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Makes a humming sound instead of grinding

Plug it in and instead of the blades whirling and grinding the beans it just makes this faint humming sound like it wants to work but just cant.

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Badger5xp


Do the blades and motor turn? Can you manually turn the blade around by hand? Can you put a magnet down there to turn on the magnetic switch? The holes that the food passes through are the same size as a coffee bean so if something metal that size gets caught in there it may jam it up, or if something is thin enough it could get caught between the round grinding plate and the inside wall of the grinding chamber. Keep me posted on what happens.

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While I don't have this brand or model of grinder, (coffee beans, spices?), I use a small elec. grinder for grinding coffee beans and unless the grinder and cover or perfectly lined up and locked in place, it willnot grind, a safety feature. Check and make sure everything is lined up so it closed with all the lines in place and the grinder is also put into the lock position.

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My grinder is not grinding is it blocked?


if you hear it trying to grind, but is not, or hear it spinning and is not grinding, more than likely it is blocked, or so oily that bean will not drop. Coffee beans, have so much oils in them, that after a while it gets caked up, and beans either get jammed, or stuck. If you hear grinder low humming, then it is probably stuck or clogged, if it is on but hear like a spinning sound, beans are not dropping, because they are stuck because of oil build up. If you can get to the grinder, turn machine off, unplug, get all beans out, if turning up side down to do so, get clean dry terry cloth,and start wiping and cleaning, when you feel your done, spray a LITTLE, no much pam in there, refill and try again. As said early if it is a low humming, like motor turning but jammed, do not use until jam is fixed, you will burn up motor, then have more expensive fix. Let me know if this helped and solved problem. Mr Bean Man from Fixya

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Makes funny noise when I try to grind coffee and no ground coffee comes down into the handle. Seems like something is stuck in the grinder.


if you hear it trying to grind, but is not, or hear it spinning and is not grinding, more than likely it is blocked, or so oily that bean will not drop. Coffee beans, have so much oils in them, that after a while it gets caked up, and beans either get jammed, or stuck. If you hear grinder low humming, then it is probably stuck or clogged, if it is on but hear like a spinning sound, beans are not dropping, because they are stuck because of oil build up. If you can get to the grinder, turn machine off, unplug, get all beans out, take like a wooden chop stick and put it in area where beans go and move the chop stick around the gears. you like your reaming it out kind of. turn machine back on, try this procedure a few times. ( MAKE SURE MACHINE IS UNPLUGGED WHEN DOING THIS) As said early if it is a low humming, like motor turning but jammed, do not use until jam is fixed, you will burn up motor, then have more expensive fix. Let me know if this helped and solved problem. Mr Bean Man from Fixya

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Cleaned the machine and now the grinder does not grind any coffee, it sounds like its grinding but it keeps showing that I need to add beans after it attempts to grind. yes it has beans in it


Did you cleaned the grinder with any fluids? This will not help , the blades got wet and coffee grounds are stuck (cemented) on to the blades.You will have to cleaned the blades and KEEP it DRY.

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I placed ground coffee instead coffee beans in coffee bean container. I used the mixer and mix but do not have a mute.Doesn't work.Can I solve a problem or should I call service . If yes, what I have to...


Bean grinders expect to grind whole beans as you have just found out. The grounds have clogged the entrance of the grinder. Use a wood chop stick to try and loosen up the 'caked' coffee and remove the coffee with a vacuum hose attachment. Try to **** out as much of the coffee as you can. Please note that this should all be done with the machine unplugged. Try grinding again but don't let it 'Hum' too long if it's not grinding. You can also try to adjust the grinder 'coarser' to give more room for the burrs to clear. Good Luck!

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If you look at the adjustment knob in the bean hopper, make sure it is in the middle i think it will be "8".
Make sure you not get any damp into the grinder.

Try to make 2-3 cup of coffee.

Let me know if i can help you more

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Hi Cindy,

Make sure you not get any water in the grinder, if you get water in the grinder then it bean smeary and will not grind the beans.

You have to clean the grinder if you get any moisten in it.

/Mirran

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