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Topic: AlpenRost questions for you Pro's (4 msgs / 93 lines)
1) From: Bruce Petersen
I purchased a used AlpenRost off of Ebay and cleaned it up according to 
information that I found on the Internet. I ran it without beans to see 
if everything worked, but without the manual I didn't know what was 
supposed to happen. Lights, heat, fan that was it, no turning drum. So I 
have to ask does the drum start turning after running for awhile or is 
there something wrong?

2) From: Chuck the Coffee-Geek
Yes.  When you hit start, it should clost the fan doors, rotate the drum 
and start heating.  The drum starts as soon as you hit the button, and 
continues to rotate the entire time.
Chuck
Sorry for the bad news...
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3) From: Jim Mitchell
Hmmm -
Plug in, set roast select to '8' , hit start - hear a clank! as the back 
'doors' shut, then a low groan as the drum begins to turn within seconds of 
the roast starting.
BTW - it's OK to lift the lid if heat profiling isn't an issue - I don't 
think the Alpenrost had an interlock - I'd open the lid and carefully pull 
the drum clear as the machine was working and see if the small cogged wheel 
in the right back quadrant was turning.
My initial failures with the AR were almost all caused by failing to 
properly align the drum up on the guide wheels so that the cogs engaged the 
sprocket holes in the drum. Now, it's sort of second nature to emplace the 
drum while giving it about a 10 degree whiggle to ensure that the cogs get 
locked in.
Otherwise, if the cog isn't spinning, there's a plastic gear wheel and axle 
assembly which can be moved out of alignment by brute force - one assumes 
that the proper application of cunning force could re-align them.
have a Merry CMOS and a Joystick Novell
Jim

4) From: Michael Dhabolt
Jim's appraisal is correct.  I had to uncover my Alp from it's lonely
hiding place (haven't used it in a while).  I would expect that you
could hear the drum drive motor running if it's assembly is out of
whack - pretty quiet motor if the drum isn't in place - the fan runs
in slow also during this.  There are a couple of threads on the Coffee
Geek Forum (old threads - you'd have to search on the forum for
Alpenroast) that have a lot of troubleshooting and repair info for
these machines.
Mike (just plain)
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