I performed the second deep clean on the bullet as I have started roasting more for friends and family, and, well, it is just a good idea.
After finishing, I made my first mistake. I buttoned up the machine and put it away without turning it on and making sure everything was aligned correctly.
Today I got out the roaster and was ready to cook some nice Brazilian beans. But when I started the recipe, a horrible sound came from the drum, and an obviously oscillating drum made its discomfort known to me.
Looking closely in was obvious that I had not attached the front plate correctly, with the bearing smack dam in the middle. That was my second mistake.
So I took the little fellow apart, and realigned the drum and the faceplate. That is when I made my third mistake. I has actually MIS-aligned the drum to the face plate, and it wobbled once again.
I don’t mind taking the thing apart (it helps me practice patience, of which I have too little) and slows me down.
This time it looked good, and I reassembled the whole thing - the trier, the weighted handle the top cover, the micro-USB (which is installed upside down, but I can’t do anything about that) and turned on the recipe one more.
That is when I realized I made my FOURTH mistake. I had turned the set-screw of the weighted handle in TOO FAR into the drum, and oh my goodness, I hope you never have to hear that sound. It was terrible.
But I was able to stop the drum before any damage as done (or at least I hope there was no damage done) Re set the set screw so it doesn’t impede the drum, and finish my roast.
So here’s my tip: Double check alignment, and triple check that darned set screw!