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Topic: Behmor Err6 (9 msgs / 199 lines)
1) From: Bob Hazen
Has anybody experienced an Err6 from your Behmor?  I was roasting a 0.85 lb batch this morning and it happened shortly after the start of the roast.  I tried again with he same results.  I usually roast 0.5 lb batches, but I was using up the last of a bag.  The manual implies this is overloading or binding of the motor, so I split the 0.85 lb load in half and successfully completed the roast.  
I have sent an inquiry to Behmor, but meanwhile, I'll be interested in the list's wisdom.
Bob
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2) From: Ray Tolar
It will probably keep doing it mine did, then started doing it in the middle
of a roast. But never fear Joe will take care of you, Takes about 20 min to
change it out including a good cleaning of that area.        Ray
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3) From: Benjamin VerHage
A few months ago I experienced the same thing. I had noticed on some prior roasts a surging sound coming from the motor, like it was struggling at some points of the revolution. I roasted a 1# batch and the drum stopped turning. I stopped, restarted, it started turning and then stopped again. At that point it displayed the err6 msg and I left it alone (lost 1# of green though...grr).
I contacted Joe and after answering some of their questions they said it was a bad motor. Instead of sending the unit in to them to be fixed, I told them I was comfortable fixing it myself. I got a new motor in 2 days and successfully replaced it. It was a piece of cake if you can work a screwdriver. Sometimes the circuitboard can be bad as well, fortunately that was not the case for me. Worked like new after the motor replacement.
Joe and his team are fantastic and will take care of you. Good luck!
Ben
From: Bob Hazen 
To: Sweet Maria's List 
Sent: Sunday, June 14, 2009 10:23:38 AM
Subject: [Homeroast] Behmor Err6
Has anybody experienced an Err6 from your Behmor?  I was roasting a 0.85 lb batch this morning and it happened shortly after the start of the roast.  I tried again with he same results.  I usually roast 0.5 lb batches, but I was using up the last of a bag.  The manual implies this is overloading or binding of the motor, so I split the 0.85 lb load in half and successfully completed the roast.  
I have sent an inquiry to Behmor, but meanwhile, I'll be interested in the list's wisdom.
Bob
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4) From: raymanowen
"Has anybody experienced an Err6 from your Behmor?"
Yes, and I quote from a couple of months ago:
"After getting an err6 message last Friday I got the Behmor back and running
less than a week later. Thanks to Joe and his guys for getting a new motor
out to me ASAP. Like everyone has said, his customer service is
second-to-none. The motor swap was pretty easy and I just finished a
cleaning cycle to test it out. Everything seems to be back to normal.
I can't wait to start drinking homeroast again. I bought some beans from a
local roaster to hold me over. I asked them what they had in the way of a
light roast and she gave me some Ethiopoa Harrar. I took a look when I got
the bag and wow...not a light roast by my definition. I do have a good use
for them, however. Since I just got my LaPavoni up and running I need to
test my Rocky to see what the best grind setting is for espresso. Should be
a good task for some overroasted Harrar!
Ben"
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5) From: Bob Hazen
Thanks, Ben.  It does indeed sound like the same situation.  Now that you 
mention it, I've heard the surging sound for a while.  When I replaced my 
afterburner a few months ago, the support from Joe's team was superb.  I 
anticipate the support will be equally good this time around.
Other threads have discussed Behmor reliability and Joe's excellent support. 
I think roasting coffee, no matter what roaster you own, is a bit like 
driving a British sports car.  You love the ride and the destination, but 
you get to work on the vehicle as part of the deal.  At least you >can< work 
on a Behmor.  Many consumer products are difficult to work on even when 
parts are available.  Coffee roasting isn't a "hands-off" endeavor.
That said, I'm sipping some Sweet Maria's Kona this morning and relishing 
the thought that only green coffee beans make their way into my house.
Bob

6) From: raymanowen
This hurts-
"... it displayed the err6 [Motor Problem] msg and I left it alone (lost 1#
of green though...grr)."
Nuts- that sounds like 1# of beans to play with!
Different cascade roast profiles- A metal bowl and a date with the freezer
would let you continue stove top roasting with fractions of the pound. Ditto
a wok in the oven.
Wooden handles might survive the heat if you cloak them in loose layers of
Aluminum foil. Don't use a wok you'd normally use on a serving buffet...
Cheers, Mabuhay, magandang Tanghali -RayO, aka Opa!
Got Grinder? The worst way to louse up 1# of nicely roasted beans- you'd
never know
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7) From: raymanowen
"...like driving a British sports car." [at Dusk]
Remembering HRH Lucas, Prince of Darkness -ro
On Sun, Jun 14, 2009 at 11:59 AM, Bob Hazen  wrote:
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8) From: Alchemist John
Unofficial tech support here.
If at all possible, don't keep using your roaster.  If you do, you 
will most likely burn out the resistor associated with motor and 
cause an err1.  At which point you will need to replace both the 
motor and circuit board.
I know Joe is currently out of the country, but Bob at tech support 
is there and should be able to get you a motor out.
At 10:59 AM 6/14/2009, you wrote:
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9) From: Bob Hazen
A big thanks, John!  The remainder of the aforementioned 0.85 lb batch is 
cooling right now.  That will be it for the Behmor until this is resolved. 
Time to press my IR1 back into service, methinks.
Bob (not Behmor Bob, though)


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