[Homeroast] broken behmor question

peter zulkowski peterz5743 at gmail.com
Mon Apr 23 17:49:42 CDT 2012


I have had great luck cleaning with Dawn Power Dissolver, even when oven
cleaner would not work. Shines up that stainless nicely. Loosens it so you
can scrape it off easily if it does not dissolve it.
Good luck,

PeterZ

On Mon, Apr 23, 2012 at 2:47 PM, John Nanci <john at chocolatealchemy.com>wrote:

> 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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