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Bean Grinder Turned my Royal Prof. on this morning and the grinder started up all by itself. It turned for about 1 second then stopped, then 4 seconds later it turned for another 1 second then stopped. It went on like this until I turned it off 2 minutes later. I turned it on again 30 minutes later and the same thing happened. Any assistance gratefully received.

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Hi,

Hard to say when i´m not have the machine in front of me, i think it can be the printed circuit card.

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Hdo i remove the grinder on asaeco royal


How to remove the grinder in a Saeco Royal Professional fully automatic cappuccino machine. Of course make sure the machine is fully off and unplugged before servicing it. Taking a lot of pictures as you disassemble it will make it easier to reassemble it when you are done.

1. Remove the water tank, driptray, dregdrawer, cappuccinatore., and the bean hopper. There are two Phillips head screws in the bean hopper; you put some tissue in the hole to prevent those from falling into the machine when they come out. Once the hopper is off, remove the grind adjustment lever. It can be pried off, but try to be gentle. I broke it slightly when I did this, though it still works fine. Also, make a mark on the lever and grinder before removing it, so you can put it back together easily at the end.

2. Remove the screws holding the upper housing to the base. There are two under the water tank, one in the compartment under the bean hopper, one in the front corner above where the dregdrawer goes, and one behind the front panel under the steamer wand. They are all Phillips head screws except for the two under the water tank which are T-10 (Torx, or star) screws.

3. Remove the upper housing. This can be a little tricky, because you have to get the steam wand and cappuccinatore plug through their corresponding holes. Just start by gently prying up the front edge of the housing, under the steam wand and the control panel. Pull the housing back, bending it over the cappuccinatore plug, up over the rest of the unit, making sure the steam wand goes through smoothly. Then you'll be able to lift it off the rest of the way. Note that the hose from the water tank will still be attached to the housing, but there should be enough slack to set it out of the way.

4. At this point you can see the grinder. Remove the rubber gasket that sits between the grinder and hopper, and the felt noise dampener. The grinder is held in place by three rubber rivets. They can be tricky to dislodge, but you just have to pull firmly on the grinder to take them out one by one. You can also grab the bottom of the rivet with needle nosed pliers if you need to. To reinsert the rivets, you can push the tip through the corresponding hole and pull on the end with pliers. Try not to move the grind adjustment ring without marking where it was originally, or you may end up throwing off the grind calibration.

5. You should be able to unplug the wires from the grinder. You may need to cut the zip tie holding the wires in place.

6. Follow these steps backward to reassemble the unit once the grinder is replaced. Good luck!

Jun 09, 2015 | Saeco Royal Professional Espresso Machine

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The grinder grinds too long, then stops and then the bean refill light goes on, ---there are plenty of beans but no coffee being made. I think the grinder is not working somehow. Its a 5 year old Saeco...


The lever under the bean hopper is set to low. Push it all the way to the back.
There is a leverbehind the door in the middle top. Pull it to the minus and try again.
If that doesn't work you are going to have to take the grinder apart and clean it.

Jan 05, 2011 | Saeco Royal Cappuccino Espresso Machine

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Grinder is rotating but beans won't go down.


Hi
Pull the doser adjustment lever (topcenter of the right door) to the minus. Push the grinder adjustment lever (below the right side of the bean hopper) to the back, to # 7, and try again. If that doesn't work you are going to have to clean the grinder.

Dec 04, 2010 | Saeco Royal Professional Espresso Machine

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Grinder Blocked said on screen. Any Quick fixes?


This has happened to me twice. Usually caused by a trapped bean in the grinder. Here is how I fixed it. It is easy.

Inside the plastic bean hopper is a screw located in the bottom. Remove it and lift off the hopper. Have someone help you as you turn the machine upside down to remove all the beans. Use a tooth pick or a wooden skewer to pick out any beans lodged inside the grinder housing. Once completed, return the unit to its upright position.

Look inside the hopper and locate the grinder stem which is gold colored. On top of the stem is a hex bolt. Take a hex wrench with a 7/16 hex socket, connect it to the grinder hex bolt and turn it "counter clockwise" about half way which is the same direction the grinder turns. Add some beans and see if it works. If not, turn the hex bot "clockwise" a half to a full turn. Add beans and check.

This helps move the grinder out of its "stuck" position.

Nov 03, 2009 | Saeco Incanto Sirius Fully Automatic...

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Saeco: grinder stops grinding


Hello, This may be the solution for you: having removed the ceramic grinder to clean out the unit, one of the wires on the grinder had become removed (the "center wire") on the connector. The 2 outside wires were sufficient to give me the illusion that the grinder was connected correctly, however it would only run for a half second and then coast to an annoying stop.

Check all 3 wires that connect to the grinder and make sure they are making contact.

Jun 02, 2009 | Saeco Incanto Rondo

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Ginding problems, all clogged up


Follow these instructions to put grinder back together...

Items needed to clean grinder
1- #2 Phillips head screw driver
1 Cleaning brush
Prep:
Remove all beans from the bean hopper, vacuum out any
beans that cannot be scooped out by hand.
Remove the front and back screws and pull off bean hopper
container from the machine. (Note: The rear screw is longer
than the front screw.)
Note: Doser adjustment knob is available only on Vienna
Digital and Vienna Deluxe Rapid Steam.
Place screws in a safe place so that they will not be lost.
Cleaning the Grinder Viennas
back screw
front screw
grinder
knob
doser
knob
Before beginning to clean the grinder please be sure to turn the machine off and unplug it from the wall
socket. Grinder Tip: Using an oily bean will cause the coffee to build up quickly and clog the grinder.
Saeco recommends using a medium to dark colored bean that is not oily.
After cleaning the grinder and then brewing a cup of coffee it may take 2-3 grinding cycles for the machine
to dispense coffee.
Step 1:
Remove the black rubber gasket, then vacuum additional beans or grinds from the grinder area (Fig. 1).
Rotate the outer ring of the grinder counter-clockwise until the red line is at the 12 o'clock position (as
viewed from the front of the machine) or until the red line on the outer ring is 180º from the opposite red
line on inner burr ring (Fig. 2).
Lift the inner burr ring out of the assembly (Fig. 3).
Figure 1 Figure 2 Figure 3
Step 2:
Vacuum out any residual grinds from inside the grinder and clean the grinder burrs using the cleaning
brush (Fig. 5). Clean out the grinder coffee chute using the end of the cleaning brush (Fig. 5).
Remove the drip tray, open the service door, remove the dregdrawer and brew group. Gently pull
down the coffee doser door and brush out any ground coffee that may be inside the chute (Fig. 6).
Reassembly:
Be sure that the red line on the outer ring is still in the 12 o'clock position. Place the inner burr ring back
into the grinder making sure the red line on the inner burr is at the 6 o'clock position or 180º opposite from
the red line on the outer ring (Fig. 2). Once the inner burr ring is in place, rotate the outer ring clockwise
until it will not turn any further. At this time the two red lines should be aligned. The grinder is now at the
"0" position. Replace black round rubber gasket (Fig. 7).
Take the bean hopper container and rotate the grinder adjustment wheel to zero (0) (Fig. 8) and the doser
adjustment knob to the minus symbol (-) (Fig. 9). Slide the doser adjustment gear toward the left of the
machine until it stops. (Note: The Vienna Black does not have a doser adjustment knob. Only the Vienna
Digital & Vienna Deluxe Rapid Steam have a doser adjustment wheel.)
Reinstall the bean hopper container being sure to use the LONG screw in the back, then replace the finger
guard using the short screw in the front of the container. Once the bean hopper container has been
reinstalled, rotate each knob through the full range of motion. The grinder knob should rotate from (0) to
(18) and back, and the doser knob from the minus symbol (-) to plus symbol (+) and back.
Place the grinder adjustment knob at the eight (8) position and place the doser knob at the halfway
point between the plus symbol (+) and the minus symbol (-) symbol, or to your preferred settings.
For questions or concerns please contact Saeco Customer Service
at 800.933.7876 or email at support@saeco-usa.com.
Figure 4 Figure 5 Figure 6
Figure 7 Figure 8 Figure 9

Jan 12, 2009 | Saeco Vienna De Luxe Espresso Machine

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How do I remove the burr grinder for cleaning? Saeco Royal Exclusive


This is not a hard procedure, but you have to feel comfortable with DIY projects.
First empty the bean container. Vacuum out any remaining beans. Remove the philips screws from the hopper. Lift the hopper off. Vacuum any loose beans out. Remove the rubber gasket. You may clean this with a mild soap solution. Remove the grind adjustment lever- lift straight up with index fingers under the flange. Turn the outer ring with the holes counterclockwise, lift the center ring with the ears straight up when the outer ring is loose enough. The ring with the ears is the upper burr. Clean with a brush. Don't use water or other solutions. Vacuum the beans chamber and brush clean. Replace the upper burr ring matching the ears with the grooves. Turn the outer ring clockwise until it stops. Pull the inner ring to be sure it is locked. Now turn the outer ring back 13 clicks. Replace the rubber gasket. Replace the grinder adjustment lever- drop the lever flange inside on the outer ring with the lever grip loop over the top at #4. Press the flange with two fingers while supporting the outer ring from below. This seems tricky, but be patient. Replace the hopper and screws. Do any grinder adjustments while grinder is running with beans, it may take a few shots to be back at your preference grind! Good luck!

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Stuck grinder


Hi,

make sure you not get any damp into the grinder. If you have damp in the grinder then it do not grind the beans.

/Mirran

Aug 30, 2008 | Saeco Incanto Classic Espresso Machine

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Grinder runs with NO beans inside


Fill beans before they run out!
If you hear the grinder running empty, press the same button you pressed to start making coffe to cancel the current cup -or, if some beans were ground, stop the water a bit earlier to make a shorter coffe using the same method (press the button you pressed to start the cup). The auto-detect of beans missing is a very minor and largely useless feature.

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