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I inadvertently turned the knob counter-clockwise and froze the machine...what.can I do to un-freeze it, if anything?

Thank you.....M.B.

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  • Cheryl Buntsma Apr 13, 2008

    We can't get the whitish part that surrounds the burr grinder out! We took it out to clean it, put it away and now when I want another cup and need to grind, the whole center section doesn't move! I admit I did try to put on the bean holder and it wouldn't fit so didn't force it but to see if the burr rotated I lightly stuck a small screwdriver down to see where the switch was to turn on the burr grinder and it does work. So, the only thing we have trouble with is the round whitish par that should just come out so it can be cleaned. It looks like it has to be rotated so the tabs can be released and then you can lift it straight up.
    Please help!
    Cheryl

  • jpect Jan 28, 2009

    baratza burr grinder went half way through grinding then stopped--heard a buzzing noise and pulled plug-
    what to do

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Turn the knob back the other way, while the grinder is not running! This should free the burrs, if necessary then, dismantle, clean and replace.
If, when the upper burr is unlocked from the lower, the motor will still not run, you have done worse damage.

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I had this, You have to dismantle and remove the grinding mechanism. It is probably jammed up with coffee, i used a very small knife to work round the edges till the mechanism was free and i could take it out.
I found the actual cause of the issue was not cleaning the coffee grinder properly, a bean had been left on the dispenser hole. Its really hard to see when this happens.
If the coffee grinders refuses to work after, ehter you have blown the fuse ( the 1amp one actually inside the machine, under the base plate) or you have a blown motor.

Posted on Mar 23, 2009

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2 Turn the bean hopper, located at the top of the grinder, counter- clockwise and remove it from the appliance.

3 Slide the coffee bin toward you to remove it from the grinder.

4 Wash the hopper, hopper lid and the coffee bin in hot, soapy water. Rinse and dry these parts after cleaning.

5 Locate the grind control dial on the front of your KitchenAid coffee grinder. Screws are located to the left and right of this dial.

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9 Brush the burr shaft assembly with the burr-cleaning brush included with your KitchenAid coffee grinder to remove any debris or remaining grinds.

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1- #2 Phillips head screw driver
1 Cleaning brush
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Remove all beans from the bean hopper, vacuum out any
beans that cannot be scooped out by hand.
Remove the front and back screws and pull off bean hopper
container from the machine. (Note: The rear screw is longer
than the front screw.)
Note: Doser adjustment knob is available only on Vienna
Digital and Vienna Deluxe Rapid Steam.
Place screws in a safe place so that they will not be lost.
Cleaning the Grinder Viennas
back screw
front screw
grinder
knob
doser
knob
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socket. Grinder Tip: Using an oily bean will cause the coffee to build up quickly and clog the grinder.
Saeco recommends using a medium to dark colored bean that is not oily.
After cleaning the grinder and then brewing a cup of coffee it may take 2-3 grinding cycles for the machine
to dispense coffee.
Step 1:
Remove the black rubber gasket, then vacuum additional beans or grinds from the grinder area (Fig. 1).
Rotate the outer ring of the grinder counter-clockwise until the red line is at the 12 o'clock position (as
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line on inner burr ring (Fig. 2).
Lift the inner burr ring out of the assembly (Fig. 3).
Figure 1 Figure 2 Figure 3
Step 2:
Vacuum out any residual grinds from inside the grinder and clean the grinder burrs using the cleaning
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Remove the drip tray, open the service door, remove the dregdrawer and brew group. Gently pull
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Reassembly:
Be sure that the red line on the outer ring is still in the 12 o'clock position. Place the inner burr ring back
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"0" position. Replace black round rubber gasket (Fig. 7).
Take the bean hopper container and rotate the grinder adjustment wheel to zero (0) (Fig. 8) and the doser
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For questions or concerns please contact Saeco Customer Service
at 800.933.7876 or email at support@saeco-usa.com.
Figure 4 Figure 5 Figure 6
Figure 7 Figure 8 Figure 9

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