[Homeroast] Hottop P/B Fuse

Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee sweetmarias at sweetmarias.com
Tue Mar 29 12:22:31 CDT 2011


Wow - really interesting. I did not even realize it was fused there.

Tom

>This may have been posted before but since Michael at Hottop USA 
>wasn't aware of it I figured it might be of interest.  I had my HT-B 
>apart a few days ago to adjust the bean door solenoid position. With 
>the rear cover off I plugged in the HT to test the door actuation. 
>Immediately a few sparks came off the main circuit board & the HT 
>went dark. Power in to the main board from the power cord but no 
>functions working & no red light on the board. The culprit was 
>either the rear fan connector which may have been laying on the 
>board or a bare connection up by the motor where the insulating 
>cover had slipped off that may have grounded out.
>
>I removed the board expecting to find a burnt area but found nothing 
>unusual. Then the black wire loop that connects the section of the 
>board where the black power cord attaches to strip of power feed 
>connections caught my eye. What was hiding under the rubber sleeve 
>in the middle of the loop? Turned out to be a 125v/10a fuse & it was 
>definitely blown. Since the fuse was part of the wire loop I 
>replaced the entire fused loop with an In-Line Fuse Holder from Napa 
>with the correct female connectors added. Back to roasting with a $2 
>fix!!
>
>John B.
>
>
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-Tom
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