Krups GVX2-12 Electric Burr Grinder - Answered Questions & Fixed issues

It's pretty simple when you know how.
Yeh, it's a very cheap Grinder to replace (£30) but when you can buy a pair of burr plates at £8 which includes p&p, it's worth the 40 minute fix, even if for curiosity and satisfaction!

Krups GVX2-12... | Answered on Jul 10, 2019 | 291 views

I experienced the same problem with my GVX2 grinder: after pushing the start button the motor starts but immediately stops.

It appeared that the capacitor C1 (0,47 uF/275V X2) that reduces the high AC voltage in the power supply was damaged. After replacing this capacitor the machine runs perfect again.

WARNING: the GVX2 has a power supply without transformer so it's extremely dangerous to work on it while connected to 220 V AC supply. Always disconnect the equipment from the high voltage AC power supply before opening it and before working on it ! Don't touch anything when the case is removed and when it's connected to higher power (eg 220 V AC) supply.

Attached for your convenience - and without any liability or warranty from me - the schematics I've drawn from the printed circuit board of my apparatus. It your own responsibility to check if it is right and if it can be applied to your own apparatus.


Krups GVX2-12... | Answered on May 20, 2018 | 1,246 views

If NO LIGHTS come on and not a single thing operates, I too would say that it's most probably the THERMAL SWITCH, activated when the motor gets too hot and is in danger of damage. A very cheap electronic device, quick and easy to remove and replace.

Krups GVX2-12... | Answered on Nov 26, 2014 | 161 views

If switch operation is erratic, it probably will be necessary to replace it.

Krups GVX2-12... | Answered on Jun 21, 2014 | 228 views

Open the grinder by removing both knobs.
The front knob is held in place by friction. Use two flat head screwdrivers to pry it off.
The side knob is held in by tabs you have to push. Pry forward to expose the tab, and use another screwdriver to press the tab, and use the other screwdriver to press the tab on the other side.
Now look at the bottom of the grinder. There are four tabs on the outer shell, use screwdriver s to pry the tabs to separate the bottom of the grinder from the shell, and pull off the shell. Your fuse should be attached to the motor wiring coil.

Krups GVX2-12... | Answered on Nov 01, 2018 | 3,244 views

some grinders had gotten lodged in the smaller crack between the grinder cover and the case, preventing it from settling in . cleaned with small knife, wallah!

Krups GVX2-12... | Answered on Apr 29, 2013 | 2,807 views

Just adding to dhelkamp's instructions (which helped me immensely!).

The front quantity knob kan be pulled right out - it's held in place by friction only.

The side knob has 3 latches holding it in place. Releasing 2 is sufficient. Use 2 small flat screwdrivers.

As for the assembly, there are 4 latches in the inner assembly holding it in place. The location of these latches can be seen by looking at the edge of the outer shell. The front latches are just behind the holes for the rubber feet, and the rear latches are just in front of the rear holes. Use a flat screwdriver to release one of the front latches, while pressing down on the outer shell - it should give way 1-2 mm. Repeat on each of the other 3 latches, whilst keeping pressure on the outer shell. The cover should easily slide off the grinder assembly. Beware of getting pinched!

Krups GVX2-12... | Answered on Jun 03, 2012 | 3,564 views

I know that this machine is sensitive with the lids needing to be securely fastened (both the top and the plastic catch bottom container) maybe that is it.

Krups GVX2-12... | Answered on Jan 15, 2012 | 735 views

Ther is no fuse, You can replace the diodes that was burned up.

Krups GVX2-12... | Answered on Feb 20, 2011 | 215 views

Check all connections and plug then after that it is a short behind the switch and will need to be sent back to the manufacturer.

Krups GVX2-12... | Answered on May 20, 2010 | 675 views

Most plastic products contain enough carbon black to neutralise this problem. Obviously not with yours.

Try a camera accessory cleaning cloth - specifically anti-static.

Cleaning less often will also help, and maybe a quick brush out would result in less mess.

Natural fibres like cotton cloths or bristle brushes will also help.

Coffee naturally has oils that, if left on, will eliminate this problem anyway.

Krups GVX2-12... | Answered on Feb 07, 2010 | 816 views

There is LIKELY a safety interlock switch for the lid to prevent operation if the lid is not down tight. Suspect the problem is with the switch or an latch that holds the lid.

Krups GVX2-12... | Answered on Jan 12, 2010 | 295 views

The Krups Burr Grinder GVX2 featured in the picture is not a coffee maker, per se, it only grind coffee beans to use in other coffee makers. It is a lousy machine, and I would recommend returning it or not buying it.
DO NOT PUT WATER INTO THIS MACHINE. It will cause electric shock.

Krups GVX2-12... | Answered on Jan 09, 2009 | 283 views


The GVX2 has two micro switches. one on the top hopper (in the groove on right hand side) and the other in the space the coffee holder (collector) fits into.

The coffee collector micro switch is activated by the lid of the collector.

You have to listen for a small "click" as you place the hopper on and again as you insert the coffee collector.


Philip Williams

Krups GVX2-12... | Answered on Oct 07, 2008 | 1,032 views

Mine had a piece of the top/bean lid broken off and lodged in the groove preventing the lid from going down far enough to release the safety switch which is on the right (as you look at the front) in the bottom of the groove. Note that there is another safety switch in the body of the grinder above where the ground coffee comes out that must be working as well.


Krups GVX2-12... | Answered on Jan 31, 2009 | 882 views

First, unlock and unscrew the upper burr carrier. Clean and check the upper burr by gently running your finger over the teeth in the cutting direction. It shoild feel moderately sharp. If it feels very blunt, look at the teeth under a good light. If you see a substantial "flat spot" at the top of the teeth, probably the burr set will need replacement.
For the bottom burr, clean carefully its teeth, and the entire area in which it is housed. Include the outlet orofice as well. You may find a lot of oily deposits within here, so just clean them off as best as possible.
When all is clean, insert the top burr holder back in place. Screw it down until both burrs touch, then back it off (say) 1/4 turn, and lock.
Put some beans in the top, and switch on. Adjust the top burr until the desired grind is obtained.
The ground coffee should feel like a coarse sand when close to the desired grind size.

Krups GVX2-12... | Answered on Mar 14, 2008 | 1,175 views

Sound like it's choked up with grounds and oil. Burrs may also be blunt. U need to dismantle and clean/ check burrs, passages and body. If you can see "flats" on the burrs or they feel not sharp when you check with finger, they should be replaced.

Krups GVX2-12... | Answered on Dec 28, 2008 | 727 views

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Krups Coffee... | Answered on Jul 13, 2019 | 12 views

You can only get that wheel as part of the grinder, it is not possible to remove the burr to replace the plastic part. It's factory fit during manufacture. There are 2 reasons I'm aware of to cause that, rarely it can be a stone in the beans but more likely you have an internal leak causing the grounds to bind up together from the steamy environment within the housings. Also if the relief valve in the distributor is sticking it can cause the chamber to stay very wet.

Krups Coffee... | Answered on Jun 28, 2019 | 26 views

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