Apparently, you unplug the unit, dump any beans out of the supply hopper, then rotate the burr intake module in the bottom of the supply hopper counterclockwise. You can then pull it out, and brush it out. You also brush out the other half of the burr unit; don't put water or anything in it, you'll kill your grinder. You can, in theory, wash the removable module, but if you do, be sure it's ABSOLUTELY dry before you put it back together.
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Remove the grinder tray, remove the grinder top and clean out the burrs.
lift the command unit. close and remove the bean hopper. Press in the two thumb tabs either side of the grinder tray and pull the tray forward. If it's not been removed for a while it could be very tight. Push the tray in first then pull.
with the grinder tray removed, take out the white plastic ring that the hopper sits on. Unscrew the two Philips head screws in the top section of the grinder. Remove the screws and rotate the top section anti clockwise whilst lifting off. You should now have access the the grinder burrs. Carefully clean every part of the teeth burrs with a stiff brush or small screwdriver.
turn the tray over and examine the bottom end of the shaft which passes through the grinder. The centre is usually rubber and this can become detached with age. If the rubber is shot you will need to replace the pulley shaft. Check to the tension of the belt From the motor to the pulley shaft
Once everything is clean and clear, reverse the process to reassemble the machine.
you should find it now grinds ok
One of the most widely used grain mills is the country living grain mill, it is known for its stable build and lifetime warranty. Every so often when you use your grain mill frequently you will need to clean it out to keep it functioning as properly as possible. Luckily cleaning the Country living grain mills are very easy to clean.
First you want to disassemble the grinder, by removing the adjusting knob off of the front of the unit. Make sure that you don't lose the small square piece that keeps the front plate form spinning with the shaft. Behind the knob you will find some washers and the burr. You can take out the burr and use a small brush to clean out any flour than may have gotten caught inside.
Some times you will need to clean the grinding plates this can be done by using the wrench that came with the mill to remove the screws that hold the stationary plate in place. When the plates have been disconnected they can be taken out of the unit for a more thorough cleaning. If you wash them in water make sure that you dry them well immediately to prevent them from rusting. These grinding mills were not made to be washed in water, therefore just using a damp cloth should be thorough enough to clean the whole unit.
When you have finished washing and drying the pieces its time to assemble your mill. Before you put the plate back inside make sure that there is nothing inside the unit because the plate will not reattach if anything is in the way, all the mounting hole have to align before you move on to the next part of the mill. Then follow the disable instruction the reverse order, replace the burr, washers and knob. Wallah! you now have a clean grain mill ready for use.
Clean your burr mill before using it for the first time. Then, to ensure optimal mill function and durability, clean it regularly following these simple steps.
Always unplug your burr mill after use and before cleaning.
Open the hopper lid. Empty any whole beans from the hopper. Remove the top burr mill by rotating it clockwise. For better results hold the grind setting button while rotating the burr mill clockwise. This will allow you to clean the grinding wheel and the grinding compartment.
Clean the interior recesses with a soft brush. Note: Never use water or liquid for cleaning the lower grinding section of this appliance. BRUSH NOT INCLUDED.
Wipe the whole bean hopper, its lid and the mill exterior with a damp cloth.
The ground coffee chamber and lid can be washed in mild detergent and water. They both are top rack dishwasher safe. Do not immerse the mill or the whole bean hopper in water or any other liquid or place in dishwasher. Use only non-abrasive cleaners to remove stains.
After completely drying the whole bean hopper and top burr mill, replace the burr mill in position by aligning snaps with receptacle and rotating counterclockwise to lock it in position. For better results, hold the grind setting button while rotating the burr mill counterclockwise. Once the burr mill is in position, pull gently to check it is properly locked in position. If the burr mill comes out, repeat this step again.
Replace the ground coffee chamber and lid, making sure both snap securely into place.
Always unplug your burr mill after use and before cleaning.
Turn the whole bean chamber to the right until it can be lifted off the base. This will allow you to clean the grinding wheel. NOTE: Never use water or liquid for cleaning the lower grinding section of this appliance.
Clean interior recesses with a soft brush (not provided).
Wash the whole bean chamber and lid and the ground coffee chamber and lid in mild detergent and water. These items are only dishwasher safe on the top rack of your dishwasher. Wipe exterior with a damp cloth. Do not immerse mill in water or any other liquid or place in dishwasher. Use only non-abrasive cleaners to remove stains.
After completely drying, replace whole bean chamber. Important: when replacing whole bean chamber, screw on completely before setting grinding rate. Turn chamber clockwise (as viewed from top), until it will not turn. Fill with whole coffee beans for grinding and replace lid.
Replace ground coffee chamber and lid, making sure it snaps securely into place.
If your coffee grinder or burr mill stops working, please check the following:
Make sure the unit is plugged into a working electric outlet.
If it is plugged in and still will not turn, check to see if there are any obstructions around the blade. If there are, unplug the unit and remove the obstruction from the blade before reconnecting it to the power source.
If the above troubleshooting does not work, your product needs to be repaired or replaced. Contact an Authorized Service Center.
You should really be using end mill tool holders for milling. The torque is too great for drill chucks. You will get better results machining with surface finish, size as well as longer tool life. Side note..take care with reassembly of drill chuck. Tapers must be dirt and burr free or chuck will have run out as well as taper lock will break and come apart on you more often. If there is damage to the tapers replace the arbor and or chuck with new.
Start by closing the hopper and grinding all the beans through the unit. Remove the hopper and look for any lock screws on the top of the adjustment collar (or ring). Remove the screws if present and turn the adjustment collar clock-wise (coarser) until it comes off. Pull out the upper burr holder. You then need to take out the three screws that hold on each burr (blades) and remove them. Then you want to use a shop vac to clean out all of the grounds. Make sure there is no coffee on the burr holders that could cause the new burrs to not be level. Assemble the new burrs on to the holders. Take a dry towel and clean the threads of the collar and the threads inside the mill. You don't want any coffee grounds on the threads, that could cause the adjustment collar to lock up and may damage the threads which can be extremely expensive. Use a small amount of lithium grease on the threads and reassemble. Screw the adjustment collar all the way down to where the burrs are touching. Then back it up 1.5 numbers (12-14 little bumps on the outer edge of the collar). This is a good "starting point". Pull some shots and adjust as needed.
As I can see, what happens is that some coffee grains stucks in the way from the upper pot to the grinding wheel. This is not something usual, but possible if coffee grains are too big and are placed across the entry of the mill. Try cleaning more deep with some old toothbrush. Look for a clean and even surface of the duct.
Other cause might be a loosen mill hub/grinding wheel off the motor shaft, which would require dissassemble of the appliance to be repaired.
I have a Zass and sometimes have a problem with it self adjusting, but when I do need to adjust it, I find that I have give it a good tap on the top to make sure it adjusts. So, just turn the knob counter clockwise as far as it will go, then give it a good knock on the top and bottom and try again. My mill offers the full grinding range, from a fine powder to large chunks.