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DGB-900 Grind and Brew grinder

I received the DGB-900 Grind and Brew for Christmas and have used it approx.50 times. I started out cleaning the chute once every other cycle, then after every cycle because of the buildup in the chute, which I figure is attributable to the oily content of my beans and the steam.

This morning I programmed a brew cycle and noticed that the grinder sounded "bogged down" and ended up with clear water in the caraffe. So I cleaned the chute and tried again, same result. Third attempt with ground coffee was fine, so I guess the problem is the grinder motor..

How do you clean out the motor or otherwise fix the problem?? Thanks!!

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One idea to try. I noticed with my grind & brew that the moisture never evaporated from the inside top of the machine. Since that cannot be good over a long term, I have started leaving the top open during the day after I clean the machine in the morning. Your problem is why I started doing that. Why don't you try leaving the top open for a couple of days and see if drying the machine out doesn't cause some of that gunk to dry out?

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  • G Dean Jun 03, 2012

    There is also a small trap slide door which can get a buildup of compressed coffee silt. This causes the door to sometimes stick open or to partially close. Carefully make sure that metal door is very clean and shiny. When coffee grinding stops and water is added this door springs shut. It is a "redundant backup" to keep steam from the grinder area. After cleaning the coffee chute, also clean the top and bottom of that door.

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