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I have a Starbucks Barista Burr Grinder. When new, about two years ago, it worked well. Now it grinds only about 1 tablespoon of coffee in 30 seconds. I've cleaned it well around the burrs but it just won't do any better. I can'at see any obvious reason and I am reluctant to dismantle it completely unless I do it under specific advice.

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  • Janet Kelly Apr 24, 2010

    It is what I would do myself given encouragement, so yes, the answer was helpful. Since bringing it to a repair shop could cost as much as a new one, taking it apart to clean it will either kill or cure.



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If this came with a warranty and is still under warranty, I would take it in to be repaired. If not, I would carefully take it apart and see if the inside is dirty. You'd be surprised the effect dust has on the simplist of motor parts.

If you do not feel comfortable doing this, have someone who is "mechanically inclined", or someone you trust to try and fix it. If you feel reluctant at all about taking it apart, I simply suggest using it until it doesn't work or just getting a new one.

I know this doesn't sound very "professional" or helpful, but when it comes to machines like this your options are really limited and it brings you to a process of elimination as to what would be best.

My "professional" opinion would be to simply (if applicable) replace the unit if it is no longer under warranty. Repair shops (without warranty) can be costly, even more so than purchasing a new unit, but you may be able to find someone who can do it for a fair price.

I would first suggest, howvever visiting Google and you should find a repair manual for this unit on thier.

Please let me know if you need any further assistance in this matter.



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