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Coffee Beans Empty - but the hopper is full!

The grinder whirs around as if it was grinding beans for about 20-30 seconds but then it just stops and reports a "coffee beans empty" on the display.  I have vacuumed out the grinder to remove any possible stuck material, this seemed to worked once, but now it just isn't working.
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Caffeind...the problem is likely still some bean remnants stuck in a switch which is causing the problem. Get some newspaper and open it up on a flat surface. Invert the grinder and give it a couple of thumps on the newspaper. The chips should loosen up and fix it. Remember, beans are both sharp in shape and oily in makeup...perfect for getting stuck.

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http://redbirdcoffee.com/redbirdespresso.html

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