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Topic: new subject cleaning the behmor (2 msgs / 71 lines)
1) From: =?iso-8859-1?Q?Claus_Th=F8gersen?=
Hi,
It seems as if I can only reply to topics on the list, not start my own 
topics, so I will change this one somewhat.
The suggested cleaning of the Behmor, the one where you take off the right 
side, and clean the fan and the boards, does it really help?
I tried it a few months ago after about 8 months of roasting, but I could 
not find any chaff inside.
Do you have to do something to get into the boards. I could only find a lot 
of isolation and the fan, but not really any boards in there.
 One reason can be that I am blind, and maybe I have not inspected the 
inside closely enough?
Claus

2) From: Yakster
Claus,
I have not noticed a build up of the lint or dust that is described in the
critical update on the Behmor Site (http://behmor.com/pdf/Manual_Update_3.1-Interior_Maintenance_and_DC_Fan.pdf)but I do remove the right side panel about every three months and clean the
dust and chaff out.  I have an attachment on my shop vac that tapers to a
long, narrow tube that I will feed down along the openings to the other side
and I try and vacuum and blow out with a can of dusting air any chaff that
gets stuck behind the control board.  The control board is right behind the
right side panel on my Behmor, can't miss it.
I also take some simple green and clean the build up of oils on the exhaust
vent.  I once took off the whole back to get to the long cylindrical
squirrel cage fan to clean that out but didn't see much in there so I
haven't been back to that part of the roaster since.
I have read enough emails about different roasters, though, to know that
chaff likes to get into knocks and crannies so I think it is worth the
effort to pull the panel off on the right side.
My dad gave me a monster shop-vac (Greenlee stainless steel job) that sits
next to me in front of my bench ready to clean up all the flying chaff and
cool the beans when I dump them out of the drum.  It comes in handy.
-Chris
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