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Topic: Zassenhaus Grinder (10 msgs / 227 lines)
1) From: Joe Screnock
Since there is a discussion on Zassenhaus Grinders, specifically the 
Knee Mill, I thought it a good time to bring up a question I had.
For some unknown reason, when I open the lid of my grinder, there is a 
metal "tab" that is protruding from underneath.  It is preventing the 
lid from closing tightly, and I can't seem to move it out of the way.  I 
have no idea what it is for or why it suddenly appeared.
It might be used to allow the lid to "snap" closed - and stay closed. 
If so, where should it be placed?  I can't seem to bend it down enough 
to catch the lid.
If it makes any difference, it happened during some (seemingly) 
unrelated maintenance where I had the grinder upside down, and the burrs 
were run through their entire range of motion (adjustment screw moved 
from fully clock-wise to fully counter-clock-wise, and back).
Any ideas?
Joe
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2) From: Jim Gundlach
Joe,
      I can't visualize what you are describing.   Can you post a  
picture somewhere?
         pecan jim
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3) From: Robert Yoder
Jim,
 
Is there a good way to tell if a particular Zass grinder is one of the poor production run period (other than its functional competence)?
 
robert> From: pecanjim> To: homeroast> Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2008 15:32:09 -0600> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Zassenhaus Grinder> > Joe,> I can't visualize what you are describing. Can you post a > picture somewhere?> pecan jim> On Feb 27, 2008, at 2:30 PM, Joe Screnock wrote:> > > Since there is a discussion on Zassenhaus Grinders, specifically the> > Knee Mill, I thought it a good time to bring up a question I had.> >> > For some unknown reason, when I open the lid of my grinder, there is a> > metal "tab" that is protruding from underneath. It is preventing the> > lid from closing tightly, and I can't seem to move it out of the > > way. I> > have no idea what it is for or why it suddenly appeared.> >> > It might be used to allow the lid to "snap" closed - and stay closed.> > If so, where should it be placed? I can't seem to bend it down enough> > to catch the lid.> >> > If it makes any difference, it happened during some (seemingly)> > unr
 elated maintenance where I had the grinder upside down, and the > > burrs> > were run through their entire range of motion (adjustment screw moved> > from fully clock-wise to fully counter-clock-wise, and back).> >> > Any ideas?> >> > Joe> >> >> > -- > > No virus was sent with this message - jjs.> > Checked by AVG Free Edition.> > Version: 7.5.516 / Virus Database: 269.21.1/1300 - Release Date: > > 2/26/2008 7:50 PM> >> >> > Homeroast mailing list> > Homeroast> >http://lists.sweetmariascoffee.com/listinfo.cgi/homeroast-sweetmariascoffee.comConnect and share in new ways with Windows Live.http://www.windowslive.com/share.html?ocidT_TAGHM_Wave2_sharelife_012008Homeroast mailing list">http://lists.sweetmariascoffee.com/listinfo.cgi/homeroast-sweetmariascoffee.com>>> Homeroast mailing list> Homeroast>http://lists.sweetmariascoffee.com/listinfo.cgi/homeroast-sweetmariascoffee.comConnect and share in new ways with Windows Live.http://www.windowslive.com/share.html?ocidT_TAGHM_Wave2_sharelife_012008Homeroast mailing list
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4) From: Jim Gundlach
Look for used ones over five years old.  I don't think there would be  
many of the good new ones offered for sale used yet so there is not  
much of a chance of missing a good new one using that rule.
      pecan jim
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5) From: Barry Luterman
Not all the ones that are 3 years old are bad. It's just that there were a
bunch on the market that are all 3 year old.Look at the trademark on a new
one. The same trademark was used 3 years ago. Any trademark different is an
older model. As I said before, if in doubt get a new one. If you want a used
one and it has the modern trademark on it be a bit careful especially if the
price is too good.
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6) From: Robert Yoder
Thanks for your suggestions, Jim!
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I purchased two Zasses which have had very little use, but don't look parti=
cularly old.  What is the problem with the bad ones?
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robert yoder
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Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2008 17:19:35 -0600> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Zassenhaus =
Grinder> > Look for used ones over five years old. I don't think there woul=
d be > many of the good new ones offered for sale used yet so there is not =
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n Feb 27, 2008, at 3:50 PM, Robert Yoder wrote:> > >> > Jim,> >> > Is there=
 a good way to tell if a particular Zass grinder is one of > > the poor pro=
duction run period (other than its functional competence)?> >> > robert> Fr=
om: pecanjim> To: homeroast > > >=
 Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2008 15:32:09 -0600> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] > > Zassen=
haus Grinder> > Joe,> I can't visualize what you are > > describing. Can yo=
u post a > picture somewhere?> pecan jim> On Feb > > 27, 2008, at 2:30 PM, =
Joe Screnock wrote:> > > Since there is a > > discussion on Zassenhaus Grin=
ders, specifically the> > Knee Mill, I > > thought it a good time to bring =
up a question I had.> >> > For some > > unknown reason, when I open the lid=
 of my grinder, there is a> > > > metal "tab" that is protruding from under=
neath. It is preventing > > the> > lid from closing tightly, and I can't se=
em to move it out of > > the > > way. I> > have no idea what it is for or w=
hy it suddenly > > appeared.> >> > It might be used to allow the lid to "sn=
ap" closed - > > and stay closed.> > If so, where should it be placed? I ca=
n't seem > > to bend it down enough> > to catch the lid.> >> > If it makes =
any > > difference, it happened during some (seemingly)> > unr> > elated ma=
intenance where I had the grinder upside down, and the > > > > burrs> > wer=
e run through their entire range of motion (adjustment > > screw moved> > f=
rom fully clock-wise to fully counter-clock-wise, > > and back).> >> > Any =
ideas?> >> > Joe> >> >> > -- > > No virus was > > sent with this message - =
jjs.> > Checked by AVG Free Edition.> > > > Version: 7.5.516 / Virus Databa=
se: 269.21.1/1300 - Release Date: > > > > 2/26/2008 7:50 PM> >> > > >=> > Homeroast mailing > > list> >=
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7) From: Joe Screnock
I think I figured out how to do this.  Try here:http://www.homeroasting.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId™80I think I got one of the "sub-par" units.  It was exactly 3 years ago, 
one of SM's last batches.  It has always produced dust and I've never 
been able to produce what I would consider a consistent grind.
I'm happy with it though, and it looks nice.  :-)  Sure wish the lid 
would close....
Joe
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8) From: Barry Luterman
Definitely no good. They are guaranteed 10 years. Perhaps you should notify
the vendor.Everyone else note that is not one of my collection even though
it is appended to my collection of Zasses.
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9) From: Jim Gundlach
Joe,
      I thought about your grinder a while and it occurred to me that  
it may be a piece that is supposed to run across the box and anchor  
the burr shaft at the top.  It probably came lose from a slot or notch  
on the side and got wedged forward.
       pecan jim
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10) From: Ross Landrum
Just wanted to pass on a problem I had with a newer Zassenhaus grinder (not
purchased from Tom-sorry but was a gift from my wife).  I was using this
mostly for French press and for the first month it was working good, but
then I started having more sediment in my brew.  As the weeks passed it
progressed to the point of unusable, even on the coarsest setting there was
very fine to very large particles.  I noticed that the burr/shaft had
excessive side to side movement.  I discovered after taking the top off the
grinder that the mount/burr stabilizer on the underside was made of plastic
and after just three months of use had deep (1mm+) groves cut into the
sides.  The company this was purchased from gave a full refund but could not
provide any information from the manufacture if this piece was used in all
new Zass box grinders.  Has anyone seen or heard of this before?
With all that said I am now shopping for an electric grinder for mostly
press and vacuum brewing with a thought of trying espresso in the near
future.  I have only been home roasting for four months so any input would
be greatly appreciated.
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