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Grinder will not turn off!!

When I try to pull a shot, the machine makes a muffled noise, as compared to the distinct "smack, smack, smack", I have heard thousands of times over the past 5 years. The grinder starts and grinds and grinds and grinds...  it eventually stops but can't continue with the process as the machine is now full of grounds. I have disassembled the hopper and cleaned the teeth of the grinder. All looks good inside. ANY IDEAS? Should I just buy a new brew group?

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Hi,

It can be the micro switch in the machine you have to replace.
If you take off the top you will see it where the hole for the beans are.

Posted on Jul 30, 2008

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