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Topic: My Zass Grinder Problem (6 msgs / 88 lines)
1) From: Brian Mitchell
Hello Everyone - I have a quick question. I had used a cheap Krumps grinder
for about a year. About 2 months ago, I switched to a zass hand grinder I
got from SM's. It has worked great for the last 2 months. However, it seems
the tightening nut has gotten lose or something. I will not hold its place
when it is set for a pretty fine grind. When I first got the grinder, I
could turn it counterclockwise (for a finer grind) until the point where it
would not turn anymore. Now, I turn it and it just clicks and keeps
rotating, and will not lock.
Any thoughts on why this is happening or what I can do to fix it? Thanks for
the advise.

2) From: Angelo
You'll get some recommendations to use Loctite, but until then, you 
can just wrap one of those rubber band-type thingies that middle-aged 
guys use to tie back their ponytails... It will hold it firmly in place....

3) From: Brett Mason
Many have suggested Loctite 222 in the red bottle - will still allow the nut
to be turned, but will get it to stay in place....
Angelo's method with the rubber band is used by many as well...
Hope you love the Zass....
On Nov 28, 2007 5:50 PM, Angelo  wrote:

4) From: Rick Copple
Brian Mitchell wrote:
Have you checked to make sure all the bolts are tight and it is solid? 
Sounds like the nut is going past the threads and clicking over the. If 
everything is solid, you might pull the handle off and see if it needs 
some cleaning or if possible, tightening.
I looked at mine and couldn't see anything, to closed up. But the nut 
rides up as it closes, theoretically pushing the shaft down and the 
burrs together. It seems a tight-fitting washer holds it all down, could 
be that has been pushed up possibly, allowing the nut to go too far up. 
I've never tightened my so tight, though, that it can't move at least a 
little. Just snug.
As far as keeping the nut still while turning, the question the others 
have answered, I simply put my left index finger on the nut while 
turning. It's sitting there doing nothing anyway, might as well keep it 
busy. Then I know for sure its not moving and I don't have to squirt any 
goo or attach things to my precious baby. :D
Rick Copple

5) From: Brian Kamnetz
On Nov 28, 2007 8:45 PM, Rick Copple  wrote:
That's what i do too, with my Zass 169 DG when I use it.

6) From: Brian Mitchell
Thanks for the advice. I actually have it working quite well again. I added
a small lock nut washer to the threads. It keeps the setting in place, but
still allows me to turn it when I need to. Thanks for the advice.

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