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Saeco Italia coffee too weak - grindes too coarse

Coffee too weak - grindes too coarse (not fine enough) . I have cleaned the grinder thoriughly. Justrecently descaled as well. No matter what i do, the coffee is weak b/c it is not grinding fine enough.

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Remove beans from chamber, then remove the 2-3 screws in the chamber, then lift hopper slightly and turn adjustment knob towards the middle number, or halfway between fine and coarse. Then lower hopper make sure the gears line up together, set screws add beans and adjust finer.

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