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Topic: Solis Maestro replacement burr issues (6 msgs / 128 lines)
1) From: Eric Basham
Greetings everyone, just tried to replace my burrs on my Solis Maestro without success.
1)  I could not pop off my old center burr - gripped it with pliers, tried many times to jerk it or pop it off clockwise - I never could get it to come off.  I'm not as concerned with that as it is still usable.
2)  The new top burr would not slide into place over the top burr.  I looked at the new top burr and the old top burr and their grooves in the white plastic are definitely different.  The old center burr plastic was such that I could "twist" it into its proper slot and it matched the groves in the center burr holder.   The new one has two plastic holders that don't seem to have any place to properly fit - it seems they could go anywhere but never "click" into place.
Any thoughts?
Eric Basham
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2) From: Bill
Eric,
just did it, as in like 30 minutes ago... which is funny, both of us doing
it on a monday morning...
anyway, it took a real solid jerk to finally get the center burr loose.
the new burrs seem to have a different plastic molding to them.  the old
ones, the plastic was rounded on 2 ends and flat on the side, kinda like an
oval.  now, the plastic forms a circle.  i was confused at first, and
worried that i ordered the wrong type, but noticed that the notchings are
the same.  So i just put the new one in like the old one, but it required a
heck of a lot more force (not brute strength kind, just pushing) to get the
burrs in.  But I got them in.
Good luck!  Maybe call baratza if you're having problems...
bill
I'm gonna write a post on the nasty stuff i found with this replacement...
On Mon, Apr 21, 2008 at 9:27 AM, Eric Basham  wrote:
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3) From: raymanowen
Even the upper (ring) burr in its plastic carrier, can be difficult to
remove, if it's rarely done.
I used to pull it out about every time I ground coffee, just to run a tooth
brush through it to clean it. And brushed off the center burr too.
You have the right idea about removing the center burr- it will probably
outlast the ring burrs 5:1. I used the 10WR Vise Grip locking pliers to grab
the center burr and "bump" it clockwise with a light hammer tap.
Pristine *clean* surfaces- of the base of the burr, both sides of the
6-finger plastic slinger, and the top of the mandrel- Clean is the magic
word of the day.
Cheers, Mabuhay -RayO, aka Opa!
On Mon, Apr 21, 2008 at 9:27 AM, Eric Basham  wrote:
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4) From: Bill
EVERY TIME???  RayO, isn't that a bit obsessive?  I know what I wrote, but
sheesh, man!!!  That's kinda nuts, isn't it???
Hey, while we're on the subject, would you do anything to the grounds
chute???  That one worries me, I didn't do anything to it today...  but it's
gotta be a carrier of oils, as well, and it didn't look like it'd be easy to
get at...
bill
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5) From: Eric Basham
Hey, I heard back from Joe from baratza and he thinks he sent me the burrs for a Baratza Maestro and not a Solis.  So hopefully that was the issue.
Eric Basham
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6) From: raymanowen
"EVERY TIME???  RayO_obsessive? _ That's kinda nuts, isn't it???"
Yes, indeed!
When I start doing anything- as I was with coffee roasting and brewing at
the time- I can make errors or make progress. I never start anything new by
assuming I can take any shortcuts.
What constitutes an efficient shortcut, and what an egregious error? I don't
know.
If I start out taking shortcuts and the results come out lacking, I'd have
no idea which shortcut was "one too many," or how many skills I needed to
learn.
Cheers, Mabuhay -RayO, aka Opa!
Osmosis is the "O" in OJT- a slow process of learning-
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