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The grinder only grinds the beans very coarsely, resulting in weak espresso. Adjusted the lever several different ways with same result. Can't figure it out! Help! Haven't had good coffee! Can't think! Also took out the top part of the metal grinder and realigned it several ways. There is red and blue nail polish in different spots to help with the alignment, but I don't know what it means.

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First ignore the numbers on the adjustment knob, lets fix that, with the grinder running turn towards fine as far as you can, then check grind if it is not fine enough, then remove screws in bean hopper and lift slowly until you can turn the knob without it touching the gears and move it towards coarse say #12 or so, then lower hopper so that knob sits on gears and repeat the testing until you get the best shot of espresso. Just move toward finer.

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