I have been putting off cleaning my Rocky for a while now. I ran rice through it, but I have never removed the top burr and cleaned it thoroughly. I was a bit afraid... I paid a lot of money for this grinder and, although I was pretty handy with tools in my sighted days I am not really allowed to do much in the way of mechanics nowadays. For those of you worried about taking your grinder apart, don't... worry, that is. Disassembly was a real breeze and, after taking it apart, it makes all the sense in the world going back together. You can also remove the finger guard, if you are so inclined, so that you don't get beans stuck in the screw holes. Just remember to keep your fingers out of there. Not sure if all Rockys have this, but there was a screw, .5-.75 inches in length, screwed into the bottom of the hopper. It was bent, not sure why. I assume this was a stop of some sorts to prevent someone from touching the burrs. I did not replace it. I am the only one who uses the grinder and, from what I understand, lightly touching the burrs together won't do them damage... immediately, anyway. Thanks for listening. Now back to your regular programming already in progress. rdc -- Robert D. Crawford robdcraw Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards, for they become soggy and hard to light.
Is that the screw that provides the positive grind stops and which keeps the grind from drifting during use? If your hopper will now move freely without pressing the release button then this would be the one... otherwise - wonder what? LarryD On 9/15/07, Robert D. Crawford wrote: <Snip>
"Larry Dorman" writes: <Snip> Not the one. The button still has to be pressed to change the grind settings. <Snip> Me too. It doesn't seem to be having any bad effects, so I am not worried about it. Actually, it didn't look like a factory part, and I got the grinder slightly used from SM, so the only thing I can think of it maybe being was a stop for making sure no one moved the grind setting lower than 0. rdc -- Robert D. Crawford robdcraw As to the Adjective: when in doubt, strike it out. -- Mark Twain, "Pudd'nhead Wilson's Calendar"
My new Rocky has one and I was wondering what it was for. Mine has a problem right out of the box. It drifts during grinding. Except for one setting around 40 where it seemsto hold, every other setting starts drifting after a few seconds. Very frustrating. I need to see if a repair is covered under warranty. Frank Parth <Snip>
I'm wondering if maybe the hopper wasn't screwed down properly - if it sits too high, the little stop will not engage and the thing will drift. Might want to check that out. Does the release spring back against the bottom of the hopper, where the dimples are in which it engages? -F On 9/21/07, Frank Parth wrote: <Snip>