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My grinder is jamming

I unscrewed the top burr and cleaned it out the best I could. Could I be placing the bean bin on top incorrectly? When I hit rocker switch the burr turns just for an instant, then jams again. Can you advise on this?

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Re: My grinder is jamming

Possible that you installed something incorrectly but I don't think so. It sounds like you're not after the right problem. My guess would be that some bean shards got into the motor or some other place. Most of the motors used on these machines are geared down so that they make more torque and lower speed. Thus...the motor itself is actually quite weak. That's why it is jamming.

What I would start with: take the unit apart as much as you taking out the burr, the receiver cup and all that. Turn the unit over and tap it onto a newspaper covered table with some bit of force. Do it a couple of times. That may fix it. If not, you'll have to disassemble it and find the item jamming it up. Be sure the unit is unplugged when handling it. It is possible that some of the screws are non-tamper. You can get the right bits at the hardware store. Be sure to tighten all screws when you're done.

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