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Grinder setting stops at drip. Can't turn further to espresso.

I want to try some different grinding settings. I can't get the hopper to turn further past the drip setting. It simply gets stuck. I have taken apart and cleaned and tried with and without beans in hopper and also with and without power on.

I'm stuck.
Thanks for any info, Rich

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  • barbara477 Dec 21, 2008

    I also can't get the plastic hopper to turn past drip. I tried cleaning it loosely with a brush, and also replacing the hopper in a different position, but still, no further than drip.


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Another suggestion is while the grinder is off, turn it up side down and rotate the bean hopper from coarse to fine a couple of times. This will clean out grounds that have gotten into the threads and it will prevent the bean hopper from not turning to a finer grind.
If you start to get a clog in your grinder, open it up to a coarse grind for a few seconds. The coarser grind will clean out the chute and then you can turn it down again while it is still grinding.

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