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My Rocky (purchased for Mother's Day) won't grind. When I hit the button to grind, I hear the motor buzzing but nothing else. I called contacted the place of purchase and they gave me another number to call. I left a message but am desperate for my homeroast. So this leaves me with 2 questions. One, does anyone know how to fix this? Two, since this was my only grinding device, how do I grind now?
Check and see if there is something stuck in the burrs. Open the grind setting for as course as possible run the motor.
I removed the hopper and unscrewed the top burr. I cleaned out all the residue grounds and cleaned the burrs. After putting it back together, I heard the burrs. But nothing came out. Upon closer inspection, I saw that the coffee shute was clogged with coffee. So I cleaned it and ran 1 cup of minute rice. It works now. Should teach me take a good look at something my husband thinks is broken. On 9/10/06, Barry Luterman wrote: <Snip>
"...one of the little felt footpads had somehow gotten into the grinder (mistaken for a coffee bean?) and jammed the burrs." I hope I never drop my wristwatch into the Major- I'd never know it until I noticed small wristwatch crumbs spitting out the chute... I sure wouldn't reach in to save the watch! -ro Got Grinder?
Can't beat a Rocky. They are built to last. When you want a new grinder you will have to take Rocky out to the back yard and shoot him.
Wow, me thinks that I need to say, cleanliness is next to g_dshotness! Mr. Major gets the vac up the doserless snout after every shot or grind at home, and a complete cleaning every two weeks. You got to keep everything nice and clean if you want the best out of your homeroast. Mike Mckoffee taught me this a long time ago to be fastidious about keeping things clean. Go smell a coffee pot at a church if you need some convincing. Les On 9/10/06, Barry Luterman wrote: <Snip>
A handgun round might ricochet off the Major. A hand canon like my former Thompson-Center in .44 mag might knock it over. 46 pounds- mostly motor. Brown was straining the day it was delivered... Maybe I'll sell the (blankety) Bronco, for a down payment on: *K 30 ES (**MAHLKÖNIG(r)**)* *Freshest Coffee* Each portion is ground individually into the port-a-filter. No stale coffee, no need to clean out a dosing chamber on a daily basis. No loss of coffee. *Cool Grinding* New flow optimized high precision cutting discs guarantee cool grinding, even on very busy days. *Exact Portioning*Electronically controlled, very exact, consistent dosage and grind profile ensure consistent pour rates. About 1.9 sec. per single espresso. *Operation*Grinder starts automatically when inserting the port-a-filter. Simple and accurate adjustment of grind fineness. 19 different grind settings. *Optimum Range of Use* The holder of the port-a-filter is adjustable for al= l types of espresso machines. *Quiet Operation*The K 30 ES is the most quiet grinder. Traditional grinder= s are usually very noisy and disturb guests in a bar and also the staff. [image: K 30 ES] Cheers -RayO, aka Opa! Got Grinder? On 9/10/06, Barry Luterman wrote: <Snip> d <Snip> -- "When the theme hits the bass, I dance the Jig!" - -Virgil Fox at the Might= y Wichita (ex-NYC Paramount) WurliTzer- 1976
I bought 2 Esti Profi espresso machines with grinders from EBay. One of them stank! I had to move it out to the garage until I could get around to a teardown & cleaning. It smelled of rancid coffee oils, it needed a complete teardown with most pieces soaked in backflush detergent before I could stand to put it in the house. On 9/10/06, Les wrote: <Snip> -- Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. - Dr. Seuss
I never realized how much humidity effected coffee. My opinion on why the coffee shute clogged was because of the kitchen window which was left opened for a couple days. The window is next to our "coffee station". On 9/11/06, Michael Wascher wrote: <Snip>