I started grinding some almonds and one got stuck in the blades and it stopped working and it has a smell of burnt windings..how do I open the little buger to see the insides?
is there a repair manual somewhere I can download
Unfortunately you cannot solve this problem. Everything inside in not serviceable. The grinder is strictly a use and throw away unit. I would suggest keeping the plastic cap though if it is in good condition. I have owned 3 and all of them have had to be replaced just because the cap cracked. Both GE and Hamilton Beach make the same grinder. Start your search there. They are on ebay for around 20 bucks. Hope this helped.
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
Tools required: Large blade and medium Phillips head screwdrivers
In order to adjust the grind, follow these steps (Refer to
1. Remove all coffee from the hopper.
2. Set selector knob to the finest setting (Espresso or Turkish)
depending on the model.
3. Loosen both knob retainer screws in selector knob one turn only.
4. While pressing the bag switch, located behind the spout, press the
START button so that the grinder will run during adjustment.
810 model - Press the ON or START button so that the grinder will
run during adjustment.
5. With the grinder still running, turn the adjusting screw in the center
of the selector knob slowly to the right until a slight clicking noise is
heard. Immediately turn the adjusting screw to the left one grind setting. This is the finest grind obtainable.
6. Tighten both of the knob retainer screws. Once the ESPRESSO grind has been set (Turkish for Model 835,
875, 890), the other grind settings will automatically set correctly.
7. Press the STOP or OFF button.
IMPORTANT: Always be sure the grinding burrs are not touching while the machine is running on the
ESPRESSO/TURKISH setting. Otherwise serious damage to the motor may result.
Before I would assume it is the motor, I would double check the switch that will not let it run if the cup is not pushed in all the way...
make sure there are no bits of coffe in the way keeping the cup out just a bit. it needs to be seated perfectly for the grinder to run...
If all that checks out then probably either the motor or the switch has gone bad....
If that is the case you might better throw out this one and nuy a new one... there are selling for 20-30 bucks new...not worth spending much time on to fix...
This model grinder won't do espresso. There is a DIY mod available online that involves disassembling the machine, and recalibrating the burrs to produce a finer grind. I did it on mine, it was definitely better, but it's not going to get you to the coveted 30 second pull for your espresso. Search on Starbucks Barista Grinder Mod. It is a great grinder otherwise, very reliable.
HI When you reassemble the removable burr assembly, you first must make sure that there are no grinds left in the main body's threads. These grinds will prevent the burrs from going any farther down. The burrs must touch and then back off to zero the grinder. Don't ever leave them touching though.
I think this might be because no beans have gone down into the mill. There is a definite difference in sound when it is actually grinding beans. Try emptying the beans out, set it to the coarsest setting, put the beans back in, shake the thing a bit then turn it on.