[Homeroast] ARRRGH! My Quest broke!

Frank Parth fparth at me.com
Tue Apr 26 11:31:27 CDT 2016


I didn’t find any videos. Probably should have looked harder. Fortunately I’m pretty handy and have a fair collection of tools. I’m currently back in the Middle East for a week or so but will try it when I get back to California.

Thanks to all for the advice. 


> On Mar 31, 2016, at 9:31 PM, hansel <hansel at mnstate.edu> wrote:
> 
> There are videos on line showing disassembly of the Quest.
> 
> You should modify (shorten) an allen wrench for the screws between the mechanical and drum housnig and get some 5mm wrenches.
> 
> I swapped out heating elements, resistor assembly and amp meter (it was the amp meter in the end). Challenging, doable and time consuming.
> 
> 
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>> Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2016 16:52:38 -0700
>> From: Frank Parth <frank at fparth.com>
>> To: Sweet Marias <homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com>
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>> I was three minutes into a roast when all of a sudden the ammeter reading dropped by half. I?m thinking one of the coils died. I was able to finish the roast, but obviously are not going to do another one until this is fixed.
>> 
>> Is this something I can do myself? Or do I need to mail it somewhere? If I can do it myself where do I get the parts?
>> 
>> Help is mucho appreciated.
>> 
>> Frank Parth
>> 
> 
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