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Coffee Grinder on the EAM3500

Coffee grinder is not grinding coffee. Sounds like gears are slipping and not meshing together. Makes very loud noise and then says "fill beans container."

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  • runeel Dec 28, 2008

    Did you solved the problem?

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    Used grinds are loose after brewing. Machine no longer makes pressed used pucks. Instead of filling the receptacle, the grinds go all over the inside of the machine.

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    delonghi magnifica starts to grind then makes a clicking sound and dosent grind sounds like gears slipping?

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    delonghi grinder grinder not working sounds like the gears are slipping ?

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    Loud Grinding sound after brewing



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We just went through the same situation. We opened the top the Magnifica to get to the grinder and removed the four screws to seperate the grinding pieces. Inside we discovered two black fosilized beans/stones! We removed those, cleaned out all the bean dust and it is working like new! Took about an hour.

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