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The best idea is to grind some rice to remove the spice pieces that are stuck. After doing this, wipe it clean with a paper towel or a cloth towel. Try not to get it wet, this makes all the spices get clumpy and it will be even harder to clean.
I have had a few different spice grinders over the years and this one is my favourite by far. Just don't use it for both coffee and spices. If you want to also grind coffee beans, i would recommend buying a second one.http://www.cooking.com/black-3-oz-coffee-grinder-by-krups_111215_11/?ccaid=AFFL1&&/
While I don't have this brand or model of grinder, (coffee beans, spices?), I use a small elec. grinder for grinding coffee beans and unless the grinder and cover or perfectly lined up and locked in place, it willnot grind, a safety feature. Check and make sure everything is lined up so it closed with all the lines in place and the grinder is also put into the lock position.
your best bet is probably to search ebay for a dead one you can strip, cheaper grinders tend not to be supported with parts, personally id recommended throwing it away and getting a better grinder, blade grinders do not give a consistent grind, they are just about acceptable for grinding for a french press but anything else youll be far better off with a burr grinder
Have you ever heard of the saying: A penny on the rail will prevent a locomotive from starting, but a locomotive will run over the same penny at speed. This is what I think you have here. A coffee bean is preventing the blades in the grinder from grinding. Just like a garbage disposal, turn the blades (UNPLUG THE MACHINE) backwards to free up the blocked or binding blade, then try again. Depending on the age of the unit and frequency of use, the grinder motor may have failed and needs replacement. Good luck.
Typically you load in the beans, replace the cover and then either press down on the entire cover or the black knob on the front of the cover. I would hold the lid down with your other hand just to be safe. Grind for about 4-6 seconds depending on how strong you like your coffee (the longer you grind the finer the coffee will be...this means STRONGER)