[Homeroast] Behmor Err4 - any weekend help?

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Sun Aug 12 17:37:11 CDT 2012


I get an error message about 50% of the time only on my cleaning cycles, never on an actual roast. Im in Texas and roast on the porch and it's been 100+ for a while. 

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On Aug 12, 2012, at 11:50 AM, Greg Hollrigel <ghollrigel at gmail.com> wrote:

> John:
> 
> Thanks!  Following whatever the law of mechanics and IT support are, I ran
> it this morning (with the caveats below), and the error did not appear.  It
> appears just asking for help from those more knowledgeable than myself is
> enough to fix it.  :-)
> 
> In all seriousness, I did the "super clean".  Basically, wiped the roasting
> chamber clean, removed the side panel, exhaust panel, and the back panel,
> and wiped off the residue/dust, and blew away all the chaff.  Then I
> reassembled to do the 1/2AP1 clean burn.
> 
> Today, I left off the side panel, and removed the silver exhaust cover, and
> ran the 1/2 A P1 again with those 2 pieces removed.  The fan above the
> circuit boards (presumably the draw fan) ran the entire time, and just
> seemed to change speed a bit.  So it was successful, and I'm guessing it's
> not the fan that is stopping, which based on your comment below, I'm
> guessing might be leading to a circuit board issue.
> 
> However, I have a thought too.  Do you Behmor roasters out there think
> excessive ambient heat could have caused it to short out and give me the
> Err4?  I live in Orange County, CA, and it's been hot the past few days
> (probably mid-80s with 60-70% humidity), and I roast in my garage, so maybe
> a bit higher than that in the garage.  I never had this problem before, and
> the roaster is about 3 years old with probably a 100-200 pounds of coffee
> roasted.
> 
> Is there any downside to roasting with the side panel off to allow the
> circuit boards to try and stay cooler?
> 
> Anyways, I think I'll try a roast late tonight or tomorrow morning in the
> cool temps and see if it works, but interested in your comments to my
> thoughts/questions.
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Greg
> 
> On Sat, Aug 11, 2012 at 1:56 PM, John Nanci <john at chocolatealchemy.com>wrote:
> 
>> Error 4 is the draw fan, assuming it is a 'real' error and not and error
>> error :)
>> 
>> Just in case there is a clue there, would you describe your 'full clean'.
>> 
>> In the first case above, take off the back exhaust cover and make sure the
>> impeller on the draw fan and is spinning freely.  If it's catching on
>> something (a screw that has come loose for instance) then as it heats, the
>> metal will swell and cause the error - and often intermittently at that.
>> 
>> If it is catching on a loose screw, it's moderately involved to fix it,
>> but not real hard.
>> 
>> Check that and report back.
>> 
>> If it's an error error (meaning a false error) that usually requires a
>> board change and there isn't anything you can do about it.
>> 
>> John
>> 
>> 
>> At 10:10 AM 8/11/2012, you wrote:
>> 
>>> What a bummer way to start the weekend.  Just finished doing a full clean
>>> of the Behmor, and was running the 1/2 A cleaning cycle and got the Err 4
>>> message about 8 minutes into the cycle.  Cooling cycle runs fine.  Tried a
>>> reset by unplugging and plugging in, and it still gave me the message.
>>> 
>>> I submitted a support ticket to Behmor, but I'm thinking they won't get
>>> back to me until Monday.  If I can't fix it this weekend, I'm out of
>>> homeroast for my upcoming camp trip.  I checked the wires that I could see
>>> going to the fans, and they look connected.
>>> 
>>> Just thought I'd check here with all of the great electronic gurus, and
>>> see
>>> if anyone else has any ideas of what I could check to see if I can fix it
>>> before Monday.  I'm very simple when it comes to electronics, so I don't
>>> plan on doing anything serious like replacing a fan or anything.
>>> 
>>> Any thoughts or suggestions?  Feel free to email me off list if there
>>> might
>>> be some issues with conflicting with my awaited Behmor support.
>>> 
>>> Thanks,
>>> 
>>> Greg
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