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My unit is about 1 year old. It has performed flawlessly until this week. At this time, the unit is having difficulty accepting beans into the grinder chamber. As such the grind production is very low. I have removed and cleaned all of the pieces of the unit that are described in the operating manual. I will try a different type of coffee bean this week with the notion that perhaps the one I currently use is "too light" to find it's way into the grind chamner

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runner, sounds like you've got a jam up! Remove all the coffee you can If you can, try to remove the burr and clean whatever you find out. Now, turn the unit upside down over the sink to remove everything messy. Then, turn the unit upside down over a newspaper and tap the unit a couple of times to dislodge what may be jamming it. Put it all back and you may be okay. Otherwise, you'll have to dig deeper into the unit to remove the coffee bean 'stuff' that is jamming it. You may even be able to flush it out with warm water. Be sure to air dry everything before reloading with coffee.

Posted on Dec 03, 2007

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Actually, I've never had any problems with my grinder. Got it for a very low price at Costco about 2 years ago. The switch has never failed to function and I've often slid the switch over to the left to stop the grinding before the designated time (I was in a hurry for my coffee) , but this hasn't seemed to negatively effect the function of the switch. It just keeps working. 

Posted on Sep 20, 2008

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Make sure the filter basket is in the open position, and that the area that runs from the grind basket to the filter basket is free from grinds and mositure.

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Vinegar instead of WD40 - I am pretty sure a good portion of the DGB-600's have this problem, but that is hearsay.

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