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Hello, I'd to pull the grinder apart to clean it because it was clogged due to water spillage. Now the coffee is grind too coarse and I can't manage to grind it fine enough. Where did I go wrong? Thank you for your help

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  • maurice900 Mar 26, 2011

    Sorry but you are answering to a question I did not ask!

    After putting back together the grinder I must have make a mistake, Maybe the grinder colour spots marks have been reassemble wrongly. How should they appear when put properly.

    Thank you



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troubleshooting instructions

Coffee Will Not Brew
Ensure the coffeemaker is plugged in and you have not blown a household fuse. Replace the fuse and reset the circuit breaker in your household fuse box if necessary.
Check the water reservoir to ensure it is filled.
Open the coffee bean container and make sure the coffee beans are ground completely.
Ensure that the Saeco coffeemaker is set to "Hot Water" and not "Steam."
Look at the descaling indicator light to determine if the coffeemaker is in the process of descaling the machine. Let the descaling cycle complete, turn the machine "Off" and then "On" to start the brewing cycle.
Coffee is Too Weak
Open the coffee bean container by lifting the lid.
Add more coffee beans, close the lid and press "Grind" on the control panel.
Turn the knob inside the coffee bean container to the right. This will increase the amount of grounds used to brew coffee in 9 gram increments.
Press "Brew" on the control panel.
Coffee Tastes Bad
Remove lime deposits from the machine. In a large container, mix the Saeco descaler with water, according to the manufacturer's instructions. Lime deposits can make the coffee taste bad. Open the lid of the coffeemaker's water tank and pour in the descaler and water mix.
Plug the coffeemaker in and press the "On" button on the control panel. Place a large container on the drip pan. Press "Descale" for at least 5 seconds and aim the steam nozzle at the drip pan.
Turn the hot water button counterclockwise to start the descaling cycle. Leave the large container in place until the descaler has emptied from the coffeemaker. Turn the hot water knob clockwise to "Off."

Posted on Mar 26, 2011

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    HTS Sri Aman Mar 26, 2011

    Thank you. it is to perform problem-solving procedure to identify the cause of your problem .. If you believe the problem arises when you do the cleaning, most likely you do not do something and most likely your installation is not absolutely wrong because the machine is capable of operating only with not a fine grind.


    Caution! Only turn the grinder control
    knob, found inside the coffee bean
    container (Fig .10), when the coffee grinder
    is working and in increments of 2 settings
    at a time only. Do not insert ground and/or
    instant coffee in the coffee bean container. Do
    not insert anything other than coffee beans
    in the container. The coffee grinder contains
    dangerous moving parts; keep fingers an d/or
    other objects away. Before carrying out any
    operations in the coffee bean container, switch
    OFF the ON/OFF switch (7) and remove the
    plug from the wall outlet. Do not insert coffee
    beans when the coffee grinder i.s working.
    The quality and the taste of your coffee depend
    not only on the blend you use, but also on
    the grinder setting.
    The appliance comes with a grinder adjustment
    knob (Fig.10). T o use this feature, turn the
    graduated knob when the coffee grinder is
    working and in increments of 2. The numbers
    displayed on the knob indicate the grinder
    setting. The manufacturer sets the knob to an
    average grinder setting at the factory: if the ground
    coffee is too fine, turn the knob toward the higher
    numbers; if the ground coffee is too coarse, turn
    the knob toward the lower numbers.
    You will notice the change only after brewing
    three /four cups of coffee.
    Use coffee beans for espresso coffee makers.
    Avoid using extreme grinder positions (e.g. 1 and
    16); if this is necessary , try using different coffee
    Store the coffee in a cool and dry place, in an
    airtight container.
    You should change the grinder position if the
    coffee does not flow optimally , specifically:
    Too fast = grinding too coarse > grind coffee
    finer (smaller setting);
    Too slow (drips and/or no flow) = grinding too
    fine > grind coffee coarser (higher setting).

    passage of the guidelines to improve

    Click here to download the full, including a diagram

    hopefully this can help u




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