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Topic: Rocky, don't die... (10 msgs / 187 lines)
1) From: DeCambre.Peter
I will be out of the office starting  11/26/2002 and will not return
until 12/02/2002.
I will respond to your message when I return.
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2) From: Maureen Azcoitia
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?

3) From: Barry Luterman
Check and see if there is something stuck in the burrs. Open the grind 
setting for as course as possible run the motor.

4) From: Maureen Azcoitia
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:

5) From: raymanowen
"...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!
Got Grinder?

6) From: Barry Luterman
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.

7) From: Les
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.
On 9/10/06, Barry Luterman  wrote:

8) From: raymanowen
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
*Operation*Grinder starts automatically when inserting the port-a-filter.
Simple and accurate adjustment of grind fineness. 19 different grind
*Optimum Range of Use* The holder of the port-a-filter is adjustable for al=
types of espresso machines.
*Quiet Operation*The K 30 ES is the most quiet grinder. Traditional grinder=
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:
"When the theme hits the bass, I dance the Jig!" - -Virgil Fox at the Might=
Wichita (ex-NYC Paramount) WurliTzer- 1976

9) From: Michael Wascher
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:
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

10) From: Maureen Azcoitia
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
On 9/11/06, Michael Wascher  wrote:

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