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Blue light goes on, but the grinder stays off.

After grinding some beans, the grinder wouldn't go back on. I cleaned the machine and tried it again but to no avail. The blue light goes on but the motor doesn't.

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  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2009

    i have the exact problem, without a solution

  • thebrian May 05, 2009

    Ditto - at first the motor sounded funny, so turned it off, shook it around to try and loosen the beans. When I turned it, the light came on and no sounds came out.

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SOURCE: Won't Grind without shaking it!

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.

Posted on Jan 24, 2008

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SOURCE: Burr grinder GVX212

I had the same problem, took it all apart, separated the two halves, and looked into the guts of the machine, not an easy task. Fiddled with this and that, and looked at the back of the switch mechanism, and heard it making a 'click' when depressed, so put it all back together, to no avail...It turns out the grinder needs to have two limit switches engaged, one between the lid of the ground coffee hopper and the underside of the grinder hopper housing, and the other between the grinder lid and the base of the unit. This last limit switch was my problem, it seems the lid wasn't making contact with the limit switch, so the unit didn't run. I cleaned out the narrow gap that the grinder lid sits within, pressed the lid down until I heard a small 'click' , pressed the on switch, and presto! it works. You can see this very tiny switch if you take off the grinder lid, and look in the narrow gap it sits in at a position of about three o'clock ( the back of the machine when viewed from the top being 12 o'clock. Hope this helps anyone else who can't find their receipt within the one year warranty period. This is the best burr grinder I've found for the money, and I'm glad mine's still o.k.

Posted on Feb 06, 2009

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SOURCE: Burr grinder GVX212

After reading the first two solutions, and confirming that the two switches referred to weren't the cause of the grinder no longer operating, the following brought our grinder back to working order; 'unlocking' the grinder part (and removing it), pouring water through, and poking a paper-clip into the opening which feeds the container for the grounds.

Posted on Feb 01, 2010

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SOURCE: GVX2-12 Electric Burr Grinder: blue power light not coming on...

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.

Posted on May 20, 2010

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How to fix, "no bean light" stays on?


hi there,
have you also cleaned the output of the grinder and the doser?
You have to open it (carefully) by hand, as it is normally closed and only opens when the actuator is switched on, and clean the inside with a soft brush.

After cleaning the grinder, its outlet and the doser, the machine will have to gring at least twice ti fill-in these parts, each time saying that there are no beans. It should be OK with the 2nd our 3rd cycle of grinding.

Hope that helps,
M.

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Here is something maybe you can try. Of course I know what your problem is, its caked up and dirty from the oil of the beans, over a period of time they form like guey mess. You were on the right path by emptying the bean and shaking it. If this grinder has different setting from maximum course to finest. I am sure it does, remember what mark it was on, write that down. Then put the grind setting on the maximum setting, what that will do is open up the blades, ( unplug machine for safety) so there no so close and then try and us a pipe cleaner, and get down best you can, then shake machine upside down again. Before you put grinder back on the mark you originally had it, turn machine back on and let it try and run with blades set at maximum setting. That will help throw some of that junk out, then turn upside down again and shake, even can use a shop vac and **** some of it out. then dry and put setting back to original setting and see if it works. I hope this helps, let me know by rating my advice. Thanks Mike

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Hi
There are many ways to clean oily residue from your burrs. You can order a grinder cleaning tablet from online stores called Grinds by Urnex. Some people use white rice but if you don't get it all out you will have rice in your coffee. You can take them apart and clean them manually but if you don't reassemble it correctly you will not get a good grind. I think the easiest way is to get some cheap light roasted beans ( doesn't matter if they are old ) but never use shiny beans because shiny beans have lots of oil.
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Hello, and thanks for using FixYa.

I'm guessing the problem is that the grinders blades, or the parts that do the grinding have become somewhat dull, (opposite from Sharp.) and no longer can get to the beans like it used to.

Cleaning the machine properly might improve its performance.


CLEANING/MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS
1. Be sure plug has been removed from outlet.

2. Beans can be removed from the hopper by lifting off the lid and pouring excess beans out. Hold down the Manual button to cleanout any remaining beans.

3. The bean hopper, bean hopper lid, grind chamber, and grind chamber lid can be washed by hand with hot, soapy water or placed in the top shelf of a dishwasher. Dry thoroughly.

a. Remove the bean hopper by rotating counter-clockwise bringing the selector past grind setting 18, align the arrows and lift up. Make sure the hopper is empty.

b. Remove grind chamber by pulling toward you.


4. Remove the burr grinder, once the bean hopper has been removed, by grasping the metal handle and lifting up. Use the brush to remove grinds or wash by hand. Replace the burr grinder onto the unit and rotate until the piece is fully inserted. Push handle down and replace hopper.

NOTE: The hopper will not attach to the unit if the grinder has not been fully inserted.

5. Wipe body of grinder with a damp cloth.

6. Any other servicing or maintenance should be performed by an authorized service representative.

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No, wait, I found it. If it's round and is (or used to be) white, it fits on the bottom of the clear plastic hopper. Replace it and you should be in good shape again.

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