Impeller Fan Oiling


#1

I got an error 01, the impeller fan does not run smooth anymore, (yes I cleaned and it not touching the back) I have both backs off (right and left) can I add some machine oil somewhere or will I need to order a new motor?


#2

Haven’t experienced that one so this is just a WAG. If it’s not running smoothly I would suspect impeller balance first. Or the easy one: the impeller isn’t tight on the shaft. Beyond that I suppose it’s down to the motor. Need to start with a trouble ticket. Can you actually feel the vibration?

Bruce


#3

Looking for a quick fix, I’m out of coffee. I filled out a ticket. I ran the bullet with both the backs off, I had to help it start up very sluggish. It won’t start on it’s own.


#4

Ahhh. I can only guess it’s worn, or oil/crud crept into the bearing from the impeller shaft. No idea how to get to the sealed bearing. Curious: what age is your exhaust fan?

Out of coffee? Yikes! I understand the urgency! I kept my old HotTop as a backup but at this point I’m not sure I could operate it without screwing up the roast.

Bruce


#5

Serial number 00185 an older one, lots of roast. I’ll have to take the Behmor out of retirement.


#6

Hope the Behmor handles coming out of retirement better than I would! :slight_smile:

Bruce


#7

Good luck. I had to go back to my old Behmor for a few weeks while waiting on an induction board. It was a rough few roasts, forgot nearly everything I knew and that machine was not happy to come out of hypersleep.


#8

Does it do this only when at F1?
You could try to do a calibration to see if that helps. Also check if the RPMs are shown in roastime.


#9

I did a calibration, I got the link from tech support. It works now but sluggish at starting up, I also tried to clean the impeller shat then dropped a couple tiny drops of oil on the shaft. I am ordering a new fan I have a feeling it’s going to bog down again.