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Briel Java coffee grinder doser failure

My doser lever failed. I diassembled the doser housing (three screws in the base) and found the return spring had fractured. I did not have any spring steel (such as a piece of clock spring) so I found it possible to cut a piece out of an old feeler gauge (38 thou) using tinsnips. I cut to the correct length and glued into the plastic housing as originally -just saved myself $100 and more importantly to me, all the pain of getting the grind setting correct on a replacement grinder

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how do you remove an Ignition Lock Cylinder from a 91 saab 900s


Option A
  1. remove driver side seat
  2. insert the key and turn to midway between "lock" and "accessories" position,
  3. push stiff wire tool such as metal coat hanger, into the hole in the side of the gear housing at the ignition lock, to push in the spring loaded pin in the housing
  4. while pushing on the pin, pull out on the key to remove the cylinder
  5. to re-assemble, reverse the procedure; check that the tooth segment driver pins in the gear lever housing are in the correct position to receive the new cylinder
  6. push in the spring again, and insert the cylinder until it clicks

Option B
  1. Cut down a spare key so that it's about 1.5 inch long measured from the tip, and has no lobes.
  2. unscrew the console: two screws under the shifter boot, two screws in the rear base visible after removing the ashtray.
  3. insert the key in the ignition, turn to "run", put shifter in neutral.
  4. lift console up on shifter lever, if necessary you can undo the three Torx T25 bolts holding shifter into base and lift it out, to completely remove the console.
  5. undo the gear lever housing nuts, needs a special Saab tool but you can make one yourself, it just has three tabs equidistantly spaced - here's a pic, 13c7448.jpegfrom saabcentral forums
  6. remove the lever housing, place in a vice, and follow Option A above.

Feb 16, 2010 | 1991 Saab 900

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Grinder grinds but when I try to dose it won't turn inside to dose.


Doser lever failed. I diassembled the doser housing (three screws in the base) and found the return spring had fractured. I did not have any spring steel (such as a piece of clock spring) so I found it possible to cut a piece out of an old feeler gauge (38 thou) using tinsnips. I cut to the correct length and glued into the plastic housing as originally -just saved myself $100 and more importantly to me, all the pain of getting the grind setting correct on a replacement grinder

Nov 24, 2009 | Mazzer Coffee Makers & Espresso Machines

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Hello. I am looking for a resevoir that the coffee grinds go into for a Briel CG-5


My doser lever failed. I diassembled the doser housing (three screws in the base) and found the return spring had fractured. I did not have any spring steel (such as a piece of clock spring) so I found it possible to cut a piece out of an old feeler gauge (38 thou) using tinsnips. I cut to the correct length and glued into the plastic housing as originally -just saved myself $100 and more importantly to me, all the pain of getting the grind setting correct on a replacement grinder. You can also buy from Portugal Anabela Maia de Sousa After Sales Services Briel - Industria de Electrodomesticos, S.A. Rua Sidonio Pais, 390 - Lugar do Rio 4475-498 Nogueira da Maia - Portugal anabela@briel.pt www.briel.pt
Tel: +351 22 961 9430 Fax: +351 22 961 9435

Nov 23, 2009 | Briel Coffee Makers & Espresso Machines

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I have a Rocky Grinder. The spring that pulls the


no, dont worry. Just return the lever by hand. Replace the spring and it will break again. It is a hassle to replace and not having it will not affect the function

Sep 19, 2009 | Rancilio Rocky Espresso Coffee Grinder -...

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