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Topic: Dead Hottop (13 msgs / 365 lines)
1) From: L. Michael Fraley, MD
OK.  I looked inside the guts of my Hottop today to try and figure why 
it has died.  I had been in there before, when I put the new panel and 
main circuit board in.  According to the Hottop site, the 2 most likely 
causes are a blown fuse, or a melted fusible link from overheating.  
However, when I got in there, I found no fuse on this new board.  I 
still have the old board, and it has the fuse.  I was hoping to use it 
as my replacement!  But.. no fuse to be found on the new board.  I 
could not find my tester (going to have to borrow my buddy's) so I 
could not test the fusible link.  I am thinking it is time to contact 
Hottop for advice.  I will have to order the new fusible link for them 
anyway.
The Papua New Guinea Kimel Peaberry that I roasted 3 days ago was 
superb today.  There is that!  :)
Michael
L. Michael Fraley, MD

2) From: Barry Luterman
What profile did you use?

3) From: Rich
It does indeed sound like the website information does not match the hardware.  There still could be a 
fuse, there are some real strange looking fueses out there.  It is almost Monday anyway.
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4) From: L. Michael Fraley, MD
Are you asking what profile for the Kimel?  Or when the Hottop died?  I 
am assuming you mean for the Kimel.  For it, I used the auto function 
(like the standard Hottop profile.)  I took it to a Full City... just 
before 2nd crack.
Michael
On Mar 25, 2007, at 10:13 PM, Barry Luterman wrote:
What profile did you use?

5) From: L. Michael Fraley, MD
Yeah, I am no expert, so I eyed several "funny looking things" on the 
board a lot thinking they COULD be fuses.  Was to chicken to try to 
pull one off tho!
Michael
On Mar 25, 2007, at 10:16 PM, Rich wrote:
It does indeed sound like the website information does not match the 
hardware.  There still could be a
fuse, there are some real strange looking fueses out there.  It is 
almost Monday anyway.
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6) From: raymanowen
Michael,
I think they have simplified the new circuit board. I remember looking at a
picture of it, and where the old board had a fuse holder and a snap-in fuse,
the new ones have a solder-in fuse. Same ratings and protection, but it
takes much less real estate. I noticed some other change that was an obvious
Fix for one of their build SNAFU's. Fix the SNAFU, incorporate an upgrade,
and let the customer pay for it all. The American Way.
When I get a round Tuit, I'll find the new board's rectangular ceramic
solder-in fuse in a pictorial for which I'll send a link. If you have access
to a soldering iron, I'll describe how to replace the fuse with an external,
resettable circuit breaker.
That will eliminate having to dismantle the thing to replace the fuse.
It is now tomorrow, so let me dig this up in a few hours.
Cheers -RayO, aka Opa!
On 3/25/07, L. Michael Fraley, MD  wrote:
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"When the theme hits the bass, I dance the Jig!" - -Virgil Fox at the Mighty
Wichita (ex- NYC Paramount) WurliTzer- 1976

7) From: Floyd Lozano
the PNG was a surprise for me, it tasted a lot better than i thought it
would.  it turns out i can now predict how much i will like a coffee by
whether it's in stock when i roast it ;P  if only i could see the future...
-F
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8) From: L. Michael Fraley, MD
Hey RayO,
Thanks!  That would be great!
Michael
On Mar 26, 2007, at 3:58 AM, raymanowen wrote:
Michael,
I think they have simplified the new circuit board. I remember looking =
at a picture of it, and where the old board had a fuse holder and a 
snap-in fuse, the new ones have a solder-in fuse. Same ratings and 
protection, but it takes much less real estate. I noticed some other 
change that was an obvious Fix for one of their build SNAFU's. Fix the =
SNAFU, incorporate an upgrade, and let the customer pay for it all. The =
American Way.
When I get a round Tuit, I'll find the new board's rectangular ceramic =
solder-in fuse in a pictorial for which I'll send a link. If you have 
access to a soldering iron, I'll describe how to replace the fuse with =
an external, resettable circuit breaker.
That will eliminate having to dismantle the thing to replace the fuse.
It is now tomorrow, so let me dig this up in a few hours.
Cheers -RayO, aka Opa!
On 3/25/07, L. Michael Fraley, MD  wrote:
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"When the theme hits the bass, I dance the Jig!" - -Virgil Fox at the 
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9) From: L. Michael Fraley, MD
Ha ha!  I have really been enjoying the PNG.  Am needing to roast more, =
tho.  And, alas, my Hottop is still dead.
Michael
On Mar 26, 2007, at 1:28 PM, Floyd Lozano wrote:
the PNG was a surprise for me, it tasted a lot better than i thought it =
would.  it turns out i can now predict how much i will like a coffee =
by 
whether it's in stock when i roast it ;P  if only i could see the 
future...
-F
 
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10) From: Brian Kamnetz
On 3/26/07, L. Michael Fraley, MD  wrote:
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Michael,
I can't remember how you used to roast... how are you roasting until you
resurrect the Hottop?
Brian

11) From: DJ Garcia
Bummer, Michael. That's very odd that there's no fuse - I would definitely
talk to Michael at Hottop USA.
Good luck!
DJ

12) From: L. Michael Fraley, MD
Hi Brian,
I have an IR2, so can use that.  Have tinkered with stovetop roasting 
as well.
Michael
On Mar 26, 2007, at 9:25 PM, Brian Kamnetz wrote:
On 3/26/07, L. Michael Fraley, MD  wrote:
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Michael,
I can't remember how you used to roast... how are you roasting until 
you resurrect the Hottop?
Brian
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13) From: L. Michael Fraley, MD
Thanks DJ.  I have an email out to him.
Michael
On Mar 26, 2007, at 11:34 PM, DJ Garcia wrote:
Bummer, Michael. That's very odd that there's no fuse - I would 
definitely
talk to Michael at Hottop USA.
Good luck!
DJ


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