My Whisper Mill just died this morning.
I was grinding Spelt [to make the bread I needed to make today], the WM clogged up the shoot, and instantly shut off itself, fuse throw. Fine, that happens sometimes with spelt. No biggie. It happens so fast.
I cleaned the flour shoots all out, dumped out the grain left in the “hopper”, re-set the fuse switched, turned it on, voila, it worked only to within a few seconds start sending up black whisps of smoke and flipped off again.
Or course this all happened in a split second time frame, hardly any time between things happening. No time to react any faster than the machine itself died as doing.
I am totally deflated over this.
At least I have enough flour for a couple loaves of bread … but I can only hope my lifetime warranty will cover what happened.
I think, hope, hope, hope, it’s just the fuse.
But it means sending it away to Utah to be inspected/fixed.
This has reinforced the idea that I love my WhisperMill, but would love to have a CountryLiving motorized mill too.
My old standby is a Kitchen Aide Grain Mill attachment. I am too spoiled to ruin my Kitchen Aide by grinding rough flour out of grain to make a measly small loaf in 100 times the time it takes to get enough fine flour to make 6 loaves or more with the WhisperMill. Grrr.
I figured this day would come sometime. Just wasn’t hoping it would be so soon.
Some people don’t seem to have trouble with their WM’s … well the old models seemed to have worked better, so I’ve heard. I didn’t get into the market for a mill until WM had changed manufacturing to Korea. I then waited until the supposed bugs were worked out of their new facility manufacturing of WM’s. So I’ve had it for … over 3 years, I think. Years are running together for me, and I can’t distinguish time periods of some things :veryshocked:
It figures this happened today too, feeling so dull myself, full of words that I write and delete, rain, overcast weather, blahs.