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Beans are getting stuck in the top and not moving into the grinder

We have to shake the beans down into the grinder or push them down manually into the grinder. we cleaned the top part but they still get stuck

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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Hi.

The problem is not the motor.Coffee grinders must only be used with coffee. Even the beans used must be of quality suitable for the grinder. Too oily blends will result in a jammed grinder, as happened after grinding the nuts.

The repair is done disassembling the grinder, cleaning mechanics and reassembling. Unless you have disassembled a similar appliance before (eg. a blender gear box), there is a good chance that the attempt of fixing the grinder will result in more problems.

Rather than disassembling, a good alternative for the user is calling the Breville number listed on the grinder manual, and discussing repair with the manufacturer.

Regards.

Ginko.

Posted on Feb 01, 2011

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im only guessing here but id assume that the space between the burrs is likely controlled with a spring or something which has probably broken leaving the burrs as far apart as possible, if you gut the machine you may just be able to fix it with no parts if its simply a spring thats come off, the only other possibility i can think of is that your burrs or whatever they connect to are broken somehow, but all these are only guesses as im not familiar with your machine, my motto is if its broken you may as well pull its guts out to see if you can fix it, youve nothing to lose and youd be surprised how often it works

Posted on May 15, 2011

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SOURCE: grinder jam on breville barista express

Only way to know for sure is by taking it completely apart and expose all the internal parts
Popping is not a good sign If it is electrical arcing you are playing with fire
or electrocution
If you are mechanically inclined they are not that hard to take apart as long as they have no security screws on it and you have to remember you might be voiding your warranty
But it is fun taking things apart No?

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If you are within this, then give them a call - here is the Manual if you don't have it -
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