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Katherine Botelho
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  • Pompano Beach, FL
  • United States
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Cocoatown Melanger Belt Change

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ben Rasmussen on Thursday. 18 Replies

It's time for my first belt change on my Cocoatown Melanger. Inno Concepts tells me that I shouldn't attempt this myself, and that the motor "may" need to be removed in order to change the belt. Has…Continue

 

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Ben Rasmussen replied to Katherine Botelho's discussion Cocoatown Melanger Belt Change
"If I remember correctly, I think the belts on the small melangers are about 3 feet long."
Thursday
Francis Murchison replied to Katherine Botelho's discussion Cocoatown Melanger Belt Change
"Hi Ben, Could you tell me an approximate length on that belt? I'm looking to order one of the Powertwist belts. "
Sep 24
Laurie Rice replied to Katherine Botelho's discussion Cocoatown Melanger Belt Change
"Hi Katherine, would you mind sharing how you changed the belt on Cocoatown's SL12?  I'll be doing the same thing as soon as my new on arrives and would love to hear how you did it.  Thanks!"
Jul 18
Cat Ankerson replied to Katherine Botelho's discussion Cocoatown Melanger Belt Change
"Great! Thank you so much."
Apr 29
Ben Rasmussen replied to Katherine Botelho's discussion Cocoatown Melanger Belt Change
"The older model ECGC12 that I had used a 3/8" width belt. I'm not sure what the newer model ECGC12SL uses, but I'd assume it is the same. I don't know how long it was/is, but it doesn't really matter since the link…"
Apr 29
Cat Ankerson replied to Katherine Botelho's discussion Cocoatown Melanger Belt Change
"Thank you Katherine for the tip. However, I am here in Ecuador and it's a real challenge to find the replacement with that information. But I did manage to find on today after visiting a million shops. Hope it works. I will however with more…"
Apr 28
Ben Rasmussen replied to Katherine Botelho's discussion Cocoatown Melanger Belt Change
"I'd really recommend switching to the PowerTwist fiberglass link belt that Felipe linked above. They don't stretch and you'll probably never need to replace it. I ran a few Cocoatown ECGC-12s for 3 years or so using them without ever…"
Apr 28
Katherine Botelho replied to Katherine Botelho's discussion Cocoatown Melanger Belt Change
"Hi Cat, On my receipt, it said "Belt for ECGC12SL Deluxe Melanger". If you have the same model, this is what you need. If not, call them & give them the model #, and they'll be able to provide the correct item. Good luck!"
Apr 28
Cat Ankerson replied to Katherine Botelho's discussion Cocoatown Melanger Belt Change
"Hi, i'm trying to find the belt to relace the snapped one and i was wondering if you could tell me the code of the belt you bought since their seems to be a variety of sizes..... or which one you bought on Inno Concepts? thank you!!"
Apr 28
Katherine Botelho and Mark Gerrits are now friends
Apr 23
Katherine Botelho and David Gomes de Freitas are now friends
Jul 13, 2013
Katherine Botelho and NutraRich Philippines are now friends
Jun 27, 2013
Katherine Botelho replied to Brent Davis's discussion Wholesale Bean Suppliers in the US? in the group Startup Central
"Hi Tatiana, I know this post is a yr old, but am wondering if you still have beans available from your FL warehouse, and also which area of FL.  I'm just starting out, and won't need huge quantities at first.  I can be reached @…"
Jun 3, 2013
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Jun 3, 2013
Katherine Botelho replied to Katherine Botelho's discussion Cocoatown Melanger Belt Change
"The issue was that the seal on the bottom of the drum wore away, thus creating an air vacuum which stopped the drum from having enough power to spin. I resealed the drum using some food grade epoxy, and voila, issue resolved!"
May 29, 2012
rene replied to Katherine Botelho's discussion Cocoatown Melanger Belt Change
"before you add stuff make sure they are pre-warmed and fluid and add little by little...not all together. help with hot air gun if needed :)"
May 29, 2012

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Softened dark chocolate slice with raspberry sauce served as dessert. I'll never forget it.
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