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Grind Not Fine Enough

I have the grind setting on 0 and the dose on + but the brew is very weak and the grounds are course. Do I need to take it to a service agent?

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Re: Grind Not Fine Enough

First of all did you change the coffe brand, if you did this may explain the changes, if not then perehps the the mechanisem is worn out so take it to a service agant and he'll change it

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