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Grinder will not accept beans; i've placed them in the bean bin and gently tried to feed them to the grinder. it spins without nicking a single bean. the system DOES work when I use powder coffee, but I prefer whole bean. help me, pleas. Jura's support told me to air out the bean bin and wipe it out with a paper towel. sounds a bit goofy to me, but I've tried everything.

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  • ptaylor5 May 11, 2009

    Great idea, Tim. I used powder coffee and it was pretty fine. So - if that IS the problem, what do you recommend I do to solve it?

    I did read the manual - front to back. That's why I thought the "air out the bean bin and wipe it w/ a paper towel" a bit goofy. Clearly, something is preventing beans from reaching the grinder.

    Thanks for your assistance, Tim. It is appreciated.

    Pat


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Re : ""air out the bean bin and wipe it w/ a paper towel" a bit goofy. Clearly, something is preventing beans from reaching the grinder."

The point is that if the grinder is running, this is the broad description of what you have to do in the majority of cases.

Ensure that grinder is running, if gears do not run, this can be a wiring or motor problem. In that case call manufacturer or take apart machine.

When the grinder is running, grinder obstructions on small grinders are usually caused by beans' oil accumulating on grinder gears , and the beans then slippering on top of dirty gears.

If cleaning gears do not work, then the following problems can commonly cause grinder clogging :

1. Blockage under the discharge tube, blocking the exit of ground coffee.
2. Worn grinding discs which can no longer cut the beans.
3. Worn wings on the lower rotating plate, unable to push out the ground coffee from the grinding chamber.
4. Dislodged tube between grinding chamber the discharge tube, blocking the flow of coffee out of the grinding chamber(depending on model).


Start checking for coffee grounds clogged in the discharge tube.

Then open the grinder and clean out the grinding chamber.

Try clearing out all ground coffee packed in the discharge tube by inserting a wooden pencil or a stick in the opening and gently stirring it. If the discharge tube is full of coffee, you obstructed the flow of ground coffee.

See if the wings along its circumference are wiping all the coffee out of the exit hole. If there is a thick layer of coffee along the outer wall of the grinding area, Then , clean away the coffee between the end of each wing and the outer wall.

Further troubleshooting will require taking the machine apart, measuring space between gears, eventually replacing worn gears, and re-assembling.

Do not forget to leave us feedback afterward.

Many thanks.




2. Clogged Discharge Tube:
Switch the grinder OFF and unplug the power cable.
s.

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If you set your grinder to the coarsest setting, you may be able to get the beans moving again. You probably have blockage from the powdered coffee building up between the bean bin.

Make sure that the selector is in the correct position for whole bean coffee.

Here is a manual for your machine: http://www.capresso.com/pdf/inst_e_series.pdf

If you need more help, you can email me at trpabc@charter.net

Thanks,

Tim

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