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Tools required: Large blade and medium Phillips head screwdrivers
In order to adjust the grind, follow these steps (Refer to
1. Remove all coffee from the hopper.
2. Set selector knob to the finest setting (Espresso or Turkish)
depending on the model.
3. Loosen both knob retainer screws in selector knob one turn only.
4. While pressing the bag switch, located behind the spout, press the
START button so that the grinder will run during adjustment.
810 model - Press the ON or START button so that the grinder will
run during adjustment.
5. With the grinder still running, turn the adjusting screw in the center
of the selector knob slowly to the right until a slight clicking noise is
heard. Immediately turn the adjusting screw to the left one grind setting. This is the finest grind obtainable.
6. Tighten both of the knob retainer screws. Once the ESPRESSO grind has been set (Turkish for Model 835,
875, 890), the other grind settings will automatically set correctly.
7. Press the STOP or OFF button.
IMPORTANT: Always be sure the grinding burrs are not touching while the machine is running on the
ESPRESSO/TURKISH setting. Otherwise serious damage to the motor may result.
To adjust this grinder turn the adjustment nob to the finest setting (ESPRESSO or TURKISH) Locate 2 small set screws on the adjusting nob. Loosen these screws (do not remove them) about one full turn. Start the grinder and, with it running, VERY SLOWLY and GRADUALLY, turn the CENTER adjustment screw clockwise until you begin to hear the burrs begin to touch (whirring sound). Back off the center screw about 1/16 of a turn, shut of grinder and re-tighten the set screws. Then try the grind on DRIP or there about for brewed coffee.
On the adjusting knob there are 2 set screws (outside of the center) and an adjustment screw (the one in the middle). First make sure the LARGE screws on the side of the SELECTOR plate are tight. Start with the selector on Turkish, with the grinder OFF loosen the set screws about one full turn each. Leaving the selector on Turkish turn the grinder on and gradually VERY SLOWLY turn the center screw clockwise. Eventually you will hear the burrs inside touching. After they touch back of the center screw about 1/8 of a turn. Tighten the SET SCREWS tight as they may allow the grinder to go out of adjustment if not tight. Test the grind with very little coffee and throw those grounds out. Then grind and brew! If these grinders are adjusted too fine you may have problems with the grinds not falling and may back up.
Remove bean hopper, clear chamber of all beans, either by grinding or using a vac cleaner, then turn adjustment collar finer until it cannot move, then back it up about 1/4 to 1/2 a turn. That should give you a good starting point on your grind.
Here is the trick with the Cuisinart Grind n Brews - their proportion sizes are based on a 5 oz cup - most coffee cups are about 8 oz cups - so you really need to use more than they suggest, but here is their reccomendation:
We recommend you use 1 scoop of whole
beans per cup. Maximum 14 scoops.
For 1 or 2 cups, use 1-1/2 level scoops
per cup. Adjust the recipe according
to individual taste.
If you cannot find a small arrow anywhere on the front of the grinder, just below the adjustment ring then, get a marker and pick a spot. That will be your reference point and adjust your grind from there.
because it didn't work a wilde the upper burr holder could be jammed, carefully take id off, clean it good and then put it back until you touch lower burr with the upper.
to get starting point you adjust burrs to touch each other. when they
touch each other you have finest grinding, after you hear metal voice
you turn back 3 dots and grind only for 1 dose. you check it, if it
goes to slow, you go one more back and clean grinder, THAN you grind 1
dose more. 2 or 3 times and you will get perfect grinding.