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.
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.... Angelo <Snip>
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.... Brett On Nov 28, 2007 5:50 PM, Angelo wrote: <Snip> -- Cheers, Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com
Brian Mitchell wrote: <Snip> 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
On Nov 28, 2007 8:45 PM, Rick Copple wrote: <Snip> That's what i do too, with my Zass 169 DG when I use it. Brian
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. Brian