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    Gene Cafe saved by avacuppa

    My trusty ten-year-old Gene Cafe roaster stopped working recently with an E4 error. Disaster, I thought. (I really didn't want to have to go searching for a new roaster, let alone fork out funds for one. And I can't remember where I put the popcorn maker I used to use )

    Thankfully the disaster was averted. I found that it was the heater assembly. Avacuppa sells spares. It took a little while, but thanks to YouTube I was able to replace the part and it's all working again.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DoGZMVFZVAo
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keWL0HhqL0o

    I don't know how long it will last, because while disassembling it I noticed a crack in the plastic on the side where the heat comes through. Hopefully it will be able to survive a few more years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bogongtiger View Post
    I don't know how long it will last, because while disassembling it I noticed a crack in the plastic on the side where the heat comes through. Hopefully it will be able to survive a few more years.
    I was in Bunnings today and saw some silicon tape that can take up to 260 degC and another brand that can manag 200 deg. It's in the duct tape section.

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    Thanks, flynnaus. What excellent advice. I'll get some and see how it goes. The crack doesn't seem to be all the way through so a patch job might be enough to keep me going till I win Tatts

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    The Gene is well worth saving. Mine is 18 months old and superb!

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