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  1. Thanks [email protected] and @L&R my problem can be considered closed! Cheers guys! Root cause identified, replacement parts already ordered. I can use these few days while waiting for the parts for powder coat (not initially planned just because i wanted to try it ASAP and because i thought removing the motor is much harder. I am very happy as the job turned out much easier than expected. The Royal is a beast that actually is much easier for repair and maintenance compared to the SJ! I only regret for messing with the top fan unnecessarily. PS now when i saw how it looks on the inside and what is the exact damage i can really imagine this is caused by bad shipping and i trust the [email protected] is honest saying he sent me an OK grinder PS i am also pleasantly surprised by my wife’s patience :-) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Today i’ve cut the offending edges of the top fan through the front doser opening, but bad news for me. Still rubbing, it must be the both fan too. This means motor housing removal, right? As far as i’ve seen on the forums people heat the grinder in oven and so on. Definitely not trivial Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Hi it seems i am having the same issue with my new (second hand) royal. There are obvious evidence of rubbing in the top fan. It seems i can sand the edges of the fan to get rid of it, but i am puzzled on what was is warped on the inside to cause it rub. Looked carefully but see nothing from the outside. What needs to be disassembled and removed to be able to inspect it directly? Should i remove to bottom burr carrier or i would also need to remove the entire motor assembly from the bottom? What usually causes that since i have no visual damage signs on the outside? Thanks! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Everything is set pretty tight. Trying pushing the fan up and down but it seems solid. Thats pretty weird and i am wondering if it is a result of shipping fault or it has been altered badly in the past Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Hello coffee people! I just bought very cheap Royal off the forum blindly and faced bad surprise. When turning the bottom burr by hand it is obvious that it doesnt rotate freely. It rubs agains something. I opened it and it is obvious that the plastic fan that is fixed on the motor rotor is rubbing against the motor housing. Basically all edges are worn out. Otherwise the shaft doesnt have any noticeable play. I am quite surprised on how can that happeb. Everything seems very well fixed and no evidence for other issues. The motor runs fine, but the plastic fan rubs badly and i wouldnt use it that way. Any idea what couls have caused that. Also how to fix it? I can easily grind the edge of each fin until it stops rubbing but it doesnt feel right. Also i suppose it will be quite disbalanced Any ideas and recommendations welcome! Pics and video coming soon. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Great! Already exchanged deal details over PM Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. I would like to buy the Royal at asking with shipping to Romford, Essex (RM3 8NF) if thats OK with the seller and the previous poster. PS actually i can arrange collection from Finsbury park London as well - whatever suits the seller. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. I decided to order the original bottomless PF with wooden handle from lamachinadelcoffee italian shop. I like the original chrome rounded look much better and i want the wooden handle anyways. The Romanian guy says SS is better due to hardness as the original ones were prone to cracking, but i will take that risk. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Hi, This is the bottomless from coffee sensor the Romanian guy, right? I have the same machine and am planning to buy the same PF. Have you understood what was the root cause for your issue? Was it a defective PF or does it normally require a custom group seal? Thanks in advance!
  10. Hi, I have a question on the upcoming decent scale. I have an ITO/Leva! smart controller with BLE interface. So far it has been developed and tested to work exclusively with Skale2 only. I asked the controller vendor and he is not sure so i am asking here - is the decent scale using exactly the same command set, protocol, api, etc so that can be safely assumed it will work with a controller developed for Skale2? Thanks in advance! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Totally agreed. Its not a fair comparison by any means. Thats why i really believe that the root cause is mostly due to too high expectations set by too much forum reading. Anyways i am not selling it, overall i am very satisfied user and there are no real alternatives available on the market. Probably i was hoping that the Niche would cure the desire for a Monolith Flat and this is where it really failed Just wanted to share a different point of view, not to start a pointless dispute. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. PID-ed Silvia on 6bar OPV. VST18, bottomless PF, each shot metered, weighed and noted. I am very careful and systematic with shot prep and recipes. Ofcourse still miles away from the La Marzocco Mistral at the Coffee Shop, but still i dont think it is much of a limiting factor. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Hi, I am now 2.5 months with the niche after upgrade from 50mm mignon. We are a household of 2 so 1-1,5kg monthly max. As expected our coffee consumption significantly increased due to initial enthusiasm around the niche and the long waited single dosing capabilities. I decided to comment here because the main topic is taste and here is where i am still unsatisfied or to be more precise- my (high) expectations are not (yet) met. Chances are that it is purely subjective thing caused by unrealistically high expectations biased by the thousands positive comments read in the forums. Not that the taste is bad, but i really expected more dramatic improvement over the mignon in the cup. In fact i believe that my best shots so far are still from the mignon. All other (also significant) benefits such as workflow, single dosing, aesthetics, etc. are completely and undeniably there and it is enough to justify the cost. Still hoping to get some gradual improvements as the burrs brake in. Few days ago i went to a 3rd wave coffee shop in Istanbul and tried an espresso - it was amazing. Locally roasted SO from Guatemala. They were grinding with Robur, so i thought i might expect similar taste (Conical). Perfect opportunity for comparison, so i bought 250g of the same fresh beans. The result was quite a disappointment. Tried any ideas for recipe, but nothing came close to the perfectly balanced taste at the coffee shop. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. This is the best available option, in theory will make your Silvia almost similar to a Vesuvius ;-) But keep in mind it requires even more technical skills. In fact my plan is the same. If (or when) mecoffee dies i will install this one. On the other hand such expensive upgrades make no financial sense as it will make the total machine cost comparable to much better machines. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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