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Grinder reassembly I had the coffee grinder clog up with coffee. I disassembled the grinder, cleaned out the trapped coffee and reassembled the grinder. I didn't look to see how the top piece was aligned. The grider had a blue and red mark and the top piece had a red mark on it. I tried aligning the two red marks but the coffee brewed extremely weak. Any suggestions?

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Re: Grinder reassembly

Email me your email address and I will send you a pdf of the grinder cleaning instructions that will explain how to align your grinder.  





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Items needed to clean grinder
1- #2 Phillips head screw driver
1 Cleaning brush
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container from the machine. (Note: The rear screw is longer
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Place screws in a safe place so that they will not be lost.
Cleaning the Grinder Viennas
back screw
front screw
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socket. Grinder Tip: Using an oily bean will cause the coffee to build up quickly and clog the grinder.
Saeco recommends using a medium to dark colored bean that is not oily.
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Step 1:
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Lift the inner burr ring out of the assembly (Fig. 3).
Figure 1 Figure 2 Figure 3
Step 2:
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Place the grinder adjustment knob at the eight (8) position and place the doser knob at the halfway
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For questions or concerns please contact Saeco Customer Service
at 800.933.7876 or email at
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Figure 7 Figure 8 Figure 9

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