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Topic: Rancilio Grinder issue (4 msgs / 155 lines)
1) From: Silas Coelho
I've replace my  Rancilio Rocky  burrs, and cleaned inside  with a vacuum
cleaner plus a tootbrush. The problem is that after several
assembly/disasembly (I mean more than a dozen times!!!) when I put
everything back again, the coffee does not get out as it should, specially
when is adjusted to fine grind (I do expresso most of time).
 I also tried to (without the top plastic hopper) put my hands on the top
of upper blade (dangerous!!) to see if I could get any coffee out, but
nothing except when is very, very coarse (almost grained).
Seems to be a very simple mechanism to 'repel ' the grind coffee from
inside (just 3 bars on the side of the lower burr will make the job), but
for some strange reason is not working.
Any thoughts?
Grato/Regards
Silas
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2) From: James Quentin
Silas,
 
I understand your frustration.  I also recently purchased a used Rocky an=
d replaced the burrs as you did.  I started noticing that very little cof=
fee was
actually being produced through the chute.  I believe the problem was the=
 flow of beans from the hopper to the burrs, not within the
burrs or the Rocky's ability to propel the coffee out through the chute. =
 When I pour in the beans for grinding now, I now shake or stir them,
even sometimes applying slight pressure from above with my hand to get the =
beans moving into the burrs. Make sure the channels where they
flow from the hopper are full before starting.  Sometimes gravity doesn't=
 seem to do the
job properly.  The size of the beans seems to make a difference also, wit=
h larger beans seemingly not working as well. My experience now is that o=
nce
the beans get moving, they almost pull more down with them, and it works we=
ll.
 
I think the Rancillio Rocky is a great grinder, and it's worth the small =
inconveniences that might come with it.
 
I'm not a coffee grinding expert, but I hope my similar experience at least=
 lets you know you're not alone in this one.
 
Buena Suerte!
 
Jim  
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 From: Silas Coelho 
To: Homeroast =
Sent: Saturday, February 25, 2012 2:29 PM
Subject: [Homeroast] Rancilio Grinder issue
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I've replace my  Rancilio Rocky  burrs, and cleaned inside  with a va=
cuum
cleaner plus a tootbrush. The problem is that after several
assembly/disasembly (I mean more than a dozen times!!!) when I put
everything back again, the coffee does not get out as it should, specially
when is adjusted to fine grind (I do expresso most of time).
I also tried to (without the top plastic hopper) put my hands on the top
of upper blade (dangerous!!) to see if I could get any coffee out, but
nothing except when is very, very coarse (almost grained).
Seems to be a very simple mechanism to 'repel ' the grind coffee from
inside (just 3 bars on the side of the lower burr will make the job), but
for some strange reason is not working.
Any thoughts?
Grato/Regards
Silas
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3) From: Sandy Andina
Cleaning the burrs might produce static, which in turn can make lighter beans adhere temporarily en route to the burrs and out. If you don't make a practice of storing beans in the Rocky but instead weigh/measure out what you'll need per grind, you can use your tamper as a "lid." That's what I do in both my Rocky and my Mazzer Mini. (In fact, I know someone with very little clearance between his coffee setup and his cabinet, who forgoes even the compact hopper and uses the tamper as a lid over the throat!)
On Feb 25, 2012, at 6:04 PM, James Quentin wrote:
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4) From: Silas Coelho
Jim and Sandy
thanks a lot for all tips, finally, after quite a long time, is working
again!!!
Basically I follow the tips, and I found also a youtube video, on how to
'clean' the Rocky, what was wrong was the way that I did the setup to
re-assembly the Rocky (zeroing), and probably a little bit related to the
size of the beans.
Back to normal life, the Kenya's are waiting for me
cheers!!!
Grato/Regards
Silas
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