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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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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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Coffee beans setting too small


* Brand and model needed for specific solutions.
* Check your warranty. Call for support

*** Following is for information only.***
* Bean grinders have a dial in front or a dial near the bottom of the been funnel (or bean bin.)
* Dials usually have size settings and may even be marked for the style of coffee to brew.
* Some of the smaller grinders have a dial around the collar of the bean container that have numbers or arrows pointing to coarse or fine grind. Some use a whole bean icon then smaller sand grind icon. Others may use numbers like 1-10 etc.
* For the super automatic coffee/espresso brewers they usually have a program enabled grind setting where a mini motor will adjust the grind for you depending on your coffee choice.
* The lesser "home" or office brewers may only have one setting and needs to be calibrated each time you change beans. (This is usually an adjustment knob or screw) Coffee needs to be brewed and tasted for each change of grind setting.
* Note that often changing the grind setting will also affect the ground coffee volume. (changing the size of dregs 'puck'). This also changes the flavor profile.
* Volume changes to brew needs to be done from the programing menu of the super automatic brewer.
* Espresso brews using a standard portafilter, it's critical to adjust the grind to the portafilter basket and dose water amount.
* Brewing in the coffee auto drip needs to have larger grind and more coffee to make up for the loss of flavor from large grinds.
* Smaller grinds intensifies the flavor but brings on bitter oils if ground too fine.
* Go slow and make taste tests each step of the way. Understand that it's a multi level balance between; Heat, Water volume, Flow rate, Pre-soak, coffee roast, coffee amount, besides just the size of the coffee grind.
* Calibrating for espresso; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUeCLypvlNU
* Arrows and numbers; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8dJpATLrjw
* Mazzer; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mN_To2nv1Fs
* Delongi; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTYhZoncLBk
* Delongi(super); https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUSXo0xaHIM
* 890TS (also Bunn); https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QF-kiFymTQM
* Size to brew; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BCDIas33y0
* Electronic dosers; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMadMBgMcA4
* Hand grinder; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyCHdG25JFU
* Ceado; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwHdm5GtNHI
* Modern hand grinder; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oH2s6rQ43us
* Saeco; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7nK9nsFNkQ
* Breville; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lGFJoI77T4
* Gaggia; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5U3o9jMvI3g
* Call your vendor for additional advice.
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Aug 19, 2018 | Coffee Makers & Espresso Machines

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The new grind and brew DGB-550 doesn't grind the beans fine enough and it produces a VERY WEAK coffee. The beans are all ground, they are very coarse.


Did you read the instructions to see if you can alter the grind?

If there is no setting, then you would need to either contact the company direct, or take it back for refund as 'not fit for purpose sold'..

Dec 23, 2016 | Coffee Makers & Espresso Machines

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Why does it brew weak coffee?


can depends many factors, try to grind finer coffe powder and warm well the machine before starting to brew coffee. If the grinder does not make finer coffe powder then you must contact the service, check if blades are in place before calling them...

Jan 19, 2016 | Saeco Vienna SuperAutomatica Coffee...

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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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My coffee is coming out very weak....


either your grind is to course, or your not using enough coffee.

Mar 08, 2011 | Cuisinart Grind and Brew 10 Cup Coffee...

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My Saeco Magic Deluxe machine just stopped grinding. Everything else seems to be working just fine. I'm assuming it's mechanical and something simply broke but want to ask first and if something broke...


Does it sound like it is trying to grind or is it silent? Listen carefully after pressing the coffee button. If it is silent then the motor has most likely died or the thermal fuse on the motor has blown due to motor overload and overheating.
If you can hear a faint humming, then the grinder may just be blocked (or the dosing chamber located between grinder and brew unit (above brew unit) may be blocked). First try backing off the grind to the coarsest setting. Even if you can't hear the motor, it is worth backing off the grind anyway (easy to do) as you may be lucky. To clear doser, remove brew unit and look up. You shold see a curved trap door like thing that you can swing up to release or poke out stuck ground coffee.
If the machine instantly makes that 'tuka tuka' sound after hitting the coffee button (like it does when it is dumping the coffee after grinding) then the flap or micro switch in the dosing chamber is stuck. Move the dose (grind quantity) adjustment lever back and forth a few times.
If these suggestions don't help then take it to an authorised or expert repairer.

Dec 11, 2010 | Saeco Magic De Luxe Espresso Machine

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Coffee drips very slowly and descaling not helping


I had the same problem. Check and make sure your dose is not turned up too highor your grind is not set too fine? Turning the dose knob clockwise decreasesit. I have ended up with my grind set on 13 which is more coarse than averagefor the beans I'm currently using. Adjust the grind while the grinder isworking by one number and then brew 3 or 4 coffees before changing it again. Ittakes that long for the grind to be seen in the coffee. The higher the number,the coarser the grind will be. Any time you use different beans it is possiblethat you'll have to reset the grind.

Oct 31, 2010 | Saeco Vienna De Luxe Espresso Machine

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Coffee is too weak


Hi there,
I just spoke to someone at customer service. My coffee has been weak and kind of thin. We had the Superautomatica by Saceo for years and I remembered the coffee being richer.
Anyway! The person suggested that I adjust the grind but slowly. So set it to the coarsest setting, brew 2-3 cups. Then put it to the 2nd-coarsest setting, brew 2-3 cups. To the third, brew 2-3 cups. To the forth, brew 2-3 cups. Etc. Until you're at the finest grind setting. Again, brew 2-3 cups. An awfully sensitive machine. It seems to have worked although the last few seconds of brewing continue to be a kind of milky colour (as opposed to a deep black coffee colour). You can, though, press the "cup" button to stop the brew. So once, it starts running milky, you can stop the cycle.
I hope this helps. I know I've been struggling and cursing the machine for a while :)

Dec 30, 2009 | Saeco Odea Giro Plus Coffee Maker

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Grind settings


The factory setting should be 8. The higher numbers are finer. The + and - knob is the doser amount, the amount of coffee in a shot dose. Average is 7 gm, the middle. The highest is 14, I think. Generally, the highest dose shouldn't be used consistently because it can cause stress on the brew group. Just brew two shots.

Apr 17, 2009 | Saeco Vienna De Luxe Espresso Machine

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Brewing stops mid cycle


Sounds like dosage is too high and grind is too fine.

Rule of thumb with any saeco unit.

Do not grind any finer then 2 or your looking for trouble.

Open grinder, clean it out with a vac. Slapped it back on.

The reason it stops is grind is too fine, and the machine doesn't have enough pressure to pass threw the grinds, creates back pressure in the machine and the unit failsafes after a certain amount of time with and pressure.

Back pressure is what blew your boiler.

May 16, 2008 | Saeco Magic De Luxe Espresso Machine

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