Jump to content
akostop

Gaggia MDF problem

Recommended Posts

I've just bought a Gaggia MDF grinder. I've just put in as much beans as needed for one cafe. When all the beans got ground by the grinder, I was expecting (from a previous test-drive with a friend's MDF) to hear only a constant, high-pitch, smooth low noise, which is actually the noise of the grinder's motor. Instead, I also heard some crankier noise (kind of like the one it makes when it grinds beans) on top of the motor noise. Could there be something wrong with my grinder?

 

thnx

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It could be the burrs touching or some residual beans or debris

 

Try taking off the hopper and tipping the grinder upside down and tapping the base and back to dislodge any items

 

Then coarsen the grind and run and see if the noise persists

Go finer until you hear the noise (hopefully it has disappeared)

If it comes back you may need to look at the burrs.


Home Barista Training - contact me to discuss your requirements

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

well inside the bean holder, it has a thing like, let's say a mushroom, with which the beans get to the burrs from the holes on its side, but on its top its like a plastic circular cap (maybe to avoid putting something large inside maybe?). So I cannot actually see the burrs...sorry :(

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

To be on the same page here, by bean hopper you mean the big cylindrical container in which we put the beans to be ground? If yes, then no, I cannot remove it (at least without getting some screws out)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ok - Here's what you need to do:

 

Empty both the bean hopper and the ground coffee dispenser.

With a small flat bladed screw driver; locate and remove the round rubber/plastic screw caps at the bottom of the bean hopper. Remove the two Phillips head screws covered by the caps.

 

The hopper should lift off. You can then see what's going on. :)

 

Lee

Edited by LeeWardle

Coffee consultant, barista trainer & technician based in North Devon!

Email me! Tweet me!

Call me! 07455 188935

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • About:

    Coffee Forums UK is the UK's premier coffee forum Started in June 2008 by Glenn Watson, we now have more than 22000 mainly UK based members, and welcome more than 3000 members and visitors from around the world each day! With strategic investment and digital expertise from the Jackson Lockhart team (Tait Pollack and Adam Bateman), we are taking Coffee Forums UK to the next level, and are delighted to share the journey with you.

    New Members:

    We are often referred to as the friendliest forum on the web and we look forward to welcoming you onboard.

    Terms of Use

    Advertising

    Coffee Forums Media Kit

    Buy Advertising Space

    Donate

    Get Your Supporter Badge (per year)

×
×
  • Create New...