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Gaggia Titaminu The grinder spins and spins on my Gaggia Titanimu but doesn't seem to be grinding the coffee. It then keeps telling me that the bean holder is empty.

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Same problem here for the Gaggia Titanium, which i resolved by first unplugging the machine, remove two screws up and behind the water tank. Lift the top and slide toward the back. There is a round rubber gasket between the removed top and grinder, be sure to reposition it as was upon reassembly. Now get out the hose attachment for your vaccum and with the crevice attachment in the grinder **** it clean. Also, cleaned up loose debre fallen into the works below the grinder. Reassemble. Seems as posted previously that cleaning does the trick. Why not vacuum? Worked for me.

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I have had several machines with this fault replacing the microswitch under the dumper solenoid usually solves the problem.
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Posted on Jan 31, 2008

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Hello all,

I finally took my Gaggia Titanium to an authorized retailer. He cleaned it out and reset the grinder and settings. He told me that one common problem with fully automatic machines like this one is that they can't handle the very finest settings on the grinder, ie what you need to make a good espresso. I have now resolved to using a stand alone grinder for the finest espresso grind and just using the Gaggia grinder for lattes etc.

Sucks but seems that this is the only way!


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You may have resolved this by now but, sometimes the simple solution is the right one! The chute on this (and other) superautomatic does not like the oily residue that beans inevitably leave. All it takes it gently putting one or two fingers into the bean hopper as the grinder motor starts to sound louder/faster (this is caused by the grinder motor being under less load/strain because no beans are feeding) and wiggling for 1-2 seconds. If you do this immediately after hearing the grinder motor's rpms increase you will not get the "fill bean hopper" error message. No hard pushing is required, just a gentle wiggle. There is a shroud over the actual bottom of the hopper, so you don't want to stick your fingers beyond that. If you are concerned about actually sticking your fingers into the hopper while the grinder is running, you can simply push down on the top of the beans with gentle pressure which will in effect force the beans down and accomplish the same thing. This technique + regular cleaning of the grinder is all you need. has detailed instructions on cleaning the grinder (Gaggia Titanium SS) on their site. Hope this helps! Tony

Posted on Jan 04, 2008

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HI, I am currently having the exact problem, the grinder seems to just spin & I keep getting a msg sating that it is out of beans. Bought it a year ago, so it should be still under warrenty hopefully.

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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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The grinder is timing out and stops if the beans do not enter the grinder. This happens because:
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You want to buy freshly roasted (roasted less than a week ago) beans. Coffee beans from the supermarket are old, stale and sticky with rancid oil. Even Starbucks and Peets - although the sign says "roasted daily" if you read the fine print, the beans in the store are rotated out 90 days after roasting. The oils turn rancid and get sticky after a couple of weeks so you really need to get beans from a local roaster or order them from a roaster who ships them fresh.

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