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Grinder is slipping.

While grinding some coffee suddenly my grinder statred to make a noise like it was jammed. I immeadiatly syopped the machine, shook it ant tried again for just a few seconds, same problem. I took the machine apart to clean it out and found a small coffee bean sized pebble. Now after cleaning and reassembly the bottom plate is slipping. I have not taken the grinder appart to see if something is stripped under the brass plate that the holds the burr. My question is can this be fixed? Could about ten seconds of trying to grind a pebble ruin my grinder.

I am pretty handy and would like to do this myself.

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  • ChicagOkie Aug 02, 2008

    Sorry: I This is a Gaggia MDF. The grinder is 4 years old and is used about four days a week. I am about to try to get the nut that holds the bottom brass plate/burr assembly off. I think the problem lies underneath. I wish there was a schematic I could see to get a picture of how it goes together before I take it apart.

  • Kelley Hopper May 11, 2010

    What brand of grinder is it?

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  1. take out bean container
  2. disassemble 3 philips screws and take plastic out
  3. rotate the knob to try to get out the upper holder of burr. if it does not rotate than disasemble the knob and the gears(plastic big one is attached to upper holder of grinder, the other is together with knob.
  4. tru to rotate it manualy, with help of extra srews puted in gear holder holes.
  5. when you get it out, carefuly clean it, look for metal parts and stones(wich sometime comes with coffee)
  1. turn on the grinder and attach gently one marker to lower burr during spining. after you stop grinder, look if it is perfect circle marked in burr. if it is not than marked side is higher. you should consider getting it ok by putting adhesive paper under lower burr and check it again.
good luck and carefuly.

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