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    For lack of a better place to put this Im just going to make a new thread. Well, finally the weather in Wellington cleared up so I decided to get a roast on (I havent been able to get one done for about 3 weeks now). I got out, got all my gear prepped and then disaster struck - the belt connecting the motor to the agitator in the BM snapped!

    I tried to repair it by weaving copper wire into it but to no avail. The belt, she is no more.



    Oh woe is me. However, thankfully I hadnt given the popper away so I sat down and did 500gm in that (spread over 5 roasts - yes I had a lot of free time that day).

    My question to you, fellow CSers, where can I get another one of these belts? Im not sure a parts place would have one because it is a very old BM. I was wondering if a hobby shop would stock this kind of thing or if I can maybe fabricate one myself out of common household materials. Worst case scenario is I go scouting for another breadmaker like this and grab the belt out of that one.

    What do we think?

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    Knowing nothing about BMs I can only comment on replacement parts. Go toe manufacturer or other appliance service techs with the belt. If they havent got the exact one, they may have one that is similar or will fit your machine.

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    • #3
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      You could try a sewing machine shop/repairer - they have light-weight belts. An auto-electrician might also have something?

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      • #4
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        Ok, well. I feel silly now because the problem is solved. However, it was a pretty bizarre ending.

        I wandered down the road to a small electrical place who Ive been to before about various things and showed him the belt.

        Him: "Oh no, I dont have anything like that Im afraid. Whats it from?"

        Me: "An old Sunbeam Bakehouse breadmaker"

        Him: "Does it look like this one?"

        He then pulls from under the counter the exact same model breadmaker as mine and says that he was just about to take it to the dump because some bearings are jammed and he cant get replacement parts for it. So he gave it to me for free.

        Problem solved eh?

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        • #5
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          Queue the Twilight Zone music.

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          • #6
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            Shut UP! Thats nuts..... and really creepy.

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            • #7
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              Im always a bit creeped out when I go in there because the guy behind the counter looks and sounds like Eric Idle playing a character in a Python skit. Anyway, Ive pulled apart the new BM and there doesnt seem to be any kind of bomb or hidden camera inside so I think Ill keep it.

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              • #8
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                Originally posted by 22a link=1220570246/0#6 date=1220576381
                Im always a bit creeped out when I go in there because the guy behind the counter looks and sounds like Eric Idle playing a character in a Python skit. Anyway, Ive pulled apart the new BM and there doesnt seem to be any kind of bomb or hidden camera inside so I think Ill keep it.
                That BM is not dead. Its pining for the fjords.

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                • #9
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                  The Norweigian Blue Breadmaker?

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                  • #10
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                    I was 5 minutes into a 600g roast yesterday when the little agitation arm under the bucket decided to come loose so I had to shut down, empty the bucket and reattach the thingemejig, I restarted the roast and brought it up to 130C fairly quickly and then continued on with roast, it looked and smelt great at the end so hopefully the little break in between wont affect the result too much!!

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                    • #11
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                      greenman - I had to do the same thing with one of my recent roasts. Finished without issues and cupped very nicely. So there shouldnt be any problem with it.

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                      • #12
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                        You just need to keep a reserve device handy. Providing the power source can cope with the remaining time of the roast you wont even have to stop They even come in a range of sizes and constantly variable speed control for faster or slower bean agitation

                        A little spooky on the new belt but

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                        • #13
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                          That appears a little high tech for me ;D ;D

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                          • #14
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                            I have one of those that I used to use pre-corretto.
                            Its been sitting in the corretto between the pan and the side (just in case) ever since it retired.

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                            • #15
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                              Originally posted by Thundergod link=1220570246/0#13 date=1220707163
                              I have one of those that I used to use pre-corretto.
                              Its been sitting in the corretto between the pan and the side (just in case) ever since it retired.
                              Me too ;D... Except mine is just a short length of 9mm dowel,

                              Mal.

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