05:31:10 CST 2011


Arrrgh! "Fresh Beans" is the name of the company... "Fresh Roast" is his
roaster... In any event, It looks like you'll be up and running in no time.

John

On Sat, Feb 19, 2011 at 12:35 AM, Jeff Hayden <
hayden at yourcriminaldefender.com> wrote:

> I got a hold of Fresh Beans (Park City, Utah) on Tuesday.  I was shocked
> when the heater arrived today.  Tomorrow, I'll clean out the outflow and the
> vent filters on the bottom, then replace the heater.
>
> I have high expectations the machine will work like new when I'm done.
>
> Thanks for all the help and advice.
>
> Jeff Hayden
> c8h10n4o2.137trimethylxanthine at gmail.com
>
>
> On Feb 15, 2011, at 12:50 PM, Bill Laine wrote:
>
> > I had this problem with my Gene Cafe. Tried everything. Turned out I had
> > overheated it (might have been too close to cooking on the stove) and the
> > heater element was burnt out. If you take it apart far enough you can see
> > the black coils. Seems like it might be worth a try to clean them but by
> > that time I had the replacement heater.
> >
> > Bill
> > New Orleans
> >
> > On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 9:07 AM, Frank Parth <frank at fparth.com> wrote:
> >
> >> Jeff,
> >> 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.
> >>
> >> Frank
> >>
> >>
> >> 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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