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Cuisinart burr coffee grinder

I've had machine for 8+ years.  Gave to a friend then got a new one, which doesn't grind coffee very fine.  On finest setting I get flakes of coffee which just don't work in espresso machine.

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  • ffg1377 Apr 28, 2008

    My brand new Cuisinart DBM - 8 grinder fails to grind the coffee sufficiently fine for use in our espresso machine (Olympia Crema). Is it possible to adjust or modify the burrs to grind more finely?

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The best solution I have was referred to me by a mate of mine who services commercial coffee machines.

Step 1. Remove the base of the grinder... this is actually the hardest aspect of this task... as there is one tamper-proofing screw... if you can't get the correct star-hex screw driver I recommend drilling the screw out.
Step 2. Once the base is off you will see the main shaft of the grinders motor. The shaft has a star washer set in behind hew nut, the end of the shaft has a slot cut into for a flat bladed screwdriver. Hold the nut with a pair of pliers & you can adjust the shaft positioning (& hence the burr attached to the motor) by about 3mm....

You will need to experiment to find the correct level of fineness as you require.

If you need further information send me an e-mail as I'd be happy to forward more detailed instructions.

Good Luck.

Cheers.......

Dave (dave@kingkiwi.f9.co.uk)

Posted on Nov 04, 2009

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Take out the bean chute, remove the burr from the bottom. Then cut a business card the size of the burr and use it as a spacer between the burr and bean chute. This will space you burrs closer together giving you a finer grind. If there is a squealing sound the burrs are touching and need to be back off a bit.

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The other one use to work good if that one does flakie coffee the setting are not right im sure you ajusted the setting fine its when they assemble the unit it not done properly go back to the store and exchange it or open it and check for the dial ajustment thanks for using fixya pierre

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Dave's solution was AWESOME!
I just did it! Big difference!
Took 5 minutes....
Just be careful while opening it.. a small piece falls out
which is the safety.. Inserting the ground coffee recepticle depresses it.
Its just a small plastic nub/spring.
Great! Thanks Dave!!!

Posted on Sep 29, 2012

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    gmaick Sep 29, 2012

    Dave's solution was AWESOME!
    I just did it! Big difference!
    Took 5 minutes....
    Just be careful while opening it.. a small piece falls out
    which is the safety.. Inserting the ground coffee recepticle depresses it.
    Its just a small plastic nub/spring.
    Great! Thanks Dave!!!

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