[Homeroast] Freshroast SR500 died (was no subject)
lalpern at centurylink.net
Mon Dec 3 13:04:22 CST 2012
Sounds like the problem is most likely a defective thermal fuse. They are often made in China
and are of poor quality. I just repaired a nearly new Bodum kettle for a friend, that quit working
because of a bad thermal fuse. If you have a multimeter, it is an easy check, but a visual inspection
will show nothing wrong. If you don't have a multimeter, perhaps you know someone who does and
knows how to troubleshoot with it. In the unlikely event you are a short distance from Johnson City, TN
and care to take a drive, I would be happy to look at it for you.
From: John M. Howison < johnmhowison at gmail.com >
To: homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
Sent: Saturday, December 1 , 2012 11:00 AM
Subject: [Homeroast] (no subject)
After a couple of years of faultless service,? my Freshroast SR 500
gave up the ghost today in the middle of a roast -- simply went dark
and silent.? Is there a likely cure -- a new switch, a new fuse, even
a new heating element.? In the olden days small appliances were
reparable.? Must I invest in a completely new device?
This disaster follows the loss of my new Handy Brew dripper, which
fell off the mug into which it was drainng and broke the handle and a
foot.? Can this admirable if flimsy device be expected to appear
shortly in a sturdier version, as the Clever Coffee Dripper did?
Oh for the days when devices such as my stove-top roaster with the
stirring device on top, bought in a Roman dime store (MAS) lasted
forty years !
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