After a deep cleaning, and then no roasting for a month, I just charged with a new roast and when I put in the beans - 750gm - the drum completely stops! I’ve tried twice - same result. Obviously dangerous and I moved it to cooling, took off the chafe’s collector and got the drum moving enough to dump the charred beans. The belt is on and it seems to move as expected when pre-heating and cooling. But with a charge of my normal amount it simply stops moving. The belt is not slipping and no grinding.
What could be going on?
I’ll cool it down and take it apart on the front end but all looks ok from the outside.