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    Behmor 1600 blows fuse when pressing start

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    I bought my Behmor 1600 in 2010 here from Coffee Snobs. It has been a good roaster and after a few attempts I got really got coffee out of it. About three and a half years ago the following happened: I have set up a profile, program and weight, had the beans in the basket and pressed start. As soon as I had done this the safety switch for that circuit came out. I unplugged the Behmor, put the switch back up. After repeating the steps above and pressing the start button the safety switch came out again.
    I haven't used my Behmor since then because my of EM9610 gave up as well (mechanical problem) I have only made stove and plunger coffee.
    Recently, after saving up for a while, I bought a Profitec Pro 500. Now I am of course interested again in roasting my own coffee. I have opened the side panel to have a look but I cannot see any obvious faults. Since this only happens when I press the start button I suspect the fault to be in the heat element or motor. Has this happen to other users before and if yes how did you fix it or how did you get it fixed?

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    Unplug element (one at a time if it has more than one). Plug back in and try again. Best to use a rcd protected power point or power box. This will isolate and test the element. Replace faulty element when you find it.
    Be aware if unit is plugged in and on, the element will be live. It will be switched on the neutral. Caution 240v can kill you

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    Quote Originally Posted by mipl View Post
    Hi

    I bought my Behmor 1600 in 2010 here from Coffee Snobs. It has been a good roaster and after a few attempts I got really got coffee out of it. About three and a half years ago the following happened: I have set up a profile, program and weight, had the beans in the basket and pressed start. As soon as I had done this the safety switch for that circuit came out. I unplugged the Behmor, put the switch back up. After repeating the steps above and pressing the start button the safety switch came out again.
    I haven't used my Behmor since then because my of EM9610 gave up as well (mechanical problem) I have only made stove and plunger coffee.
    Recently, after saving up for a while, I bought a Profitec Pro 500. Now I am of course interested again in roasting my own coffee. I have opened the side panel to have a look but I cannot see any obvious faults. Since this only happens when I press the start button I suspect the fault to be in the heat element or motor. Has this happen to other users before and if yes how did you fix it or how did you get it fixed?

    Michael
    Before you go ripping the machine open, it wouldn't hurt to try the self diagnosis routine. Switch off at the power point, then turn back on again while holding down the 'start' button. The diagnosis codes are available here:

    https://coffeesnobs.com.au/roasters/...pretation.html

    I had vaguely similar symptoms (not shorting out a circuit breaker, but machine failing after hitting 'start'. Ended up replacing the side printed circuit board (with Andy's kind help).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry O'Speedwagon View Post
    Before you go ripping the machine open, it wouldn't hurt to try the self diagnosis routine. Switch off at the power point, then turn back on again while holding down the 'start' button. The diagnosis codes are available here:

    https://coffeesnobs.com.au/roasters/...pretation.html

    I had vaguely similar symptoms (not shorting out a circuit breaker, but machine failing after hitting 'start'. Ended up replacing the side printed circuit board (with Andy's kind help).
    Thanks Barry, I will try that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry O'Speedwagon View Post
    Before you go ripping the machine open, it wouldn't hurt to try the self diagnosis routine. Switch off at the power point, then turn back on again while holding down the 'start' button. The diagnosis codes are available here:

    https://coffeesnobs.com.au/roasters/...pretation.html

    I had vaguely similar symptoms (not shorting out a circuit breaker, but machine failing after hitting 'start'. Ended up replacing the side printed circuit board (with Andy's kind help).
    Hi

    I ran the test and it ended with 00 54 blinking twice. So does that means it is ok?? It is dark outside at the moment so I don't want to start it :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mipl View Post
    Hi

    I ran the test and it ended with 00 54 blinking twice. So does that means it is ok?? It is dark outside at the moment so I don't want to start it :-)

    Well, I'd ideally plug it through an rcd protected board or power point as Jackster suggests. Out of interest, when the unit caused the circuit breaker to trip some years back, did you have other appliances (fridges, dryers etc) drawing heavily on the same circuit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry O'Speedwagon View Post
    Well, I'd ideally plug it through an rcd protected board or power point as Jackster suggests. Out of interest, when the unit caused the circuit breaker to trip some years back, did you have other appliances (fridges, dryers etc) drawing heavily on the same circuit?
    No, I don't think so. I have used the roaster for about 2 years on that circuit without probs. I will try to run it again on the weekend and keep you updated.

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    Now it is getting strange! I bought a HPM power board today from Bunnings with RCD protection. Plugged the Behmor in, pressed start. And you know what, it started. I stopped it after a few seconds but I could feel that the heater started. So everything seems to be ok now. It plugged it in without the power board, same thing ok.
    So next thing I will do is to order the Plus upgrade and some beans. :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by mipl View Post
    Now it is getting strange! I bought a HPM power board today from Bunnings with RCD protection. Plugged the Behmor in, pressed start. And you know what, it started. I stopped it after a few seconds but I could feel that the heater started. So everything seems to be ok now. It plugged it in without the power board, same thing ok.
    So next thing I will do is to order the Plus upgrade and some beans. :-)
    Just out of interest, did you have the cylindrical basket and chaff collector in when you tried the roaster today?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry O'Speedwagon View Post
    Just out of interest, did you have the cylindrical basket and chaff collector in when you tried the roaster today?
    Nope. Maybe I should try that as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mipl View Post
    Nope. Maybe I should try that as well.

    Done that. Let it heat up for about 4 minutes the pressed cool, no probs at all. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mipl View Post
    Done that. Let it heat up for about 4 minutes the pressed cool, no probs at all. :-)

    Excellent, so it's not a problem with the chaff tray catching the cylinder and causing it to jam at the start. All sounds promising.
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    Just received my fresh beans and the 1600 plus upgrade. Will give it a shot tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mipl View Post
    Just received my fresh beans and the 1600 plus upgrade. Will give it a shot tonight.
    Roasted two batches, Yirgacheffe and Ceja de Silva AAA. Turned out beautifully.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mipl View Post
    Roasted two batches, Yirgacheffe and Ceja de Silva AAA. Turned out beautifully.
    Nice, looks good. Put them together, great blend!

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    Nice, looks good. Put them together, great blend!
    Yup, That's the plan, at least for some of it. :-)

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