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1) From: James Raven
All you Mazzer owners out there, I need some info on the basic standard set=
tings on this Mazzer. Any starting number to begin at for espresso, and Mok=
a Pots?? 
Thanks,
Jim
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2) From: Sandy Andina
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Unlike most mfrs., Mazzer tends to place the sticker so that the  
center arrow is set to the optimal point for espresso at which they  
tested it at the factory.  It's a good place to start. Be prepared to  
go through a lot of beans before you find the best setting for you.  
Always have the motor running if you are going to a finer grind  
setting (good idea to have it running no matter which way you go).   
Pull the adjustment stick toward you for finer, push it away  
(clockwise) for coarser--I think.
On Nov 2, 2007, at 5:35 PM, James Raven wrote:
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Unlike most mfrs., Mazzer tends to place the sticker so that the center =
arrow is set to the optimal point for espresso at which they tested it =
at the factory.  It's a good place to start. Be prepared to go through =
a lot of beans before you find the best setting for you. Always have the =
motor running if you are going to a finer grind setting (good idea to =
have it running no matter which way you go).  Pull the adjustment =
stick toward you for finer, push it away (clockwise) for coarser--I =
think.
On Nov 2, 2007, at 5:35 PM, James Raven =
wrote:
All you = Mazzer owners out there, I need some info on the basic standard settings = on this Mazzer. Any starting number to begin at for espresso, and Moka = Pots?? Thanks,Jim Peek-a-boo FREE Tricks & Treats for = You!http://www.reallivemoms.com?ocid==TXT_TAGHM&loc=us<= /div>homeroast mailing listhttp://li=sts.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroastTo change your personal list settings (digest = options, vacations, unsvbscribes) go to http://=sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings = Sandywww.sass-music.com
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3) From: Eddie Dove
Jim,
There should be a sticker on the adjusting collar that is a reference
if the grinder is new; it will have a triangular shaped arrow pointing
away from the bean hopper.  This is a recommended starting point and
one can adjust from there.  If that sticker is not present, then you
can find "Zero" and adjust up from there.
To find "Zero:"
1. Rotate the adjusment collar to the left, clockwise (looking down
from the top).
2. Turn the grinder on
3. Slowly rotate the adjustment collar to the right
(counter-clockwise) until you hear the burrs begin to sing; this is
"Zero".  They are flat on those mating surfaces so you won't hurt
them, but you don't want to leave it running that way.
4. Note where "Zero" is and rotate the adjustment collar to the left
(clockwise) one full number and start there.
5. Dial in for espresso.
Hope this helps.
Respectfully,
Eddie
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4) From: Rich Adams
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That depends on which side the adjustment lever is currently on.  There =
are multiple places the "stick" can be screwed into.  But yes, clockwise =
for coarser.
Respectfully,
Rich Adams

5) From: James Raven
Thanks Eddie,
It showed up broken, the timer knob was chiped broken. BUMMED out that I ca=
n't use it now ntil I get the new knob. Do you have any idea if getting jus=
t the new knob would be possible, or would I have to get an entire new mach=
ine? Any help would be more appreciated.
Thanks again.
Jim
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Moka Pots??
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6) From: James Raven
Thanks Sandy, the "Keep it running advice will help a lot, 
Thanks, how's your machine nightmare coming along BTW?
Jim
From: sandraandina
Subject: Re: +Mazzer Mini Adjustments?
To: homeroast
Date: Fri, 2 Nov 2007 17:52:43 -0500
Unlike most mfrs., Mazzer tends to place the sticker so that the center arr=
ow is set to the optimal point for espresso at which they tested it at the =
factory.  It's a good place to start. Be prepared to go through a lot of be=
ans before you find the best setting for you. Always have the motor running=
 if you are going to a finer grind setting (good idea to have it running no=
 matter which way you go).  Pull the adjustment stick toward you for finer,=
 push it away (clockwise) for coarser--I think.
On Nov 2, 2007, at 5:35 PM, James Raven wrote:
All you Mazzer owners out there, I need some info on the basic standard set=
tings on this Mazzer. Any starting number to begin at for espresso, and Mok=
a Pots??
Thanks,
Jim
Peek-a-boo FREE Tricks & Treats for You!http://www.reallivemoms.com?ocid=TXT_TAGHM&loc=us=

7) From: Sandy Andina
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Still waiting for the techs to come pick it up--but I have traced the  
leak to a valve at the bottom of the machine--most likely the OPV,  
since the pattern is that when I run water through the group or empty  
PF there's a tiny bit of moisture below and the needle stays at about  
1 bar; but when I try to pull a shot, the machine goes nuts, the  
needle jumps to 3 bar, only a couple of drops come out the PF but  
there is dramatic and rapid leakage out that bottom valve. Tells me  
something worked loose--a hose or a connector, perhaps--but a fairly  
simple fix for the guys (or even me!) to do.  Unfortunately, can't  
get info from them or Northstar (the importer up in the N. Cascades)  
on how to remove the housing and troubleshoot/fix it myself. (And the  
guys are adamant about servicing it for me free for a year).  They  
were going to do the fix on-site, but have fallen so far behind with  
commercial customers' superautos (which they hate) breaking down that  
the best they can do is pick it up and bring it back to install--but  
the latter will eliminate the variable of my messing it up in  
transit.  Patience is a virtue....
On Nov 2, 2007, at 11:35 PM, James Raven wrote:
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Sandy
www.sandyandina.com
www.sass-music.com
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Still waiting for the techs to =
come pick it up--but I have traced the leak to a valve at the bottom of =
the machine--most likely the OPV, since the pattern is that when I run =
water through the group or empty PF there's a tiny bit of moisture below =
and the needle stays at about 1 bar; but when I try to pull a shot, the =
machine goes nuts, the needle jumps to 3 bar, only a couple of drops =
come out the PF but there is dramatic and rapid leakage out that bottom =
valve. Tells me something worked loose--a hose or a connector, =
perhaps--but a fairly simple fix for the guys (or even me!) to do. =
 Unfortunately, can't get info from them or Northstar (the importer up =
in the N. Cascades) on how to remove the housing and troubleshoot/fix it =
myself. (And the guys are adamant about servicing it for me free for a =
year).  They were going to do the fix on-site, but have fallen so far =
behind with commercial customers' superautos (which they hate) breaking =
down that the best they can do is pick it up and bring it back to =
install--but the latter will eliminate the variable of my messing it up =
in transit.  Patience is a virtue....On Nov 2, 2007, at =
11:35 PM, James Raven wrote:
Thanks = Sandy, the "Keep it running advice will help a lot, Thanks, = how's your machine nightmare coming along BTW?Jim From: sandraandinaSubject: Re: +Mazzer Mini Adjustments?To: homeroast= s.comDate: Fri, 2 Nov 2007 17:52:43 = -0500 Unlike = most mfrs., Mazzer tends to place the sticker so that the center arrow = is set to the optimal point for espresso at which they tested it at the = factory.  It's a good = place to start. Be prepared to go through a lot of beans before you find = the best setting for you. Always have the motor running if you are going = to a finer grind setting (good idea to have it running no matter which = way you go).  Pull the = adjustment stick toward you for finer, push it away (clockwise) for = coarser--I think.On Nov 2, 2007, at 5:35 PM, = James Raven wrote: All you = Mazzer owners out there, I need some info on the basic standard settings = on this Mazzer. Any starting number to begin at for espresso, and Moka = Pots??Thanks,Jim Peek-a-boo FREE Tricks & Treats for = You!http://www.reallivemoms.com?ocid==TXT_TAGHM&loc=us<= /div>homeroast mailing listhttp://li=sts.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroastTo change your personal list settings (digest = options, vacations, unsvbscribes) go to http://=sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings www.sandyandina.comwww.sass-music.com Climb to the top of the charts!  Play Star = Shuffle:  the word scramble challenge with star power.http://club.liv=e.com/star_shuffle.aspx?icid=starshuffle_wlmailtextlink_oct=http://li=sts.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroastTo change your personal list settings (digest = options, vacations, unsvbscribes) go to http://=sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings = Sandywww.sass-music.com
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8) From: Sheila Quinn
INDEED! Best of luck with this -- I sure hope it works out soon!
Sheila
Sandy Andina wrote:
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9) From: Eddie Dove
You can buy just the knob ... I sent you a link.
Eddie
On Nov 2, 2007 11:32 PM, James Raven  wrote:
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10) From: James Raven
Hi Sandy, 
I'm grateful for your advice and shared knowledge as well as sharing your p=
roblems with another machine and what some of the problems that exist and w=
hat to expect. It's all been very helpful and I just wanted to say thanks f=
or the trouble of answering my questions.
I hope you enjoy your day and continue on successfully with your music.
Best Of Luck,
james
From: sandraandina
Subject: Re: +Mazzer Mini Adjustments?
To: homeroast
Date: Sat, 3 Nov 2007 00:06:10 -0500
Still waiting for the techs to come pick it up--but I have traced the leak =
to a valve at the bottom of the machine--most likely the OPV, since the pat=
tern is that when I run water through the group or empty PF there's a tiny =
bit of moisture below and the needle stays at about 1 bar; but when I try t=
o pull a shot, the machine goes nuts, the needle jumps to 3 bar, only a cou=
ple of drops come out the PF but there is dramatic and rapid leakage out th=
at bottom valve. Tells me something worked loose--a hose or a connector, pe=
rhaps--but a fairly simple fix for the guys (or even me!) to do.  Unfortuna=
tely, can't get info from them or Northstar (the importer up in the N. Casc=
ades) on how to remove the housing and troubleshoot/fix it myself. (And the=
 guys are adamant about servicing it for me free for a year).  They were go=
ing to do the fix on-site, but have fallen so far behind with commercial cu=
stomers' superautos (which they hate) breaking down that the best they can =
do is pick it up and bring it back to install--but the latter will eliminat=
e the variable of my messing it up in transit.  Patience is a virtue....
On Nov 2, 2007, at 11:35 PM, James Raven wrote:
Thanks Sandy, the "Keep it running advice will help a lot,
Thanks, how's your machine nightmare coming along BTW?
Jim
From: sandraandina
Subject: Re: +Mazzer Mini Adjustments?
To: homeroast
Date: Fri, 2 Nov 2007 17:52:43 -0500
Unlike most mfrs., Mazzer tends to place the sticker so that the center arr=
ow is set to the optimal point for espresso at which they tested it at the =
factory.  It's a good place to start. Be prepared to go through a lot of be=
ans before you find the best setting for you. Always have the motor running=
 if you are going to a finer grind setting (good idea to have it running no=
 matter which way you go).  Pull the adjustment stick toward you for finer,=
 push it away (clockwise) for coarser--I think.
On Nov 2, 2007, at 5:35 PM, James Raven wrote:
All you Mazzer owners out there, I need some info on the basic standard set=
tings on this Mazzer. Any starting number to begin at for espresso, and Mok=
a Pots??
Thanks,
Jim
Peek-a-boo FREE Tricks & Treats for You!http://www.reallivemoms.com?ocid=TXT_TAGHM&loc=us=


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