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Hi all,

I'm a new owner of a used e37s.

I've not had much luck with the beast for now, it seems to keep stalling. I've spent the past few evenings trawling through the interwebs, taken the grinder mostly apart, put back together, and no joy :(

I'm currently about 4 numbers coarser than when the burrs touch. I don't think that's particularly too fine. Beans are a medium roast bean roasted a few weeks ago (rip beans). Also please excuse the mess around the grinder. :)

 

grind setting here, proof that my grinder is mostly clean here, here and here.

 

The jam will also happen if i grind at '10' with the grind adjustment lever screw holes remaining the same.

Here's the problem in action

 

Any one got any idea what could be causing this? burrs are fairly aligned, not the best but i highly doubt that is the issue. Video here for completeness

 

Thanks in advance. Any help would be much appreciated!

Egglet

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The fact that no grinds are coming out immediately when you start grinding suggests clogging up.

 

Try opening or even removing the anti static flap to see if that is the issue?

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Sorry forgot to mention that in the video when i started to grind I did just clean out the entire chamber/vaccumed it before i started to film, maybe it is taking longer than it should to come out? I've not had the grinder long enough to know what is normal yet. In order - I took it apart, cleaned it, vaccuumed everything out, then started taking pictures during my reassembly and finally the grinding. The beans are still stuck in the chamber not moving but its also nearly sleepy time.

Egglet

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I think you need to get the burrs further apart, so recalibrate the adjustment mechanism, it is likely the grind is way too fine


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I would check the capacitor in the grinder.


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I would check the capacitor in the grinder.
Thanks. Is that the big white cylindrical thing sat on the circuit board at the bottom of the machine?

If it is the capcitator, how may that affect the grinder?

Egglet

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Look at the clues........I'm currently about 4 numbers coarser than when the burrs touch.

With the Cedar, you take the hopper off, then the large rubber ring. That reveals the mechanism. The slider is held in place I think from memory by2 screws. Take them out and move the slider (you will have to work this bit out but it is the reverse of what you expect as it is back to front). This will then give you a whole new range of grind settings.

Your grind is too tight. Forget the numbers. Go off weight and time the shot takes


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It's ground properly! Kind of.

Only at quite coarse grinds, I presume almost like normal ground coffee. Choked it up at about a '3' but ground like this fine at a '5'.

Grind size at '5'.

Almost about to run out of beans at home as well, have a long drive

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Posted (edited)

You should only adjust with the burr chamber empty, otherwise it locks the burrs

 

If there are grounds. left. in the chamber, remove the hopper and rock the burr nut back and forth (with finger and thumb) as you adjust, this way you wil know. if the burrs are jamming or locking

Edited by El carajillo

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You should only adjust with the burr chamber empty, otherwise it locks the burrs
Hi yes I only adjust finer when burrs running. Thanks for the advice though.

Egglet

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Have you opened the anti static flap?


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By the way, are you using a hopper or cylindrical tube and weight setup? I found that with the latter, if the weight was too heavy (~700g) it would result in stalling. Using half the weight had worked perfectly.


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By the way, are you using a hopper or cylindrical tube and weight setup? I found that with the latter, if the weight was too heavy (~700g) it would result in stalling. Using half the weight had worked perfectly.
Hopper with admittedly not a lot of beans at the time the picture of the grounds were taken.

Thanks.

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Have you opened the anti static flap?
Yes I have, all the way, it's a rubber flat as well.

Thanks

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Hello folks, back from the weekend away armed with more beans hopefully (1kg of beans enough?!). 

Been playing around with it this morning. Still the coffee is way too coarse 18g in, 36g out in literally <5 seconds. Currently stuck at the '5', if I go down to '4' it'll again start stalling. Scc flap open, exit chute etc all cleaned out.

From this, would you suggest that it it may be the fault of the capacitor? I'm at a bit of a loss.

Egglet

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Very high chance it's the capacitor, sometimes when the capacitor is failing they can also run a bit rough.


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Be careful when handling the capacitor. If it's got any charge in it, it can give a bit of a jolt.


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Will do. Thanks everyone for the helpful replies, will be ordering one this evening and will update the thread when I receive it.

Egglet

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