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WATER WAS POURED IN THE COFFEE BEAN TRAY (BY MOTHER IN LAW!) & NOW THE COFFEE WILL NOT GRIND THROUGH THE GRINDER. THE GRINDER STILL SEEMS TO ROTATE BUT THE COFFEE WILL NOT PASS THROUGH IT. ANY SUGGESTIONS

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The grinder is completely clogged with crushed coffee beans that have been clumped together by the humidity - the teeth on the rollers that were supposed to grab and smash the beans are filled and the new beans just jump around.
All you can do is to dry the mechanism with a hair dryer and then clean the teeth with a long needle. Ideally the entire mechanism will have to be removed from the unit and dried and cleaned thoroughly.

Posted on May 24, 2011

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The bean does not grind anymore it just makes the noice but does not grind. My mum accidentally poured a little water in that compartment. What shall I do?


Unplug the machine.
Remove all the sticky beans and grounds from the grinder (use a vacuum and a small brush) you might need a flashlight.

AFTER YOU ARE DONE.
Plug the machine and turn it on
Pay attention to the number were the grinder is set at(you need to set it back at that number after you are done with the next step)
turn the graduated knob when the coffee grinder is working; TO THE COARSER setting.

After grounds come out OK. set it back to normal.
If the ground coffee is too fine, turn the knob toward higher
settings; if the ground coffee is too coarse, turn the knob toward lower settings.

I hope this helps.

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When machine grinds coffee it makes winding noise but does not grind coffee, hence you get water


This is a desgin flaw of this machine. Hapens when you use the machine over a long continous period. The water damp makes the grinder wet a it cakes up. The spring is supposed to remove the debris but does not work well. Remove beans form bean tray. Remove the bean tray (1 screw and pull the knob off). Use a vacuum cleaner to **** out the wet bean grind. Dry the wet damp area and use a tooth pick to remove the bean grind (especially around the scute). Let dry and assemble, Good luck!

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I have a gaggia syncrony logic.The coffee beans are not going to the grinder so the grinder is just spinning,we have cleaned the machine and cant tell if something is stuck in it or what. cand you help?


This fixes almost all the "beans will not feed or beans will not grind" problems caused by coffee bean dust packed in the burrs. Oily beans cause this problem more fequently.
a. Pour all the beans out the top.
b. Open the settings up all the way and see what else can be poured out. Use your shop vacuum to **** grounds out the spout and backward out the bean bin.
c. Pour in some instant rice and start grinding. Reduce the grind to a small setting like six and then open the settings all the way again. (The grinder will not start at a low setting with the rice in it. If you let it stop, open the settings to about 16 before trying to restart.)
d. Pour out the rice and vacuum out the ground rice.
e. Adjust the grinder to your favorite setting and try a coffee grind. Grind until most of the rice dust is expelled (any remaining trace of rice dust will not affect the flavor of the coffee).

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Beans are too oily


This fixes almost all the "beans will not feed or beans will not grind" problems caused by coffee bean dust packed in the burrs. Oily beans cause this problem more fequently.
a. Pour all the beans out the top.
b. Open the settings up all the way and see what else can be poured out. Use your shop vacuum to **** grounds out the spout and backward out the bean bin.
c. Pour in some instant rice and start grinding. Reduce the grind to a small setting like six and then open the settings all the way again. (The grinder will not start at a low setting with the rice in it. If you let it stop, open the settings to about 16 before trying to restart.)
d. Pour out the rice and vacuum out the ground rice.
e. Adjust the grinder to your favorite setting and try a coffee grind. Grind until most of the rice dust is expelled (any remaining trace of rice dust will not affect the flavor of the coffee).

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My A-9 Coffee grinder no longer grinds coffee. Have cleaned it and checked it out and nothing. The motor runs but no grounds. Thanks for your help!


This fixes almost all the "beans will not feed or beans will not grind" problems caused by coffee bean dust packed in the burrs. Oily beans cause this problem more fequently.
a. Pour all the beans out the top.
b. Open the settings up all the way and see what else can be poured out. Use your shop vacuum to **** grounds out the spout and backward out the bean bin.
c. Pour in some instant rice and start grinding. Reduce the grind to a small setting like six and then open the settings all the way again. (The grinder will not start at a low setting with the rice in it. If you let it stop, open the settings to about 16 before trying to restart.)
d. Pour out the rice and vacuum out the ground rice.
e. Adjust the grinder to your favorite setting and try a coffee grind. Grind until most of the rice dust is expelled (any remaining trace of rice dust will not affect the flavor of the coffee).

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Poured water into coffee grinder


easiest thing to do is put it outside to dry or use a blow drier to dry it up, it should be ok

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I have a Divina Deluxe and the coffee grinder is moving but it does not appear to be grinding it justs runs until the cycle stops. The machine turns on and gets ready but not grind. I have opened it up and...


Remove brew unit and check the grounds chute from the grinder, if that is clear, then re-insert unit, then when the grinder is grinding adjust to a coarser grind.

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Spinning but not grinding


This fixes almost all the "beans will not feed or beans will not grind" problems caused by coffee bean dust packed in the burrs. Oily beans cause this problem more fequently.
a. Pour all the beans out the top.
b. Open the settings up all the way and see what else can be poured out. Use your shop vacuum to **** grounds out the spout and backward out the bean bin.
c. Pour in some instant rice and start grinding. Reduce the grind to a small setting like six and then open the settings all the way again. (The grinder will not start at a low setting with the rice in it. If you let it stop, open the settings to about 16 before trying to restart.)
d. Pour out the rice and vacuum out the ground rice.
e. Adjust the grinder to your favorite setting and try a coffee grind. Grind until most of the rice dust is expelled (any remaining trace of rice dust will not affect the flavor of the coffee).

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