[Homeroast] broken behmor question

John Nanci john at chocolatealchemy.com
Mon Apr 23 13:47:33 CDT 2012


And it could also be that the thermistor has degraded.  It can happen 
over time and replacing it is possible.

John

At 10:14 AM 4/23/2012, you wrote:
>At 12:13 PM 4/20/2012, you wrote:
>>My question is: is there any way to hack the Behmor to keep the heating
>>element on all the time no matter what? I recognize that my history with the
>>machine makes this sound like a terrible idea but I promise to stay by it
>>and be careful. I have only basic mechanical skills but I'm intrepid and
>>don't have much to lose by pulling the thing apart. If not, I think I'll
>>just have to throw the thing out, which is sad because everything still sort
>>of works.
>
>You can add a switch to bypass the relay that controls the elements. 
>That's 117 so be careful or you can find the sensor on the 
>electronics side by the 3 screws in the right rear corner and pull 
>it free so it stops trying to regulate the temperature.
>
>You should also try oven cleaner and/or rubbing compound, especially 
>by the 3 screws in the right rear corner.
>
>And if you decide to give up and toss it, I'll be happy to take it 
>off your hands. I've been looking for one to tear the electronics 
>out of and convert to manual for a while.
>
>Ira
>
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