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Grinder not fine enough.

I have it set on 18 and it is still course like for a drip style gind.

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Re: grinder not fine enough.

The larger the number the larger the grinds will be. Make sure you always change the number while grinding and allow 3 cups before changing the number again. It takes 3 cups to remove the old coffee from inside the grinder.

Hope this helps you out.

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Figure 1 Figure 2 Figure 3
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