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My grinder has been working fine until this morning I did the usual plugged it in and it did not work. could the engine be burnt out. it is my favorite appliance for coffee grinding. please help. I would like to repair it.

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If you ground for a long time...20-30 seconds, you may have burned out the thermal control protection that keeps it from catching fire. It is a guess without more history.

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