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Topic: Re Rancilio Rocky grinder not working properly : (2 msgs / 207 lines)
1) From: DeCambre.Peter
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2) From: Dorian Snow
I don't have the Rancilio Rocky, but I do have the Baratz Virtuoso.  If I were you, I'd contact the company.  It probably is not the burrs, and can very well be the plastic pieces that adjust surround the burrs and allow the burrs to correctly twist and make the grind finer.  I do not know if the grinders are made similarly.  But let's assume they are somewhat similar.  The burrs generally last for about 1000 pounds of coffee.  However, the plastic pieces that hold the burrs can easily get worn, and tiny pieces that are extremely vital to the grinder working properly can easily snap off over time.  On my Baratza, the adjustment ring that holds the outer burr is supposed to have a few flanges (outer protruding pieces that slide into the outer adjustment ring, thus allowing the burrs to move closer or farther apart.  When those flanges break off, the adjustment to a fine grind will not work and the grinder may jam.  The Baratza customer service department will replace those plastic rings for free.  So try that with Rancilio.  Call them up or email customer service and ask them to call you to trouble-shoot your problem.   Dorian
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Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2012 15:24:56 -0500
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On Fri, Feb 24, 2012 at 11:03 PM, Michael Mccandless 
To: Homeroast 
Sent: Saturday, February 25, 2012 2:29 PM
Subject: [Homeroast] Rancilio Grinder issue
  
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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From: sandraandina
To: homeroast
Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2012 18:56:01 -0600
Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Rancilio Grinder issue
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!)
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