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Burr grinder GVX212

My grinder stopped working entirely when I was out of town. Housesitter pleads innocent. I do not get any blue light, motor sound or grinding action when I press the button. I have tried it in several different outlets, on several different settings. Took out the grinder mechanism and cleaned all the grounds off of it and reseated it, all to no avail. Please help! I am using a blade grinder now, and it is driving me crazy!

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  • soy-dog Oct 31, 2008

    I have the same problem.. LIke there is no power to the unit?

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I had the same problem, took it all apart, separated the two halves, and looked into the guts of the machine, not an easy task. Fiddled with this and that, and looked at the back of the switch mechanism, and heard it making a 'click' when depressed, so put it all back together, to no avail...It turns out the grinder needs to have two limit switches engaged, one between the lid of the ground coffee hopper and the underside of the grinder hopper housing, and the other between the grinder lid and the base of the unit. This last limit switch was my problem, it seems the lid wasn't making contact with the limit switch, so the unit didn't run. I cleaned out the narrow gap that the grinder lid sits within, pressed the lid down until I heard a small 'click' , pressed the on switch, and presto! it works. You can see this very tiny switch if you take off the grinder lid, and look in the narrow gap it sits in at a position of about three o'clock ( the back of the machine when viewed from the top being 12 o'clock. Hope this helps anyone else who can't find their receipt within the one year warranty period. This is the best burr grinder I've found for the money, and I'm glad mine's still o.k.

Posted on Feb 06, 2009

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There are two safety switchs that need to be seated before the grinder will activate: one for the top bean cover and one for the top of the receiving bin. The first is on the right side in the slot where the cover slides down. Sometimes a bean fragment will fall in the slot preventing the plastic lid from pushing the button down. The second is on the roof of the space where the receiving bin slides in. There are two pimples: the left hods the bin in and the right must be pushed up by the lid to allow the grinder switch to activate.

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After reading the first two solutions, and confirming that the two switches referred to weren't the cause of the grinder no longer operating, the following brought our grinder back to working order; 'unlocking' the grinder part (and removing it), pouring water through, and poking a paper-clip into the opening which feeds the container for the grounds.

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