20 Most Recent Gaggia MDF Electric Burr Grinder Questions & Answers


My MDF was built in September 1993. It has a fuse inside a black cylindrical fuse holder on the electronics board that sits aside the motor. If you have a right-angle flat blade screwdriver, you can get the fuse out without removing the motor unit from the case. I didn't have the right tool, so I ended up removing the motor/grinder unit from the case to replace the fuse. The fuse is a 2A/250V Slow Blow. I used a Buss CDC-2A to replace the factory "5TT 2A/250V" fuse.

Gaggia MDF... | Answered on Feb 16, 2016


For parts you can see, use an artists paintbrush. If you want to clean the internals, grind some panko breadcrumbs or raw rice grains, then run some coffee through it a few times before using.

Gaggia MDF... | Answered on Feb 16, 2016


Take it apart again and check all the connections and switches, security shut-offs, and THE THERMAL SWITCH. A very small and cheap electronic device that takes and overload and will shut your system down, whatever it is. Very easy and quick to replace.

Gaggia MDF... | Answered on Nov 26, 2014


Hello, your instruction manual can be found on this link by clicking or copy and pasteing it to your browser http://www.gaggia.com/dam/bo/allegati/files/31_mdf.pdf if you are unable to obtain these instructions by copy and pasteing to your browser please message me back and I will provide my email so that I may send you them directly.
Thank you
Rick

Gaggia MDF... | Answered on Nov 14, 2011


Look inside the grinder, The lever is attach to a SPRING .
May be the lever is disconnected (unhooked) from the spring.

AND YES IS FIXABLE.

It cost you about $15-$30 for the parts.

Gaggia MDF... | Answered on Mar 08, 2011


if it is everything in order you change the grind buy rolling the plastic container of coffee beans(container commands to upper burr holder. If it doesn't go easy than disassemble container and unscrew the upper burr holder, carefully when it comes out, you have some pins and springs from below. do not loose or displace them.

Gaggia MDF... | Answered on Feb 21, 2011


  1. check the supply wire IF IT NEEDS CHANGING CHANGE IT
  2. check the switch IF IT NEEDS CHANGING CHANGE IT
  3. check the thermo fuse if it is built in ( if it is resettable than reset) if it is not resettable than just make one bridge from wire for testing( you will need to input resettable one if motor is ok)
  4. check the electro motor and bearings IF REWINDING IS NEEDED GO TO MOTOR REWINDING WORKSHOP (ASK FOR CHANGE OF BEARINGS TOO)

Gaggia MDF... | Answered on Feb 15, 2011


simply you screw until you hear metal sound of burrs touching each other. Than:

Grinding setting is one simple operation but requires bit patience:

  1. Turn on your grinder and continue setting to fine while burrs are spinning, you stop when you hear metal to metal touch sound(burrs maximally closed finest grinding)
  2. From that point go back quarter of revolution and mark the spot where you stopped with marker to body of grinder and setting plate with one line
  3. Grind little amount of coffee only to fill one sector of dosser than test it at your machine (if it leaks too fast and with yellow color of cream you should go to more fine>><< if it does not leak from the filter holder or it leaks very slow you go to in opposite way.
  4. You test grinding few times bit after each reset of plate grind little amount and take that in one other pot (that will provide to have pure new granulation)
After setting measure the grounded coffee that comes out from dosser it should be about 7 grams, better measurement you can get if you measure 10 doses in one place because you don't get never same amount from 6 sectors of dosser

Gaggia MDF... | Answered on Feb 12, 2011


The is a little lever you push up by the bean hopper. Then rotate the bean hopper to change the grind.

Gaggia MDF... | Answered on Apr 20, 2010


Call these people.
They will email you easy instructions on how to fix the grinder, will sell you the part for cheap. I had the same problem, once you get the instructions it is very easy to fix.

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Gaggia MDF... | Answered on May 02, 2009


try to get that part at:

www.nuovaricambi.it

Gaggia MDF... | Answered on Apr 12, 2009


It could well be gummed up with years of coffee bean residue

Very simple to take apart. There are two screws holding the cannister. They are hidden under 5mm round rubber covers that you have to pry off. Then remove the two screws holding the plastic cover. Mark the position of the numbered dial relative to the brass burr assembly then remove it. Once exposed, you should be able to figure out why it is locked. Scrape away as much gunk as you can.

Gaggia MDF... | Answered on Dec 31, 2008


Several possibilities loom:

1. Same burrs for 25 years? don't be cheap replace them!

2. Dirt in the threads of the burr carrier, or the threads that recieve it?

Let us know what works

Gaggia MDF... | Answered on Dec 19, 2007

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