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CBR-101 HEATER ASSEMBLY (120v) - Pre 2017

$ 69.00

Gene Cafe CBR-101 Heater Assembly (120v)

OEM replacement heating assembly for Gene Cafe CBR-101.  For roasters manufactured 2016 and earlier. The lead wiring is approximately 16" in length.

Please note, on roasters manufactured 2017 and after the leads on this part were shortened. You will need the new style heater assembly.

Customer Reviews

Based on 52 reviews
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Carl Stolz
Great value

For the price, I think gettting the entire assembly instead of just internal parts is a great value. Installation is simple and easy this way. I couldn't be happier with my VERY OLD Gene Cafe coffee roaster, which we use constantly. This was the first "break-down" in over 12 years we've had the machine. Excellent company, excellent value in replacement parts.

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Michael K
A fine replacement (and a few tips)

My replacement heater assembly works great. With my old assembly, the roaster suddenly stopped working, with the temp never getting above room level, leading to an E4 error. A multimeter test against the heater leads showed infinite resistance, which likely means the coiled resistive wire in the assembly broke. Not a surprising outcome for a heat element after 10+ years.

A few tips:

(1) If you have an old Gene Cafe, with the old inlet temp sensor (white leads instead of blue), please note that the resistance across the old inlet sensor's leads is in the megaohms at room temp (mine is about 4.5 megaohms). The troubleshooting guide lists a much lower resistance, but that's for the new inlet sensor.

(2) While replacing the heater assembly, considering removing the fan entirely and thoroughly cleaning the screen below it.

(3) There are two metal rollers that fall out easily while doing this repair. They go back easily enough, too, but if you find them and are wondering what they are, now you have a clue.

(4) To ensure that the two roast chamber guides are rotated properly in sync, it helps to have the roast chamber installed before you screw down the new heater assembly. This is a bit of a fidgety trick, and you'll need to remove the roast chamber once everything is tightened to be able to put the cover back on. But this seems preferable to realizing afterward that the guides are not lined up.

D
Daryl Hill

The heater looks to be the same quality as the original and was easy to install. If it lasts as long as the original, everything will be perfect.

M
Michele

Thanks to a few emails back and forth with tech support, I replaced my 2012 version heater. Followed your video in the support section, and the swap was easy. I did a short run with an empty chamber to 300F to burn off the oily residue. Very happy to be roasting again!

R
Ron
The replacement heater works well

The part was pretty easy to install and I am back to roasting. Very happy.

Customer Reviews

Based on 52 reviews
96%
(50)
4%
(2)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
C
Carl Stolz
Great value

For the price, I think gettting the entire assembly instead of just internal parts is a great value. Installation is simple and easy this way. I couldn't be happier with my VERY OLD Gene Cafe coffee roaster, which we use constantly. This was the first "break-down" in over 12 years we've had the machine. Excellent company, excellent value in replacement parts.

M
Michael K
A fine replacement (and a few tips)

My replacement heater assembly works great. With my old assembly, the roaster suddenly stopped working, with the temp never getting above room level, leading to an E4 error. A multimeter test against the heater leads showed infinite resistance, which likely means the coiled resistive wire in the assembly broke. Not a surprising outcome for a heat element after 10+ years.

A few tips:

(1) If you have an old Gene Cafe, with the old inlet temp sensor (white leads instead of blue), please note that the resistance across the old inlet sensor's leads is in the megaohms at room temp (mine is about 4.5 megaohms). The troubleshooting guide lists a much lower resistance, but that's for the new inlet sensor.

(2) While replacing the heater assembly, considering removing the fan entirely and thoroughly cleaning the screen below it.

(3) There are two metal rollers that fall out easily while doing this repair. They go back easily enough, too, but if you find them and are wondering what they are, now you have a clue.

(4) To ensure that the two roast chamber guides are rotated properly in sync, it helps to have the roast chamber installed before you screw down the new heater assembly. This is a bit of a fidgety trick, and you'll need to remove the roast chamber once everything is tightened to be able to put the cover back on. But this seems preferable to realizing afterward that the guides are not lined up.

D
Daryl Hill

The heater looks to be the same quality as the original and was easy to install. If it lasts as long as the original, everything will be perfect.

M
Michele

Thanks to a few emails back and forth with tech support, I replaced my 2012 version heater. Followed your video in the support section, and the swap was easy. I did a short run with an empty chamber to 300F to burn off the oily residue. Very happy to be roasting again!

R
Ron
The replacement heater works well

The part was pretty easy to install and I am back to roasting. Very happy.

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