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Thread: Behmor 1600 Plus squeaking

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    Behmor 1600 Plus squeaking

    My roaster has developed a slight squeak when the drum rotates. Not affecting anything yet but am worried it could develop into a bigger problem. Any thoughts or suggestions?

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    The squeak is likely coming from where the drum rests on the bracket on the left side. Put a dab of Olive or other high temp food grade oil on the bracket where the drum rests and in the slot on the drum that sits on the bracket. Repeat as needed as the oil wears off.


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    Yeh, either do what Java says, or set some mouse traps.
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    Thanks for quick reply guys. I will try the olive oil suggestion! Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geoff View Post
    Thanks for quick reply guys. I will try the olive oil suggestion! Cheers.
    It that doesn't work, just check whether the noise persists if you start the roaster without the chaff tray installed. The chaff tray can warp slightly and brush against the basket.

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    No more squeaks! Proving that I don't have mice in the garage. Used ricebran oil as it has a very high smokepoint at 254 Celsius. But that's another topic.....
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    Although rice bran oil is more resistant than most, it will eventually oxidatively polymerise forming a gummy paint like substance with long exposure to high temperatures. This behaviour is common to all polyunsaturated oils as the double bonds (the unsaturated bits) allow them to link together.

    Food grade lubricants are normally totally synthetic, you can buy the one Inox makes at your local Jaycar shop.
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    Ahhh yep mine does that, I just ignored it XD

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    I used just the tiniest smear of a high quality food safe silicone grease as described by Lyrebird in my Behmor when I had one. It even resisted the regular "Clean Green" sessions I did really well too. Probably after every 20 or so batches, another very slight smear was applied and away we went again...

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    Ahhh yep mine does that, I just ignored it XD
    I tried that fix. Worked perfectly till one of the kids asked what that noise was.
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