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    Default Just bought refurbished SJ - things to do?

    Much to the displeasure of SWMBO, I just picked up a refurbished SJ on Ebay. Now, I haven't much of a clue what to check over and any first steps I should take now that it's arrived! All suggestions welcome.

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    Did the refurbishment state what had been done ? Is it clean ? Remove the hopper look down to see if there are coffee grounds in
    the burr chamber, take a sniff, does it smell clean or of stale oily coffee ?

    Remove the screw in the flat surface of the adjustment collar, unscrew the collar completely and lift off.
    Lift out the upper burr carrier and examine the burr for obvious damage (or are they new burrs ?)
    Lift out the springs which support the upper carrier (just to be sure you do not lose them)
    Is the lower carrier and burr clean ? Is the chamber clean ? Does it smell fresh / stale / oily.

    With the top carrier off, plug in and switch on machine, does it run smoothly and quietly ? NO rumbling or grinding noises ?

    Photo's and feedback would help further response.

    Thereare several articles on the forum about cleaning and working on S/Js, look at back posts

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    There's definitely a little bit of coffee in the doser; hopefully just from a test grind. I'll check those other things you mentioned and report back.

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    Clean it,
    clean the collar threads,
    grease the collar threads (this is absolutely imperative, get some Molykote food-safe grease, otherwise the collar gets increasingly difficult to budge).

    That's all, initially.
    Then I'd highly recommend a detailed scale as the marks on the collar are really not close enough and aren't numbered so you have no reference.
    Oh and you might want to search on here for the lens hood mod, to blow out the retained grind.


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    Thanks @BaggaZee, I'll be doing the lens mod anyway as SWMBO requires it to be able to fit under the kitchen cupboards!

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    Just to add, take. The burrs out, do they say mazzer on the back. If they are not genuine 033 swop for that are.
    Quote Originally Posted by Wildcat View Post
    Much to the displeasure of SWMBO, I just picked up a refurbished SJ on Ebay. Now, I haven't much of a clue what to check over and any first steps I should take now that it's arrived! All suggestions welcome.

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