HomeRoast Digest


Topic: Technivorm Failure? (6 msgs / 414 lines)
1) From: David Schooley
My Technivorm refused to brew coffee this morning. The lights on the front
of the machine came on and the switch that detects the thermal carafe
appeared to be working, but the water never heated up. Is this a known
failure mode for the device? I will look more closely at it this evening
after work. I am hoping it is a fuse.
It has been humid here lately, and I let the temperature drop to the
mid-60's in the house last night, so there could have been condensation
inside the machine. I do not know if the machine would cut out for that.
To keep this slightly on topic, I lost my last bit of Kenya Lot 705 because
of this. I dumped the coffee into a French Press but it did not come out
well. I should have used a pour-over filter, but I was not thinking clearly
at the time.

2) From: Rob Stewart
This is a multi-part message in MIME format.
David,
What have you found?  I need to spray something to un sticky my carafe =
present button switch as it sticks in sometimes, but have had no real =
problems.  Sometimes I don't get the carafe shoved in far enough. I =
would check out that little switch for sure.  I think I am at 2 1/2 =
years with mine.
Rob

3) From: David Schooley
--Apple-Mail-1-105582326
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
Content-Type: text/plain;
	charset-ASCII;
	delsp=yes;
	format=flowed
It worked when I got home yesterday evening, and it was fine again  
this morning. Whatever the problem was, the carafe-present button  
seemed to work the way it should, at least the light turned on and  
off whenever I moved the carafe. Interestingly enough, I managed to  
get the button stuck some time yesterday when I was messing with it  
to try to get it to work, and now it is all the way in where I can  
not get it back out. I cannot say if the two events are related, but  
I suspect they are.
On Sep 20, 2006, at 7:55 AM, Rob Stewart wrote:
<Snip>
--Apple-Mail-1-105582326
Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
Content-Type: text/html;
	charsetO-8859-1
It worked when I got home =
yesterday evening, and it was fine again this morning. Whatever the =
problem was, the carafe-present button seemed to work the way it should, =
at least the light turned on and off whenever I moved the carafe. =
Interestingly enough, I managed to get the button stuck some time =
yesterday when I was messing with it to try to get it to work, and now =
it is all the way in where I can not get it back out. I cannot say if =
the two events are related, but I suspect they =
are. 
On Sep 20, 2006, at 7:55 AM, Rob Stewart =
wrote:
Rob

4) From: David Schooley
--Apple-Mail-2-111356360
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
Content-Type: text/plain;
	charset-ASCII;
	delsp=yes;
	format=flowed
I removed the bottom plate this evening to retrieve the button that  
I  managed to push back into the base of the brewer where it rattled  
around (don't ask.) The button pushes against a thin metal strip that  
activates the switch. The metal strip acts as a spring to keep the  
button pushed out. The strip does not make for a very stout spring,  
so it does not take much gunk on the button to make it stick.
On Sep 20, 2006, at 8:16 PM, David Schooley wrote:
<Snip>
--Apple-Mail-2-111356360
Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
Content-Type: text/html;
	charsetO-8859-1
I removed the bottom plate =
this evening to retrieve the button that I  managed to push back into =
the base of the brewer where it rattled around (don't ask.) The button =
pushes against a thin metal strip that activates the switch. The metal =
strip acts as a spring to keep the button pushed out. The strip does not =
make for a very stout spring, so it does not take much gunk on the =
button to make it stick.
On Sep 20, 2006, at 8:16 PM, =
David Schooley wrote:
It = worked when I got home yesterday evening, and it was fine again this = morning. Whatever the problem was, the carafe-present button seemed to = work the way it should, at least the light turned on and off whenever I = moved the carafe. Interestingly enough, I managed to get the button = stuck some time yesterday when I was messing with it to try to get it to = work, and now it is all the way in where I can not get it back out. I = cannot say if the two events are related, but I suspect they = are.  On Sep 20, 2006, at 7:55 AM, Rob Stewart = wrote:
Rob

5) From: Rob Stewart
This is a multi-part message in MIME format.
I have been planning on shooting a little aerosol electronics cleaner on =
the button.  Also, a couple of times I have not had the carafe set back =
far enough to push the button in.  Oh well...... could be all is ok.
Rob

6) From: David Schooley
--Apple-Mail-6-181011311
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
Content-Type: text/plain;
	charset-ASCII;
	delsp=yes;
	format=flowed
There is a flange on the button that keeps it from popping out. That  
flange also keeps stuff from getting into the machine if the button  
is all the way out. Cleaning the button is probably a good idea if  
gunk is keeping it from extending out as far as it should. It is best  
to be careful pushing the button in with anything other than the  
carafe because you do not want to bend the spring.
My Technivorm quit working again yesterday evening and did not  
resurrect itself today. UPS takes it back to the vendor next week.
On Sep 20, 2006, at 10:36 PM, Rob Stewart wrote:
<Snip>
--Apple-Mail-6-181011311
Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
Content-Type: text/html;
	charsetO-8859-1
There is a flange on the =
button that keeps it from popping out. That flange also keeps stuff from =
getting into the machine if the button is all the way out. Cleaning the =
button is probably a good idea if gunk is keeping it from extending out =
as far as it should. It is best to be careful pushing the button in with =
anything other than the carafe because you do not want to bend the =
spring.
My = Technivorm quit working again yesterday evening and did not resurrect = itself today. UPS takes it back to the vendor next week. 
On Sep 20, 2006, = at 10:36 PM, Rob Stewart wrote:
I have been planning on = shooting a little aerosol electronics cleaner on the button.  Also, a = couple of times I have not had the carafe set back far enough to push = the button in.  Oh well...... could be all is = ok. ----- Original = Message -----From: David = SchooleyTo: homeroastSent: Wednesday, September 20, 2006 7:53 PMSubject: Re: +Technivorm Failure? I = removed the bottom plate this evening to retrieve the button that I  = managed to push back into the base of the brewer where it rattled around = (don't ask.) The button pushes against a thin metal strip that activates = the switch. The metal strip acts as a spring to keep the button pushed = out. The strip does not make for a very stout spring, so it does not = take much gunk on the button to make it stick.  
<= /HTML>= --Apple-Mail-6-181011311--


HomeRoast Digest