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Grinder bottom piece cannot be removed

I have owned this coffee maker for nearly 4 years, and love it. This morning, however, the bottom piece of the bean grinder will not come out of the unit. I don't know why it's stuck. Has anyone else ever encountered this?

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  • Anonymous Nov 04, 2007

    I have the same problem. Do you have a solution yet?

  • Anonymous Nov 23, 2007

    We have recently noticed this problem as well. I try to push it forward and sometimes it comes out OK. There are other times that it pops right our and then there's times I have to use a few choice words.

  • kathy 51 Dec 14, 2007

    Right, I have the same problem--and so does a neighbor who has the same coffeemaker. I love the coffee maker, but it is quite a nuisance to fight with that bean grinder part. I always take the thing apart and clean it religiously. I think the problem started after it had sat for several weeks without use this summer. Sometimes I can get it to release when I pull up (firmly) on the side nearer the back of the pot. I'm still hoping for solution from someone.

  • Anonymous Dec 26, 2007

    Same problem - have to use a pair of channel locks to remove the grinder. Ordered a new grinder (as well as a new carafe) from abtec parts thinking perhaps the plastic inside the grinder had become misshapen. New grinder (with metal connector) has the same problem. What can be causing this?

  • smedvigy Dec 31, 2007

    Yep. Same problem. Probably using the same choice words as the other writer!

    Was thinking of ordering a new grinder piece from Cuisinart, but if that won't fix it, maybe not.

    Will call Cuisinart and if they have any solutions, will post here. Too bad the contraption (called R2-D2 in my house because of the beeping) makes such terrific coffee...I'd have chucked it a long time ago otherwise!

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2009

    i dry religiously and have the same problem. this is just BS! i paid too much for this maker for it to be trashed!!

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If you open the door in the front and remove the straining basket you will see an open space where the very bottom the grind cup sits. Take a long thin standard head screwdriver and insert it there until you feel the post of the grinding engine against the screwdriver. Turn the screwdriver like you are turning a screw. The grind unit should start to move up. You can try to use the screwdriver to pry upward to finish the job. Another post said that redrilling the brass post insert on the grind cup worked for him. The problem seems to be the grind motor post that has swollen or been misshapen through the use of the machine. If they were to ask me, there is a better design for this contraption, just look at any blender. Flat disks with downward (or upward) facing fingers on the removable container and the motor.

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Use short end of a allen wrench (L shaped tool) to pry off. Insert under grinder bottom push on longer side of allen wrench

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If the grinder has not been taken apart for a while there maybe something like a mechanical weld between the post of the motor that turns the grinder and the receiving piece at the base of the plastic grinder cup.

Careful, yet forceful pulling will separate the two. I used lock grip pliers opened just wide enough not damage the plastic cap in the grinder cup but closed enough to allow you to pull straight up. Afterward use a cotton stick to dry the two before pressing them together.

The humidity from each brew cycle can contribute to the stubbornness of the grinder motor post and the receiving stem of the blade.

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