[Homeroast] Grinder

John and Emma jehorchik at gmail.com
Sun Dec 26 19:39:34 CST 2010


Hi miKe,

The motor continues running but the burrs stop turning.

John H.


-----Original Message-----
From: homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
[mailto:homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com] On Behalf Of miKe
mcKoffee
Sent: Saturday, December 25, 2010 4:17 PM
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Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Grinder

It quits grinding, does the motor stop running or just the burrs stop
turning? 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com 
> [mailto:homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com] On 
> Behalf Of John and Emma
> Sent: Saturday, December 25, 2010 4:00 PM
> To: 'A list to discuss home coffee roasting. There are rules 
> for thislist,available at 
> http://www.sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html'
> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Grinder
> 
> Thank you for the replies. I regularly remove the hopper and 
> blades and
> vacuum out the whole machine when cleaning. I also use the 
> brush to clean
> the blades. Yesterday I also removed the outer casing to try 
> and look at the
> motor and brushes. I vacuumed out the whole interior hoping 
> this would help.
> Unfortunately the V. worked but ceased after a few seconds or 
> when I added
> any beans. The motor and brushes are encased in a metal 
> cylinder which I
> can't figure out how to remove or look inside. I vacuumed the 
> area of the
> cylinder where there are two holes or slots at the bottom. 
> 
> I am only guessing but John is probably right with it being 
> the drive gears.
> I'll have to wait till this week and make some calls to see 
> how much it
> costs for new gears and what Baratza has to say.
> 
> Thank you all again for posting suggestions. Merry Christmas everyone.
> 
> John H.
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
> [mailto:homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com] On 
> Behalf Of michael
> brown
> Sent: Saturday, December 25, 2010 8:32 AM
> To: homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Grinder
> 
> 
> I agree with the suggestions. John, I can't tell from your 
> reply if you've
> taken the top blade off.  It seems like i had a similar 
> problem at a family
> reunion. I brought my V. and Chemex to show off (and at the 
> specific request
> of numerous family members). I was using a large Nicaragua 
> bean that got
> caught below the plastic top inside the hopper, between it 
> and a lot of bean
> 'dust' that accumulated in the blades.  I was able to take 
> the top blade off
> and use a brush to clear away much of the debris.  I didn't 
> have the brush
> that came with the grinder, it was back home.  Of course it 
> was as bright
> and early, everyone was nursing their hangovers from the night before,
> hovering, literally hovering around me as i couldn't get the 
> V to grind. It
> was bad. Almost scary.Anyway, i hope you can get it working 
> not only for
> yourself, but so you can share your coffees with family.
> Michael Bb'ham, AL
> 
> > Date: Fri, 24 Dec 2010 21:27:08 -0800
> > From: johnt.mac at gmail.com
> > To: homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
> > Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Grinder
> > 
> > John-
> > The drive gears are made of nylon plastic and from what you 
> describe,
> yours
> > have stripped.
> > If you are at all handy with a few simple tools, the fix is 
> fairly easy.
> I'm
> > certain that you can get
> > the new gears from Baratza and I think the new ones are now 
> metal. Hope
> this
> > helps.
> > Hope you have a Merry Christmas in spite of your grinder 
> giving up the
> > ghost.
> > 
> > John in Nor Cal
> > 
> > 
> > On Fri, Dec 24, 2010 at 9:19 PM, John and Emma <jehorchik at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > 
> > > I've had the V. for 3-4 years. It's been a good grinder 
> and I haven't
> had
> > > any issues till today. When I run it the blades cease. 
> The motor runs
> but
> > > the blades don't turn. I took it apart (removed the 
> casing) vacuumed
> > > everything and it starts fine but then blades cease. I 
> have tried it
> with
> > > and without beans and the same problem occurs. I don't 
> know what else to
> > > try
> > > without sending it in for repairs. At this point I can't 
> justify paying
> any
> > > money to repair it as opposed to replacing it. Go figure, 
> here it is
> > > Christmas eve my family is visiting for 4 days and my 
> grinder acts up.
> > >
> > > If anyone has any suggestions I appreciate the advice.
> > >
> > > Again Merry Christmas to all.
> > >
> > > John H.
> > >
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
> > > [mailto:homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com] On 
> Behalf Of
> > > michael
> > > brown
> > > Sent: Friday, December 24, 2010 8:24 PM
> > > To: homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
> > > Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Grinder
> > >
> > >
> > > I'm sorry that happened. What specifically happened with 
> the Virtuoso?
> How
> > > long have you had it?I've had one for several yrs now, have only
> replaced
> > > the blades once. Found out how to calibrate the grind 
> finer for espresso
> > > and
> > > have loved it even more.
> > > Michael Bb'ham, AL
> > >
> > > > From: jehorchik at gmail.com
> > > > To: homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
> > > > Date: Fri, 24 Dec 2010 12:41:48 -0800
> > > > Subject: [Homeroast] Grinder
> > > >
> > > > Well Merry Christmas to all,
> > > >
> > > > I roasted 2lbs yesterday and was ready to grind enough 
> for my Vac Pot
> > > this
> > > > morning when my grinder ceased. I have a Virtuoso and have been
> wanting
> > > to
> > > > upgrade. Unfortunately timing couldn't be worse -  we 
> don't have the
> > > > finances for a Super Jolly/Mini or Max Hybrid which are 
> the 3 I wanted
> to
> > > > upgrade to. Maybe Santa will come through tomorrow 
> morning for us.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > John H.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
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