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Topic: Burrs on Solis Maestro-one is rough (2 msgs / 55 lines)
1) From: Terry & Cheryl Rusch
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Hi Everyone,
I gave my Solis Maestro grinder it's monthly cleaning tonite, but =
instead of running a little rice through it as I usually do, I tried =
some oatmeal, on the suggestion of another poster to this site.  When =
done, I blew out the excess oats and removed the top burr for further =
cleaning with a toothbrush.  I found that one of the "ridges" (forgive =
me if this is not the proper terminology) on the inside was EXTREMELY =
rough.  Much rougher than the other ones, there were actually very small =
pieces sticking up from the edge.  I haven't noticed this in the past =
(the grinder is only a few months old)--but it doesn't seem to me that =
rolled oats would be hard enough to cause this.  They're pretty =
soft--probably softer than rice, actually, even before they're flaked.   =
If I ever ran a stone through, the grinder didn't give any sign that =
something was amiss.  Anyhow, my first inclination is to gently file =
down the rough edge so that it matchs the others.  Am I on the right =
track here, or would I be committing some grave sin by doing this?  I =
don't want to destroy my grinder.  I'll not use it again till I fix it, =
one way or another--it seems that that rough edge might mar the inside =
burrs, too.  Right?
Thanks for any advice,
Cj

2) From: Bart Frazee
On Thu, 15 Aug 2002 21:48:07 -0500, you wrote:
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instead of running a little rice through it as I usually do, I tried some=
 oatmeal, on the suggestion of another poster to this site.  When done, I=
 blew out the excess oats and removed the top burr for further cleaning =
with a toothbrush.  I found that one of the "ridges" (forgive me if this =
is not the proper terminology) on the inside was EXTREMELY rough.  Much =
rougher than the other ones, there were actually very small pieces =
sticking up from the edge.  I haven't noticed this in the past (the =
grinder is only a few months old)--but it doesn't seem to me that rolled =
oats would be hard enough to cause this.  They're pretty soft--probably =
softer than rice, actually, even before they're flaked.   If I ever ran a=
 stone through, the grinder didn't give any sign that something was =
amiss.  Anyhow, my first inclination is to gently file down the rough =
edge so that it matchs the others.  Am I on the right track here, or =
would I
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grinder.  I'll not use it again till I fix it, one way or another--it =
seems that that rough edge might mar the inside burrs, too.  Right?
<Snip>
I have looked at three different burrs for the Maestro. They all had
one tooth that looked like that. The one in my machine now is one of
them and it works just fine.
Bart
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