[Homeroast] Freshroast SR500 died (was no subject)

MR. ALPERN 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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