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Topic: New grinder kaput :( (10 msgs / 251 lines)
1) From: Michael Douglas-Llyr
This morning I used my new Capresso Infinity grinder for the first
time. After use, I cleaned with the brush and some compressed air and
put it away. I decided to have some coffee this evening and got
everything ready. Lo and behold, the grinder isn't working and it
seems that I can no longer remove the top burr. Anyone had this
problem with this particular grinder?
I am extremely bummed. :(
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2) From: David Chaffin (E-mail)
Daniel:
My guess, for what it is worth, is that the burrs are touching, or the =
smallest chunk of something has them "wedged". Try adjusting them =
coarser, and wiggle them to see if the top burr comes loose. Worth a =
try...
Dave

3) From: Gary Townsend
Warranty time???!!! Should have bought a!
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4) From: Angelo
If you really want some suggestions from this group, you're gonna have to 
be more specific as to what, "isn't working" means...
In your cleaning, you may have moved the hopper past the safety switch, in=
 
which case, it won't even start...
Ciao,
Angelo
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5) From: Brett Mason
Get a hammer and twopieces of paper
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6) From: Michael Douglas-Llyr
Well, by "isn't working" I meant that there is no grinding action.
Period. Also, as I said, the top burr appears stuck, as in I cannot
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placing on the grinder with a mark on the body of the machine, which I
was very careful to do. However, I found earlier this evening that it
appears the hopper is not sitting properly on the unit. With the timer
running, I turned the hopper to the medium grind setting and it
started to grind. It won't grind at coarse or the coarse-medium
setting, but will grind at the medium-fine to fine settings. The
hopper also appears to be not securely seated in that I can rock it a
bit, causing it to stop grinding. I guess it's return time. *sigh*
Very odd though, that it should go from working perfectly to this in a
few hours' time.
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7) From: John Blumel
On Dec 12, 2004, at 3:53am, Michael Douglas-Llyr wrote:
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Does "no grinding action" mean just that the burrs don't turn or that 
you don't hear the motor come on at all?
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Even after grinding at the medium setting? Have you tried unplugging 
the grinder and rotating the burrs by hand -- like the hopper would if 
it were in place? Perhaps this might allow you to remove it.
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This might be confirmation of Angelo's idea that somehow the internal 
safety switch is not being engaged by the hopper/upper burr. With the 
Solis (166, at least), it's possible to change the grind range by 
realigning the burrs. If you adjust too far in one direction, the 
grinder will not run at the (I think) coarser settings. Although you 
have to take the Solis apart to do this, perhaps you somehow 
accidentally accomplished the same thing while cleaning the Infinity. 
(I think the newer Solis grinders may allow you to do this without 
disassembly.)
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It's possible that the problems you are having are somehow related to 
the cleaning you did earlier. Perhaps while cleaning or blowing with 
compressed air grounds were forced into places inside the grinder where 
they should not be -- and wouldn't ordinarily get by themselves. 
Another possibility might be that the top burr was not reinstalled 
correctly -- maybe it's not symmetrical -- or that the grind range was 
changed (see above).
If you still aren't able to get the top burr out, maybe you could try 
removing the hopper and bin, turning the grinder upside down, and 
applying a little 'persuasion' to it with the palm of your hand against 
the sides of the grinder. If you are able to remove the top burr, a 
close inspection and perhaps a re-cleaning are probably in order. If 
not, you may have to return it.
John Blumel

8) From: Maryann & Dave Schellenberg
Michael - I accidently put the hopper on without the black dot being at 
the right place ( it only goes in partially) and by doing that, was able 
to turn the safety interlock. That will keep you from removing the top 
burr. Put the hopper back in partially, and turn it to the right 
position. Then all should be fine again.
Dave S.
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9) From: Michael Douglas-Llyr
Dave, thanks for that tip! Actually, I had discovered that on my own,
by accident,  shortly before I read your message. It did work. The odd
thing was that it happened again and I am absolutely certain that I
put the doggone hopper on correctly. From now on, I'm going to watch
very carefully when I do this as I think the hopper itself may be
defective somehow. I was going to exchange it with the company from
which I purchased it, but they're now out of that model and I ain't
payin' 40 bucks for "brushed chrome." I was looking at the booklet,
etc. that came with it though and a new hopper can be had for 5 bucks.
Your tip allowed me to reproduce what I had done earlier to get it to
work. Thanks again!
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10) From: David M. Lewis
At 6:22 PM -0600 12/11/04, Michael Douglas-Llyr wrote:
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I had something like this happen when I used a fairly oily bean in 
the Infinity. Unplug it, remove the catch bin, and clear the delivery 
chute with your finger. Then you should be able to get it cleared and 
apart. Hope this helps.
Best,
	David
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