[Homeroast] Hottop 8828-B

Ben Lowery ben at blowery.org
Tue Apr 24 15:02:46 CDT 2012


I just placed an order for a new B control board. Once I get it, I'll spend some time hacking on the old one to see if I can figure out what went wrong.

On Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 3:41 PM, coffehound at gmail.com wrote:

> 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. 
> 
> Demian
> 
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> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Hottop 8828-B
> 
> Jim,
> 
> 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.
> 
> --b 
> 
> 
> 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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