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Hello I have a coffee bean stuck in the grinder, I thought the machine was grinding so I turned the setting dial one click. The manual does not describe how to perform a basic fix. Is one possible? I have cleaned out beans and reset the grind to the largest size. Please help......need coffee!

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  • Philip Beanland
    Philip Beanland Oct 15, 2013


    Thanks for all the advice. As it is very hard to try to get a normal vacuum cleaner positioned inside the grinder, I ended up tipping the machine upside down and giving it a good shake. The offending bean just popped out.
    Thanks again all who posted for your tips, what a wonderful service. Back to the coffee;-)

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If the grinder is blocked try changing the grinder setting up to the coarsest setting (I think it is numbered 16 on this model) and then vacuum or fill with beans and push them through. Be sure that any damp coffee has gone as you don't want the grinder blades to be left wet.

Never freeze or refrigerate your coffee beans as the condensation from doing this can also block your grinder. Also never use coffees that have been flavoured during the roasting process as they are often too sticky or oily and will block your grinder. These coffees should be ground using a grinder that can be easily pulled apart for cleaning...which is not the case in the Saeco automatic machines.

After you have finished clearing your grinder you will want to turn it back down to a finer setting ( a setting of 6 or 7 works well on this model) however you should only turn the grinder setting finer while the machine is actaully grinding. Otherwise you may find the coffee beans jam between the blades.

If you are unable to clear the blockage it might need to go to a technician.

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does it realease the grinded coffe beans in the dregdraw with out using it?

if that is the case it a very small electricboard on the grinder that has stoped working or the connecter has fallen of from it.

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HI
Sounds like you have a blockage in you grind passage. Try removing the brew group. Then inside the machine where the brew unit was setting there is a drop chute where the coffee is dropped into the brew unit. This will be above where the brew unit was. From the left side of the drop chute pull down and back, and it will drop coffee. This will clear an opening that relieves pressure on the passage. There is a passage inside the drop chute area that goes to the grinder. Vacuum it out. It will be on the right side of the drop chute.
Once that is cleared go to the bean hopper. There are 2 knobs in the bean hopper. Turn the large knob to the largest number. You can turn the knob to a larger number any time but it has to be grinding to turn to a smaller number. Now replace everything and make your coffee. Once you have made your coffee you can turn the knob back to a number that was higher than the one you had it on, but only when the grinder is running.

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