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After removing and cleaning drop-in portion of burr grinder, I inadvertently put it back in upside down. Realizing my error before trying to operate the grinder, I tried to remove the upside down piece but it's hopelessly stuck. There is evidently some interference that is preventing removal. I turned the whole grinder upside down and tapped it on a flat surface but it's still stuck. Has anyone had this problem?

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First of all the solution IS NOT in the manual. Second of all, you shouldn't go taking the grinder apart. It is soooooooo simple. You just have to rotate the black part where the long **** is counter clockwise until it's at about 2 o'clock. The blade slips right off. I saw a post about someone sending it in for repair for this same problem. It must be a lie because this is not a problem that needs a repair solution. It is a very simple fix. No tools no springs popping out at you, no nothing. Again, Just hold onto the black part with the ****. It moves. Turn it counterclockwise to about 2 o'clock. The blade slips off.

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  • Donna Sutera Nov 07, 2010

    I guess they thought that the word I used was not appropriate, so I will say it again. Right around the blade, there is a black section with a long slot. The section moves. Move it counter clockwise to about 2'clock. the blade will slip right out. No tools, not rocket science. Just an easy solution to a mistake.

  • ambaccam Nov 07, 2010

    Thank you so much, allgrace! This totally fixed the problem with my grinder, I am so glad I saw your post!

  • Donna Sutera Nov 08, 2010

    You are so welcome ambaccam. I'm glad you checked. Hope it solves the problem for others as well. I came across the solution in a strange way. I put that blade in upside down so many times I can't count, but it never got stuck. So when it did it this time and it got stuck I knew that something wasn't the same. I realized because I just observed for a while. I refused to try to pry unscrew or do anything to my beloved Capresso grinder. I kept looking and checking and I realized that the slot was not where it had been So, even though it didn't look like that part could move I tried it. And it did. I get it came down to NOT freaking out, getting upset and being patient. It worked. Yeah!

  • Vince Taylor Dec 06, 2011


    Thanks! This worked and solved a frustrating problem. My wife was totally mad because I'd screwed up the grinder before she had her morning coffee! I still don't know why the black part moved (I didn't have the grinder in upside down), but I'm happy with your solution.

    Amazing the the Capresso website didn't have this answer to what must be common problem.


  • Viki MErrick Jan 29, 2013

    What is the long ****?

  • canpap Nov 14, 2013

    me too! what is the long **** and/or the "black part"??

  • Donna Sutera Nov 19, 2013

    Will get back to you on this as soon as I get home.... I didn't put ****., the site did and I don't remember without looking at it. It's been a while.

  • Donna Sutera Nov 19, 2013

    If you click above on "view previous comments, I rewrote the solution because I'm guessing the word that I used was not appropriate. It's been so long, don't remember .

  • Donna Sutera Nov 19, 2013

    Here is the solution AGAIN: I guess they thought that the word I used was not appropriate, so I will say it again. Right around the blade, there is a black section with a long slot. The section moves. Move it counter clockwise to about 2'clock. the blade will slip right out. No tools, not rocket science. Just an easy solution to a mistake.

  • QACK Aug 27, 2014

    Well, that was simple. THANK YOU!!! Actually, I couldn't turn the black ring just using my fingers. However, I noticed that at the front of the ring there is a long slot. along the outer edge. I put the handle of a spoon and pushed. It moved very easily.


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THIS WORKED!! My husband couldn't use his grinder for months after accidentally putting that white plastic part in upside down and he declared it dead after only six months of use (and two times putting it on wrong -- pryed it off once). He's one of those super smart engineer types who has a shortage of common sense sometimes. Finally I (the tea drinker) took it upon myself to search for a solution. This is super easy just like everyone says, although it did take me some stabbing with the butter knife until I realized you're rotating THE BLACK OUTER RING and NOT THE WHITE PART THAT IS STUCK. I thought I had to stick the knife down in there to move the white plastic part inside that half circle slit area. WRONG. You use the knife like a lever placing pressure on ONE END of that tiny half circle slit and pushing against the slit and voila -- it will rotate the entire black ring section like a secret door opening and your jaw will drop open and the white plastic part that was unmistakeably jammed for life can now be lifted straight off by a toddler. It's truly THAT easy. PS WE MARKED THE RIGHT SIDE UP WITH A FEW DOTS OF SHARPIE MARKER SO MY GENIUS HUSBAND NEVER DOES THIS AGAIN! Why can't the manufacturer do the same? What a cheap fix! I guess some will run out and buy a new one when they think it's broken for life and they don't want to lose the extra cash. Shame on them! I cannot think of any other reason not to mark this so it's common sense lacking (or rushing and exhausted with two young children) proof.

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Donna, Your solution worked for me. Amazing that this is not on the Capresso Website! Thanks so much!


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Hi,the solution to your problem is in the manual of your grinder,you should go through your manual carefully,if you don't have the manual,you can download it for free at;

Thanks and take care

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Sharon is right, my jaw dropped!!! I thought I broke the machine and my husband was not going to be happy since it is only six months old. Thanks so much for posting this tip :)

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