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Katherine Botelho
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  • Pompano Beach, FL
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Cocoatown Melanger Belt Change

Started this discussion. Last reply by Katherine Botelho May 29, 2012. 9 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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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 @…"
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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
Katherine Botelho replied to Clay Gordon's discussion CocoaTown TCL Specials in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"Is the CocoaT still available? If so, what is the shipping time on it?"
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Mar 1, 2012
Katherine Botelho replied to Katherine Botelho's discussion Cocoatown Melanger Belt Change
"**Update** I was able to get this changed out with no issues. I have no idea why I was lead to believe that it would be so difficult. Haha. Unfortunately, it didn't resolve the issue, which is, the machine jams up as soon as I put something in…"
Feb 29, 2012
Katherine Botelho replied to Katherine Botelho's discussion Cocoatown Melanger Belt Change
"Looks like we have different machines. Mine isn't a grinder, but a melanger ECGC-12SL.  It's a lot smaller than what you have, so I'm thinking (hoping) that it shouldn't be that difficult. Inno is offering to walk me through…"
Feb 29, 2012
Maria replied to Katherine Botelho's discussion Cocoatown Melanger Belt Change
"Hi Katherine, we have ECGC 65 A grinder from cocoatown. my husband changed the belts a week ago and it was ok. he used a wrench 19. we did not remove the motor, just raise it, but don't remove it. "
Feb 29, 2012
Katherine Botelho replied to Katherine Botelho's discussion Cocoatown Melanger Belt Change
"I don't think we're talking about the same machine. There isn't any metal coupling on the bowl. The bowl is a completely separate piece which lifts right out. I just need to flip the machine over, and remove some screws to get the…"
Feb 29, 2012
Katherine Botelho replied to Katherine Botelho's discussion Cocoatown Melanger Belt Change
"Hi Maria, thanks for the reply. I got the exact belt it needs directly from Inno Concepts, so that shouldn't be an issue. So no motor removal necessary? I actually found a tutorial online on how to replace the belt in a Santha, and I assume…"
Feb 29, 2012
Maria replied to Katherine Botelho's discussion Cocoatown Melanger Belt Change
"Yes, I have done it myself. And it's quite easy. It's very important that you find the same size of belt and to pay attention to the alignement."
Feb 29, 2012
Felipe Jaramillo F. replied to Katherine Botelho's discussion Cocoatown Melanger Belt Change
"It shouldn't be too hard to do it yourself. When I was starting out I went to a hardware shop that also repaired appliances like blenders to help me put it together.  I didn't see why the motor would need to be removed to remove the…"
Feb 28, 2012

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