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Grinder spins but won't grind coffee

The grinder on my Gaggia Titanium will spin, but won't grind any coffee into the doser. I keep getting "out of coffee" message with a full hopper. I have poked around enough to be sure that the beans are not clogged in the chute, it just won't grind anything. Can anyone help? Paul

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Re: Grinder spins but won't grind coffee - Gaggia Titanium Espresso Machine Coffee Makers & Espresso Machines

You have fill a water in your coffee grin

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Does it sounds grinding beans or free spinning sound?If free spinning sound...Grinder mechanism is broken.

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When the grinder spins free and fast it only means that fresh beans are not feeding into the burrs. This happens when:
1- Grind setting is too fine and beans cannot enter the grinder mechanism.
2- Use of oily dark roast beans can clog the ground coffee chamber and preven the fresh beans entering the grinder.
3- The ground coffee chamber outlet is clogged due to oily beans or too fine coffee setting.

When you cleaned the grinder you may not have cleaned the coffee outlet to the doser on the left. You can clean the outlet to open the passage of coffee grounds to collect in the dosing device..
After cleaning the outlet, you should next make sure that coffee grounds are not packed in the doser. The doser is inside the door right above the brew group.
To access the doser:
1- Remove water tank.
2- Remove the brew group.
3- Lay the machine on its back for full view of the doser.
4- Pull the doser door open (it is like an Attic door.
5- Keep the doser door open and clean the inside with a brush. The outlet from the grinder is on the right side with a wire wiper cleaner that moves across the grinder outlet fills from the grinder. This opening.
Use a brush to clean the doser.
On the left of the doser space there is a plastic flap that is pushed to the left when coffee grounds fill the doser.
At certain distance push back (1/4") the notch on top of the flap pushes the doser micro switch pin to stop the grinder. Push the flap gently to the left to make sure that it is moving well. With each push back of the flap, one can hear the feeble click sound from the micro switch.
When the above cleaning is done, try the grinding.
If the conical burrs have not been replaced for over 2500 grinds, it is time to do so.

The above grinder and grinder doser cleaning instructions are available as download files on the following page link:

One can find many useful maintenance guides on one page.
Good luck.

Feb 10, 2015 | Spidem Coffee Makers & Espresso Machines

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Our Saeco Vienna Superautomatica sounds like it's grinding beans but keeps running until the red 'bean' light comes on and we have to shut the machine off. Any suggestions?

The grinder is timing out and stops if the beans do not enter the grinder. This happens because:
1- The grinder outlet is clogged and fresh beans cannot pass through the burrs.
2- The grind setting is too fine and helping clogging in the grinding chamber or the ground coffee outlet.
3- Operator may have been using dark roast oily beans. Like it or not, the dark roast oily beans do not make stronger espresso. Please stop using such beans in fully automatic espresso machines.
4- The grinder has already made over 2000 grinds and the burrs are blunted and not grinding beans as needed.
To solve this malfunction, clean the grinder. Make sure the grinder outlet to the doser is cleaned. This outlet passage is about 2 inches or more. To clean it, lay the machine on its back (water tank side) to allow better view of cleaning the doser and the passage of coffee from the grinder to the doser. Use the link below to find instructions for cleaning the grinder and replace the burrs.
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Why does no brewed coffee comes out? bypass preground does work

- coffee-channel is stuck.

check google for calibrating/cleaning your gaggia.

Aug 27, 2014 | Gaggia Titanium Espresso Machine

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Does the gaggia titanium have a grinder sensor? Can anybody tell me where it is? I have the "grinder blocked" message. I've cleaned the grinder, Shute and doser door, but I still have the...

Hi...Grinder blocked message is ..when you make coffee there is no current going into the grinder. In other words the grinder motor is blown(coil windings in the motor is blown). You have to replace the motor. The problem is common with Gaggia, Talea, Odea coffee machines. hope your machine is less than 2 years old to get fix under warranty.

Apr 10, 2012 | Gaggia Titanium Espresso Machine

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Tht grounder doesn't work, it say's coffee beans empty, even if there are...

Turn the big knob to the biggest number and the small knob the the -, then try again. You are getting a clog in the passage from the grinder to the doser because your grind is to fine. If it clears trun the big knob back to a number higher than you had before and the small knob to the position you had. Only turn the bigh knob to a smaller number when the grinder is moving. If this doesn't work you will have to clean the grinder and passages with a vacuum.

Oct 26, 2010 | Gaggia Titanium Espresso Machine

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New grind and display shows "grinder blocked"

This normally indicates due to the grinder being set too fine or oily beans being used.
Try setting the grind on 7 .
If it still fails the grinder will need to be unblocked and serviced.

Dec 07, 2009 | Gaggia Titanium Espresso Machine

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'Grinder Blocked' error message

The grounds chamber is clogged, you will have to open the machine and clean out the chamber on the side of the grinder, it is the one covered with the little door, you might be able to get to it if you dremove the brew unit.

May 03, 2009 | Gaggia Titanium Espresso Machine

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Gaggia Titanium integrated grinder not spinning, not grinding.

your grinding chamber is blocked, the same happened to me, did it struggle to grind before? try taking the black shoot out the top with the 2 screws( were you would put pre ground coffee in) take the brew unit out(along with the waste water and bean tray), and reach up to where there is a little spring, the spring controls a little door, if you open the door manually and clean out the shoot to the grinder( make sure the machine is unplugged for this), i used the end of a tea spoon and a little hoover. it should work after this 

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check to make sure the blades are secured to the motor shaft. some have a set screw, some are positioned over a pin in the motor shaft.

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