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02-07-2005, 09:29 PM
hey y'all...i just bough an excalibur on e-bay (yes i know i have a problem with shopping on the internet...no more...i've banned myself from my credit card) anyway...it came today...do you guys know how long it takes for it to heat up? i've been running it now for about 45 minutes and it's still cold...the fan works though...aaaahhhhh...it's brobably broken...the guy said that he didn't know if it worked cause he bought it at a garage sale...he said that he plugged it in and the fan worked but he didn't know if it heated or not...he was probably bullshitting...damn i'm too gullable...anyhoo...if it doesn't work i'm just gonna have to get the heater fixed...can't be too expensive...hughh
02-07-2005, 09:46 PM
Sorry Amethyst Rain. I don't have that brand of dehydrator. But it sould heat up right away. Yep. Something is wrong with the heating element. Not sure who would be able to fix that either. There used to be lots of people around that could fix small appliances but with our throw away society now those people are hard to come by. Good luck.
I sure hope you didn't pay too much for it. :o
02-07-2005, 09:53 PM
thanx :( ...the tattoo shop i work at is above a TV and electronics repair store...the guy who owns it also owns the building so i know him...i'm gonna ask him if he can fix it...hope hope hope :)
02-07-2005, 10:33 PM
I don't know for sure, but, my Excalibur never really heats up. It just distributes air and takes the moisture out of the food. I have not turned mine up above 115 degrees, so perhaps above that they can get hot. My things take an average of about 2 days to dehydrate.
I hope that helps.
02-07-2005, 10:35 PM
hmmmm...thanx...but shouldn't the air be a little warm? that's what i've heard anyways...hehehe maybe yours is broken, too ;)
02-07-2005, 10:39 PM
Ha ha ha. Maybe mine too is broken! But, I don't think so. It is just supposed to get rid of moisture.
I have also read, that some people turn their dehydrator up higher than 115, because they say that just because the internal temp of the dehydrator is at 125, the food is just at 115 or something like that. I don't know if that is true or not, but I have read things like that.
Well, I will just stick with things taking a couple of days to dehydrate!
02-07-2005, 10:55 PM
ok...i'll try it and see..thanx
Sharon in Colorado
02-07-2005, 11:13 PM
You definately need warm air in there. And when the unit it closed, and you put your hand on it, it should feel warm.
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