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Burrs on metal are the bits left after its been cut, removed with a file

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If ur coffee maker make any nmoise they called burrs

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How do I clean my burr mill (Models BMX3, BMX4, BMX5 and BMX6)?


Clean your burr mill before using it for the first time. Then, to ensure optimal mill function and durability, clean it regularly following these simple steps.
  1. Always unplug your burr mill after use and before cleaning.
  2. Open the hopper lid. Empty any whole beans from the hopper. Remove the top burr mill by rotating it clockwise. For better results hold the grind setting button while rotating the burr mill clockwise. This will allow you to clean the grinding wheel and the grinding compartment.
  3. Clean the interior recesses with a soft brush. Note: Never use water or liquid for cleaning the lower grinding section of this appliance. BRUSH NOT INCLUDED.
  4. Wipe the whole bean hopper, its lid and the mill exterior with a damp cloth.
  5. The ground coffee chamber and lid can be washed in mild detergent and water. They both are top rack dishwasher safe. Do not immerse the mill or the whole bean hopper in water or any other liquid or place in dishwasher. Use only non-abrasive cleaners to remove stains.
  6. After completely drying the whole bean hopper and top burr mill, replace the burr mill in position by aligning snaps with receptacle and rotating counterclockwise to lock it in position. For better results, hold the grind setting button while rotating the burr mill counterclockwise. Once the burr mill is in position, pull gently to check it is properly locked in position. If the burr mill comes out, repeat this step again.
  7. Replace the ground coffee chamber and lid, making sure both snap securely into place.
  8. Fill the hopper with whole beans.

Sep 02, 2011 | Bunn NHB Coffee Maker

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How to change burrs


1 take the bell(bean container) carefully out. 2 disassemble the upper holder of burr 3 you will see now the burrs, clean good coffee remains than disassemble the burrs 4 after disassembling burrs clean good the lower and upper burr holder. 5 carefully switch on the grinder tan switch off(few seconds) during lower plate is rolling touch with marker the surface of burr holder very softly, if it is ok you will have complete circle / if it is deformed you will have incomplete circle( that you must compensate with letter tape ) after each correction you mark the burr with marker to see did you achieved perfect result. once you have lower burr in place you screw bolts in upper bur holder and assemble it back in his place.

Feb 11, 2011 | La Pavoni Jolly (PA-JL) Electric Burr...

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It says to "lift the


BURRS are the metal parts that grinds the coffee. There are 2 BURRS in the grinders, The upper burr is normally the one you adjust (Fine or coarse) and the lower or closer to the motor is the one turning during the grinding process.

Jan 25, 2011 | Starbucks Barista Burr Grinder

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My Solis Maestro takes a long time to grind and no longer grinds for espresso. How do you remove the burrs to clean them? Should they be replaces?


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Yes the burrs will wear out. They can be replaced. To remove the outer burr. Twist the bean hopper counterclockwise until it stops. Lift the bean hopper out. There is a cream colored ring with 2 tabs that will lift out holding the outer burr. To get the inner cone burr out is a little more difficult. We use a vice grip and grab the burr, and lock the pliers to it. Then with a quick movement clockwise on the pliers, you loosen it. Then clockwise unscrew the burr. When you install the new burr, it truns on counter clockwise until it stops. Insert the new outer burr. Push down so the tabs will lock in. Install the bean hopper into the correct slots ( 1 large tab and 1 small tab). Twist clockwise to turn on and test. Remember it must be grinding to turn to a finer grind but can be turned to a coarser grind any time.

Jan 24, 2011 | Solis Maestro Electric Burr Grinder

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Rocky has a tumbling (unbalanced) sensation when grinding you can feel and hear. Seems less if you back off grind # to 20 from 8. Been using 8 for a year with no problem before today.


  1. take the bell(bean container) carefully out.
  2. disassemble the upper holder of burr
  3. you will see now the burrs, clean good coffee remains than disassemble the burrs
  4. after disassembling burrs clean good the lower and upper burr holder.
  5. carefully switch on the grinder tan switch off(few seconds) during lower plate is rolling touch with marker the surface of burr holder very softly,

  • if it is ok you will have complete circle
  • if it is deformed you will have incomplete circle( that you must compensate with letter tape )under the burrs you apply the letter tape
  • after each correction you mark the burr with marker to see did you achieved perfect result. once you have lower burr in place you screw bolts in upper bur holder and assemble it back in his place.

Aug 20, 2010 | Rancilio (RAROCKYND) Grinder

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Burrs spin but no grinding


Try this, remove the bean hopper, and vac out the burr chamber, then put 1 tablespoon white rice in the burr chamber and cover with hand and turn grinder on, if the rice grinds, then your grind might have been set too fine. Turn the grinder towards fine until you can barely turn the burr nut, you will feel them touching, then turn course about 16 notches (do not use numbers, use the small notches around the rim), that should give you a great starting point for your grind.

May 20, 2010 | Mazzer Mini Burr Coffee Grinder

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Cleaned the Solis Maestro grinder and re set it to a fine espresso setting but the grind is coming out very course. What should i do?


Hi Your burr is not locked in. You need to remove the beans from the hopper. Remove the hopper. Remove the burr. Turn the grinder upside down over the trash can. Put the burr back in only make sure that the burr is down. Install the bean hopper and when you turn the bean hopper it should move the burr. Then you can adjust your grind. Make sure that the grinder is running is your going to a finer grind or you could break the grinder. You can turn it to a coarse grind any time.

Jan 12, 2010 | Solis Maestro G385 Electric Burr Grinder

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Oily beans seem to have clogged our coffee grinder up. What can we do?


Rotate the bean hopper counter clockwise until it stops. Lift it off. Remove the outer burr with the 2 wings and clean under the burr. Clean the opening going to the chute for ground coffee(inside where the burr was).
Install the outer burr. Install the bean hopper. Rotate the bean hopper to the French press grind (coarsest) and operate the grinder. This will clean the burrs and the passages. If it starts to clog, repeat the last part to clean the burrs and passage. It must be grinding to go to a finer setting, but you can go to a coarser setting any time. Another thing. Turn the grinder upside down (empty) and rotate the bean hopper back and forth to clean the threads of the adjusting burr..

Dec 20, 2009 | Solis Maestro Electric Burr Grinder

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Remove the inside conical burr


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Try wrapping some leather, cardboard or cloth around the burr before putting the vice grips on and then it is a quick twist to break the burr loose.

Nov 28, 2009 | Solis Maestro Electric Burr Grinder

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Krups GVX2-12 Electric Burr... Problem:


First, unlock and unscrew the upper burr carrier. Clean and check the upper burr by gently running your finger over the teeth in the cutting direction. It shoild feel moderately sharp. If it feels very blunt, look at the teeth under a good light. If you see a substantial "flat spot" at the top of the teeth, probably the burr set will need replacement.
For the bottom burr, clean carefully its teeth, and the entire area in which it is housed. Include the outlet orofice as well. You may find a lot of oily deposits within here, so just clean them off as best as possible.
When all is clean, insert the top burr holder back in place. Screw it down until both burrs touch, then back it off (say) 1/4 turn, and lock.
Put some beans in the top, and switch on. Adjust the top burr until the desired grind is obtained.
The ground coffee should feel like a coarse sand when close to the desired grind size.

Mar 13, 2008 | Krups GVX2-12 Electric Burr Grinder

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