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Topic: I Roast failures - mine is toast (13 msgs / 612 lines)
1) From: David Teegardin
Well i've had my i-roast2 for 3 months now. Yesterday I went to roast a batch of Java Moonson beans and noticed part way though the roast that the beans weren't roasting very well. I checked the temp and it was 295 degrees. I kept checking it and it never got above 300 degrees. After the cooldown was done and the display read "End" the motor started reving up and down and it wouldn't turn off. Needless to say I think I have a bad unit. Not very good for 3 months and a few roasts a week. 
dtgrdn

2) From: Stephen Carey
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It makes me wonder what bodes for me and mind.  It is just at three 
months and does about 2 to 3 roasts a week, sometimes more.  So far, 
perfect operation.  I hope you get it fixed under warranty.  Let us 
know how it turns out, wishing you well.
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It makes me wonder what bodes for me and mind.  It is
just at three months and does about 2 to 3 roasts a week, sometimes
more.  So far, perfect operation.  I hope you get it fixed
under warranty.  Let us know how it turns out, wishing you
well.
At 10:47 AM 11/14/2007, you wrote:
Well i've had my i-roast2 for 3
months now. Yesterday I went to roast a batch of Java Moonson beans and
noticed part way though the roast that the beans weren't roasting very
well. I checked the temp and it was 295 degrees. I kept checking it and
it never got above 300 degrees. After the cooldown was done and the
display read "End" the motor started reving up and down and it
wouldn't turn off. Needless to say I think I have a bad unit. Not very
good for 3 months and a few roasts a week. 
 
dtgrdn
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3) From: Dave Ehrenkranz
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I've had mine for well over a year with no problems other than  
difficulty hearing the crack clearly. Remember most people will write  
about a unit that fails but not about one that is trouble free.  
Hopefully David will have his replaced under warranty quickly and  
will have years of trouble free service in the future.
dave
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I've had mine for well over a =
year with no problems other than difficulty hearing the crack clearly. =
Remember most people will write about a unit that fails but not about =
one that is trouble free. Hopefully David will have his replaced under =
warranty quickly and will have years of trouble free service in the =
future.
dave = On Nov 14, 2007, at 7:53 AM, Stephen Carey wrote:
It makes me wonder what bodes for me and mind.  It is just = at three months and does about 2 to 3 roasts a week, sometimes more.  = So far, perfect operation.  I hope you get it fixed under warranty.  = Let us know how it turns out, wishing you well. At 10:47 AM = 11/14/2007, you wrote: Well i've had my i-roast2 for 3 months now. = Yesterday I went to roast a batch of Java Moonson beans and noticed part = way though the roast that the beans weren't roasting very well. I = checked the temp and it was 295 degrees. I kept checking it and it never = got above 300 degrees. After the cooldown was done and the display read = "End" the motor started reving up and down and it wouldn't turn off. = Needless to say I think I have a bad unit. Not very good for 3 months = and a few roasts a week.   dtgrdn = = --Apple-Mail-8--146421507--

4) From: Stephen Carey
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Excellent point about when we post, Dave.  I am glad that people do 
post about what goes wrong for it shows me how to get things fixed.
Because one failed doesn't mean mine will - which is sometime how my 
thinking goes or I want to try a Behmore more than I say 
:)  Actually, I want my IR2 to last years for I believe it will be my 
roaster of choice for years, then maybe it will become a second 
roaster as I want to learn more and try set ups I have seen on this list.
I have to say, and this may just be my machine, but I can hear the 
first and second cracks quite well.  I will say that I have always 
been able to almost tune into certain frequencies - don't think me 
nuts, Dave, but it is true.  And I can hear the cracks perfectly, 
from the odd one that is 12 seconds before the rest of them go to the 
straggler as I stretch out a roast after the first crack and before 
the second.  I can tell by the sound of the crack that it is still 
the first crack.  Weird, I know, but it is the truth.
Stephen
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Excellent point about when we post, Dave.  I am glad
that people do post about what goes wrong for it shows me how to get
things fixed.  
Because one failed doesn't mean mine will - which is sometime how my
thinking goes or I want to try a Behmore more than I say :) 
Actually, I want my IR2 to last years for I believe it will be my roaster
of choice for years, then maybe it will become a second roaster as I want
to learn more and try set ups I have seen on this list.
I have to say, and this may just be my machine, but I can hear the first
and second cracks quite well.  I will say that I have always been
able to almost tune into certain frequencies - don't think me nuts, Dave,
but it is true.  And I can hear the cracks perfectly, from the odd
one that is 12 seconds before the rest of them go to the straggler as I
stretch out a roast after the first crack and before the second.  I
can tell by the sound of the crack that it is still the first
crack.  Weird, I know, but it is the truth.
Stephen
At 11:10 AM 11/14/2007, you wrote:
I've had mine for well over a
year with no problems other than difficulty hearing the crack clearly.
Remember most people will write about a unit that fails but not about one
that is trouble free. Hopefully David will have his replaced under
warranty quickly and will have years of trouble free service in the
future.
dave
On Nov 14, 2007, at 7:53 AM, Stephen Carey wrote:
It makes me wonder what bodes
for me and mind.  It is just at three months and does about 2 to 3
roasts a week, sometimes more.  So far, perfect operation.  I
hope you get it fixed under warranty.  Let us know how it turns out,
wishing you well.
At 10:47 AM 11/14/2007, you wrote:
Well i've had my i-roast2 for 3
months now. Yesterday I went to roast a batch of Java Moonson beans and
noticed part way though the roast that the beans weren't roasting very
well. I checked the temp and it was 295 degrees. I kept checking it and
it never got above 300 degrees. After the cooldown was done and the
display read "End" the motor started reving up and down and it
wouldn't turn off. Needless to say I think I have a bad unit. Not very
good for 3 months and a few roasts a week. 
 
dtgrdn
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5) From: Dave Ehrenkranz
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A LARGE part of me not hearing and being able to distinguish the  
cracks well is OLD ears. Often when my wife talks to me or we watch  
TV I can no longer distinguish what words were said. Was that  OLD,  
GOLD, FOLD, MOLD, or ... It is quite comical at times but a common  
problem as one ages (especially men I am told).
We are soon to have our son's in-laws visit from China and we are  
taking Chinese classes. But I am mostly serving as  my wife's  
chauffeur as I do not seriously believe I will be able to distinguish  
the words clearly enough. Especially when one includes tones in the  
spoken language.
dave
On Nov 14, 2007, at 8:24 AM, Stephen Carey wrote:
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A LARGE part of me not hearing =
and being able to distinguish the cracks well is OLD ears. Often when my =
wife talks to me or we watch TV I can no longer distinguish what words =
were said. Was that  OLD, GOLD, FOLD, MOLD, or ... It is quite comical=
 at times but a common problem as one ages (especially men I am =
told). 
We are = soon to have our son's in-laws visit from China and we are taking = Chinese classes. But I am mostly serving as  my wife's chauffeur as = I do not seriously believe I will be able to distinguish the words = clearly enough. Especially when one includes tones in the spoken = language.
dave = On Nov 14, 2007, at 8:24 AM, Stephen Carey wrote:
Excellent point about when we post, Dave.  I am glad that = people do post about what goes wrong for it shows me how to get things = fixed.  Because one failed doesn't mean mine will - which is = sometime how my thinking goes or I want to try a Behmore more than I say = :)  Actually, I want my IR2 to last years for I believe it will be my = roaster of choice for years, then maybe it will become a second roaster = as I want to learn more and try set ups I have seen on this = list. I have to say, and this may just be my machine, but I can = hear the first and second cracks quite well.  I will say that I have = always been able to almost tune into certain frequencies - don't think = me nuts, Dave, but it is true.  And I can hear the cracks perfectly, = from the odd one that is 12 seconds before the rest of them go to the = straggler as I stretch out a roast after the first crack and before the = second.  I can tell by the sound of the crack that it is still the = first crack.  Weird, I know, but it is the truth. = Stephen At 11:10 AM 11/14/2007, you wrote: = I've had mine for well over a year with no problems other = than difficulty hearing the crack clearly. Remember most people will = write about a unit that fails but not about one that is trouble free. = Hopefully David will have his replaced under warranty quickly and will = have years of trouble free service in the future. dave = On Nov 14, 2007, at 7:53 AM, Stephen Carey wrote: It makes me wonder what bodes for = me and mind.  It is just at three months and does about 2 to 3 roasts = a week, sometimes more.  So far, perfect operation.  I hope you get = it fixed under warranty.  Let us know how it turns out, wishing you = well. At 10:47 AM 11/14/2007, you wrote: Well i've had my i-roast2 for 3 = months now. Yesterday I went to roast a batch of Java Moonson beans and = noticed part way though the roast that the beans weren't roasting very = well. I checked the temp and it was 295 degrees. I kept checking it and = it never got above 300 degrees. After the cooldown was done and the = display read "End" the motor started reving up and down and it wouldn't = turn off. Needless to say I think I have a bad unit. Not very good for 3 = months and a few roasts a week.   dtgrdn = = = --Apple-Mail-9--144882518--

6) From: Allon Stern
On Nov 14, 2007, at 11:36 AM, Dave Ehrenkranz wrote:
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Someone (forgot who) made the suggestion of using noise cancelling  
headphones to hear the cracks over the fan noise.
I'll have to try that sometime. Old ears may be part of the problem,  
but that loud fan noise is probably a bigger part.
-
allon

7) From: Teegardin, David
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Well I tried contacting i-roast to get it fixed but nobody answered
their phones. I sent an email and am waiting their reply. I purchased
mine from another site that I won't mention here. It was before I found
SweetMaries. I get everything from here now!
 

8) From: Stephen Carey
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Dave, I am getting there too, I know that as the years go on I will 
lose this ability to distinguish frequencies and sounds as well as I 
am able, at this point in my life.
Allon makes a great suggestion about the headphones.  Seth discusses 
what he did, as did at least one other person in a thread called, 
properly enough, "IRoast2 and Noise Cancelling Headphones"  It can be 
found in the November Archives if you have your password.  It is very 
interesting and he may be able to let you know if they continue to 
work for him.  His email is on the archive also.
Good luck, it may be worth a try - and Seth used inexpensive 
earphones.  I had never thought of it, but for now, since I don't 
seem to have a problem I don't need them, but I saved his post in my 
files about the IRoast 2, one never knows when things like that will 
be needed again.
Stephen
At 11:44 AM 11/14/2007, you wrote:
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Dave, I am getting there too, I know that as the years go on
I will lose this ability to distinguish frequencies and sounds as well as
I am able, at this point in my life.  
Allon makes a great suggestion about the headphones.  Seth discusses
what he did, as did at least one other person in a thread called,
properly enough, "IRoast2 and Noise Cancelling
Headphones"  It can be found in the November Archives if you
have your password.  It is very interesting and he may be able to
let you know if they continue to work for him.  His email is on the
archive also.
Good luck, it may be worth a try - and Seth used inexpensive
earphones.  I had never thought of it, but for now, since I don't
seem to have a problem I don't need them, but I saved his post in my
files about the IRoast 2, one never knows when things like that will be
needed again.
Stephen
At 11:44 AM 11/14/2007, you wrote:
On Nov 14, 2007, at 11:36 AM,
Dave Ehrenkranz wrote:
A LARGE part of me not hearing
and being able to distinguish the  
cracks well is OLD ears. Often when my wife talks to me or we watch 
TV I can no longer distinguish what words were said. Was that 
OLD,  
GOLD, FOLD, MOLD, or ... It is quite comical at times but a common 
problem as one ages (especially men I am told).
We are soon to have our son's in-laws visit from China and we are 
taking Chinese classes. But I am mostly serving as  my wife's 
chauffeur as I do not seriously believe I will be able to  
distinguish the words clearly enough. Especially when one includes 
tones in the spoken language.
dave
Someone (forgot who) made the suggestion of using noise cancelling 
headphones to hear the cracks over the fan noise.
I'll have to try that sometime. Old ears may be part of the
problem,  
but that loud fan noise is probably a bigger part.
-
allon
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9) From: raymanowen
"...we are taking Chinese classes."
How I would love to, too.
I understand it is spoken fairly widespread in the former French Indo-China,
where they grow no small amount of coffee. We took our own Barley Pop, back
in the day...
Cheers, Mabuhay -RayO, aka Opa!
Got Grinder- not a converted garbage disposer?
On Nov 14, 2007 9:36 AM, Dave Ehrenkranz  wrote:
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10) From: Dave Ehrenkranz
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Yes, I remember that email but I have not tried the canceling  
earphones. Hopefully the Behmor will solve my problem.   As Allon  
mentioned the fan noice on the iRoast or the Z&D is the main problem.  
Now I must just wait for the Behmor but I will keep my iRoast2 as  
well. I gave my Z&D to my daughter and her partner.
dave
On Nov 14, 2007, at 9:34 AM, Stephen Carey wrote:
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Yes, I remember that email but I =
have not tried the canceling earphones. Hopefully the Behmor will solve =
my problem.   As Allon mentioned the fan noice on the iRoast or the =
Z&D is the main problem. Now I must just wait for the Behmor but I =
will keep my iRoast2 as well. I gave my Z&D to my daughter and her =
partner.dave
On Nov 14, 2007, at 9:34 AM, =
Stephen Carey wrote:
Dave, I am getting there too, I know that as the years go on = I will lose this ability to distinguish frequencies and sounds as well = as I am able, at this point in my life.  Allon makes a great = suggestion about the headphones.  Seth discusses what he did, as did = at least one other person in a thread called, properly enough, "IRoast2 = and Noise Cancelling Headphones"  It can be found in the November = Archives if you have your password.  It is very interesting and he may = be able to let you know if they continue to work for him.  His email = is on the archive also. Good luck, it may be worth a try - and = Seth used inexpensive earphones.  I had never thought of it, but for = now, since I don't seem to have a problem I don't need them, but I saved = his post in my files about the IRoast 2, one never knows when things = like that will be needed again. Stephen At = 11:44 AM 11/14/2007, you wrote: On Nov 14, 2007, at 11:36 AM, = Dave Ehrenkranz wrote: A LARGE part of me not hearing and being able to distinguish = the  cracks well is OLD ears. Often when my wife talks to me or = we watch  TV I can no longer distinguish what words were said. = Was that  OLD,  GOLD, FOLD, MOLD, or ... It is quite comical at = times but a common  problem as one ages (especially men I am = told). We are soon to have our son's in-laws visit from China = and we are  taking Chinese classes. But I am mostly serving as  = my wife's  chauffeur as I do not seriously believe I will be able = to  distinguish the words clearly enough. Especially when one = includes  tones in the spoken language. = dave Someone (forgot who) made the suggestion of using = noise cancelling  headphones to hear the cracks over the fan = noise. I'll have to try that sometime. Old ears may be part of the = problem,  but that loud fan noise is probably a bigger part. = - allon = homeroast mailing list =http://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast To = change your personal list settings (digest options, vacations, = unsvbscribes) go to =http://sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings= = --Apple-Mail-10--135776342--

11) From: Mejia, Carlos
Actually I saw that post and tried it.  I have some fairly nice Sony NC
headphones purchased for the long flights to Asia that I occasionally
must endure.  The headphones seemed to help slightly on the 3 or 4
roasts that I've used them. Based on my experience I wouldn't spring for
the cost of NC headphones for this purpose alone. But they're great for
movies and music on the long flights :-)
Someone (forgot who) made the suggestion of using noise cancelling  
headphones to hear the cracks over the fan noise.
I'll have to try that sometime. Old ears may be part of the problem,  
but that loud fan noise is probably a bigger part.
-
allon

12) From: Lynne
Stephen - I don't think you're nuts! My oldest daughter used to be able to
hear high pitched sounds very well - so well that things that I simply did
not hear would drive her nuts. Haven't asked her recently if she still hears
like that (our hearing usually gets worse as we age - lol, I'm a perfect
example of that).
Was just thinking how nerve wracking that must be/have been for her....
Lynne
I will say that I have always been able to almost tune into certain
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13) From: Stephen Carey
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Lynne,
You are so right about it being nuts - TVs that aren't just perfect, 
computer fans, all of it hit me, but I can tell the differences 
between components by the frequencies, which is why I feel I hear the 
bean cracks in a roast on the IR2 so well.  I also followed some 
advice, I put it arms lengths away - I have to hold down the air duct 
hose so it can't be farther, and I keep the rest of the house as 
quite as possible, but I can separate the different noises from the 
roaster, the ceiling fan, the beans hitting the glass from them 
cracking, that sort of thing.
I know it will diminish with age and when I did hormonal adjunctive 
therapy as part of my cancer treatment I could hear even higher 
pitched sounds.  My oncologist said he had been told of that by a 
number of his patients.  It returned to where it is now when I got to 
go off that horrible treatment - night sweats, hot flashes, mood 
swings, and all of that - oh, how I respect women now!!  I have done it twice!
Anyway, I hope David gets his machine fixed and gets to enjoy 
roasting soon, whether it is with an IR2 or any other of the may ways to roast.
Stephen
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Lynne,
You are so right about it being nuts - TVs that aren't just perfect,
computer fans, all of it hit me, but I can tell the differences between
components by the frequencies, which is why I feel I hear the bean cracks
in a roast on the IR2 so well.  I also followed some advice, I put
it arms lengths away - I have to hold down the air duct hose so it can't
be farther, and I keep the rest of the house as quite as possible, but I
can separate the different noises from the roaster, the ceiling fan, the
beans hitting the glass from them cracking, that sort of thing. 
I know it will diminish with age and when I did hormonal adjunctive
therapy as part of my cancer treatment I could hear even higher pitched
sounds.  My oncologist said he had been told of that by a number of
his patients.  It returned to where it is now when I got to go off
that horrible treatment - night sweats, hot flashes, mood swings, and all
of that - oh, how I respect women now!!  I have done it
twice!
Anyway, I hope David gets his machine fixed and gets to enjoy roasting
soon, whether it is with an IR2 or any other of the may ways to
roast.
Stephen
At 12:09 PM 11/15/2007, you wrote:
Stephen - I don't think you're
nuts! My oldest daughter used to be able to hear high pitched sounds very
well - so well that things that I simply did not hear would drive her
nuts. Haven't asked her recently if she still hears like that (our
hearing usually gets worse as we age - lol, I'm a perfect example of
that). 
Was just thinking how nerve wracking that must be/have been for
her....
Lynne
I will say that I have always been able to almost tune into certain
frequencies - don't think me nuts, Dave, but it is true.  And I can
hear the cracks perfectly, from the odd one that is 12 seconds before the
rest of them go to the straggler as I stretch out a roast after the first
crack and before the second.  I can tell by the sound of the crack
that it is still the first crack.  Weird, I know, but it is the
truth.
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