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Grinder hard (impossible) to remove

Fairly new DGB-600 or DGB-500. Worked well for first couple of months. But now, regularly, the grinder is impossible to remove. The only one who can pull is out after we make a pot of coffee is my 6'4'' husband.

I make sure it is completely clean and dry before inserting it. I even have cleaned the entire seating area with cuetips, but no matter how pristine the set up is, once the coffee is brewed, the grinder is impossible to remove.

Is this a standard problem? Would a replacement grinder do the trick?


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  • Blue Essence Oct 05, 2008

    I have the same problem. Impossible to remove please help.

    Blue Essence

  • westendarp Dec 30, 2008

    Ditto. Somebody please find a fix.

  • jaymej Jan 25, 2009

    I have NEVER been able to remove the bean basket. How can i do so? ('cause I can't get grease under it unless I can remove it!)

  • javanut Feb 06, 2009

    mine has been difficult to remove and now it is really stuck so I can't grease it up until I get it out somehow how. I'm ready to take a hammer to it!!

  • anitarae Feb 06, 2009

    Lubricating both the male and female parts does help. It is important to make sure the grinder is well seated, so junk can't get under it. Greasing and firmly seating the grinder ends up helping about 80% of the time, but there are still times when only a strong arm will get the grinder out. I wonder if Cuisinart has solved this problem with newer models?



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I took the top off the entire machine (it snaps on and off) and took a butter knife to get under the grinder from the back. Using a little leverage, it popped off. I put Vaseline petroleum jelly on the male and female parts before my next use and it STILL got stuck. So I turned the machine around to the back, took off the lid, and used the knife again. Oh well, at least I can get it out….

Posted on Feb 06, 2009


I had the same problem and used a little grease and it worked fine. Take out the bean cup and grease the male and female parts and it should work fine.

Posted on Oct 06, 2008


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