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GC Heater Failure
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Well, it finally happened. After about 5 years and an unknown number of roasts (has to be 300 or more), the heater in the GC finally failed. I do back to back roasts with E-stop/dump every time. Sometimes 6 roasts back to back. I don't run a cooling cycle in between. I just dump and add the next batch and set it on 300 for a couple minutes to start the roast. Everything I have read here says not to do that, but I got good results doing it anyway. I don't know if I got lucky, or what, but I think I got a good lifespan out of the original element. When it failed, it would only reach about 437 or so and then cycle up/down. First time it did this, I threw away one batch that I couldn't finish. I tried again the next day and got 1 good roast, then the same failure.

Good news is that a new heating element did the trick. I did an empty run up to 482. It took 8:30 to hit max temp. Acceptable time. I roasted 6 batches (I always load 226g) tonight. All hit good times and nice roast results. So I am very happy to say the old roaster is back in business. Good thing. I was getting sick of tea instead of coffee in the morning!
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