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Kicthen Aid Coffee Grinder BCG100

This stopped working after 1 week. You are supposed to push down to engage the blades and now it is just stuck, it appears to be stuck in the "down" possession, but nothing happens. The blades turn freely as does the mechanism under the cup that turns the blades.

There are two small little guides and i am wondering if they are somehow jammed. I've brushed over them and blown on them to try and free any coffee dust.

No clue.

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  • Anonymous Feb 28, 2009

    I have the exact same problem.

  • Geoff Ratte Sep 30, 2012

    I just figured it out. The plastic cover has a ring in the top which fits the stainless steel grinding cup. If grinds get caught in that little ring on top, then the cover won't have enough clearance to depress the switches. The answer is to take a knife and scrape the grinds out of that ring. It fixed my problem.


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The two small little guides you refer to are a pair of switches that get depressed when the top is pressed down. In the top is supposed to be a plastic pin in the top of each one of the grooves. When both pins push both of the switches down (look like black dots) the grinder wil operate. The proper solution would be to replace the top.

Posted on Sep 06, 2009

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Had same problem. You probably simply have coffee grounds stuck in the top of the cover so that the pins cant depress the switches. Try to push switches with pointed objects ic skewers at the same time. If the blades engage the switches are fine and simply not being depressed by the top

Posted on May 24, 2010

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