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Topic: Freshroast SR500 died (was no subject) (2 msgs / 86 lines)
1) From: Andy Thomas
John,
I know nothing about the Freshroast SR500, but if it were me, I would do a =
web search to find out how others might have addressed a similar problem. T=
hen I would take the thing apart and look for something that is obviously a=
miss -- loose connection, scorch marks, dead animals, etc. Then I scratch m=
y head a few times and put it back together. Surprisingly,  that sometime=
s works.If you are handy with a multimeter, you can test switches, connecti=
ons, contacts, etc., and maybe discover a part that needs replacement. Good=
 luck.
 From: John M. Howison 
To: homeroast =
Sent: Saturday, December 1, 2012 11:00 AM
Subject: [Homeroast] (no subject)
 =
After a couple of years of faultless service,  my Freshroast SR 500
gave up the ghost today in the middle of a roast -- simply went dark
and silent.  Is there a likely cure -- a new switch, a new fuse, even
a new heating element.  In the olden days small appliances were
reparable.  Must I invest in a completely new device?
This disaster follows the loss of my new Handy Brew dripper, which
fell off the mug into which it was drainng and broke the handle and a
foot.  Can this admirable if flimsy device be expected to appear
shortly in a sturdier version, as the Clever Coffee Dripper did?
Oh for the days when devices such as my stove-top roaster with the
stirring device on top, bought in a Roman dime store (MAS) lasted
forty years !
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2) From: MR. ALPERN
Sounds like the problem is most likely a defective thermal fuse. They are often made in China 
and are of poor quality. I just repaired a nearly new Bodum kettle for a friend, that quit working 
because of a bad thermal fuse. If you have a multimeter, it is an easy check, but a visual inspection 
will show nothing wrong. If you don't have a multimeter, perhaps you know someone who does and 
knows how to troubleshoot with it. In the unlikely event you are a short distance from Johnson City, TN 
and care to take a drive, I would be happy to look at it for you. 
Len 
From: John M. Howison < johnmhowison > 
To: homeroast 
Sent: Saturday, December 1 , 2012 11:00 AM 
Subject: [Homeroast] (no subject) 
After a couple of years of faultless service,? my Freshroast SR 500 
gave up the ghost today in the middle of a roast -- simply went dark 
and silent.? Is there a likely cure -- a new switch, a new fuse, even 
a new heating element.? In the olden days small appliances were 
reparable.? Must I invest in a completely new device? 
This disaster follows the loss of my new Handy Brew dripper, which 
fell off the mug into which it was drainng and broke the handle and a 
foot.? Can this admirable if flimsy device be expected to appear 
shortly in a sturdier version, as the Clever Coffee Dripper did? 
Oh for the days when devices such as my stove-top roaster with the 
stirring device on top, bought in a Roman dime store (MAS) lasted 
forty years !
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