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Hottop Repairs

Post by chas » Wed Nov 07, 2007 1:08 pm

I have my HT disassembled with most pieces soaking in Cafiza while I replace the heater element and heat sensor. Below are photos of the new and old heater elements showing how badly the old one has sagged. I also noticed that one of the power connectors was barely making contact. I'll let you know later whether this did indeed stop the scraping noises.

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Post by Niko » Wed Nov 07, 2007 1:56 pm

:shock:

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Post by chas » Wed Nov 07, 2007 5:16 pm

All fixed and running a burn-in cycle. No more scraping. Now I just hear the motor. It's certainly not as quiet as 4 years ago and has had a incredible amount of coffee smoke blown through it. But I bet it still has a couple of years left in it.

Anxious to try my first batch to see how much affect in the roast the new element and sensor has.

BTW: It's as painful to get all the covers back on as the S1, maybe worse. I almost had to get the rubber hammer out! :violent1:
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Post by Niko » Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:47 pm

It's been quite a while since you've done this maintenance/repairs on the 'ol Hottop...
did the new element change anything?
Did you notice any changes whatsoever?

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Post by admin » Tue Jan 29, 2008 8:01 pm

No change other than no more scraping.
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Re: Hottop Repairs

Post by chas » Mon Aug 24, 2009 5:38 pm

chas wrote:I have my HT disassembled with most pieces soaking in Cafiza while I replace the heater element and heat sensor. Below are photos of the new and old heater elements showing how badly the old one has sagged. I also noticed that one of the power connectors was barely making contact. I'll let you know later whether this did indeed stop the scraping noises.

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It did!
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