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Barista Coffee Grinder

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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