[Homeroast] Hottop 8828-B
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Tue Apr 24 14:41:53 CDT 2012
I had a control board go out on my hottop a year or so ago. It worked fine but started dropping lines on the display. When it got to the point I couldn't read the screen I replaced it. The swap was easy and the new one works great.
The instructions on the HT site are excellent and include step by step pictures. Even if you're scared of a screwdriver you can walk through the process. Just be sure to record any custom programs you may have created because you'll have to re-enter them for the new control panel.
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Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Hottop 8828-B
I've had a similar problem lately. Some of the buttons seem to have a hard time registering pushes; if I wiggle my finger on them I can usually get them to trigger, but it's a pain and disconcerting. Given the roaster is a few years old now, I'd been planning on getting the replacement board unless I could figure out some other way to fix it up.
On Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 2:11 PM, Jim Wilkins wrote:
> Digital control panel on my roaster out of whack. The switch to toggle
> between functions (temp, time, fan) no longer works. Is this a common
> problem (with a common solution) for owners of a 8828-B? I'm looking for
> ideas to fix the unit. I contacted Hopttop and the only option offered is to
> buy a new control panel for $120 plus shipping. I purchased the roaster from
> Sweet Marias and it has been a workhorse. I roast with a Behmor and Hottop,
> and consistently produce the roasts I need on both. Do I pay the $120 to
> Hottop or use the money toward my next Behmor?
> Jim Wilkins
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