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  • Burr Cleaning on a Macap M4

    How do you disassemble this enough to get at the burrs? ;D

    J

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    Re: Burr Cleaning on a Macap M4

    Its easy

    0. Turn off power AND remove plug from wall.
    1. Check item 0 is completed.
    2. Remove hopper from top.
    3. Remove plastic safely cover from above burs by undoing three small screws.
    (dont drop those screws down the side!)
    4. The burr will then be visible. Take a note of its position.
    Grab it and turn it (I forget what way) an it will unscrew, taking note of
    how many times you turned it to unscrew it. Then you can do that many turns
    to put it back on and youll be close to the original settings.

    PS. This is done from memory.

    Mike

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    • #3
      Re: Burr Cleaning on a Macap M4

      Sounds right to me except i did it by trial and error last weekend.
      From memory turn it anticlockwise to remove the top burr.

      I found though when putting back together just do it up till the top burr assembly is finger tight and then back it off a touch. I tried to count the rotations and look at the colour differenc of the thread to get it close but was way off.

      Finger tight and backing off and then slight adgustments from there made it relatively easy to dial in the grinder.

      Mal

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      • #4
        Re: Burr Cleaning on a Macap M4

        Point #2 is the one that happens to be killing me

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        • #5
          Re: Burr Cleaning on a Macap M4

          Originally posted by 436E6F647E637E730A0 link=1247455339/3#3 date=1247460788
          Point #2 is the one that happens to be killing me
          Unscrew the large grub screw that holds in the hopper

          Is your model stepped or step-less

          KK

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          • #6
            Re: Burr Cleaning on a Macap M4

            Originally posted by 614C4D465C415C51280 link=1247455339/3#3 date=1247460788
            Point #2 is the one that happens to be killing me

            No, that would happen if you didnt follow points 0 & 1.

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            • #7
              Re: Burr Cleaning on a Macap M4

              Originally posted by 4C6861616262584C68746A68070 link=1247455339/4#4 date=1247461211
              Unscrew the large grub screw that holds in the hopper  
              gnnauuuruaururuguuuhughuhuhhhhh.

              thankyou!

              very, very easy and my grinds are now back to being their fluffy selves. its amazing how good coffee grounds actually are at grinding coffee!

              (could also argue they protect the burrs from wear )

              thx mike, bolb, cksyd also - instructions were in my head while I was doing it.

              combined with a nice full Caffeto clean and the coffee is brighter, less of a body-lean and tiger striping on a three-week old blend.

              unfortunately, the new milk (pura) has that nasty taste. so back to espresso for the while

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              • #8
                Re: Burr Cleaning on a Macap M4

                I have cleaned and assembled the grinder but I cannot get back to the original setting and get the grind fine enough. The finest grind is more suitable for plunger coffee!

                Are the supposed to be three exposed threads when the upper burr is finger tight? Is this my problem but I cannot thread it down anymore? I have clean and put it together 5 times and still the same result.

                Sal

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                • #9
                  Re: Burr Cleaning on a Macap M4

                  With top carrier off the grinder:

                  Make sure you do not cross thread the carrier when refitting.

                  Suggest examining both threads to make sure they have not been cross threaded.

                  If all is ok carefully thread the top carrier back in, in an anti clockwise direction;

                  No Beans yet please

                  Thread the carrier all the way down until the plates touch.

                  Back off about say....1/2 a turn.

                  Now place beans in and grind.

                  If the grind is too coarse AND THERE ARE STILL BEANS/GRINDS IN,  start the grinder and adjust to a finer setting with grinder running. Otherwise you jam up the grinder ie cant turn the adjuster because you are packing down against the grinds already in there, and this can also stop the grinder from restarting.

                  If the grind is too fine, you can back off (clockwise) without starting.

                  Hope this helps.

                  Regardz,
                  Attilio
                  very first Cs site sponsor

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                  • #10
                    Re: Burr Cleaning on a Macap M4

                    If you perform this easy mod I posted on CoffeeGeek a couple years ago you can remove the entire upper burr assy with the hopper still installed without removing any screws outside of a safety stop screw (if one is used).

                    http://www.coffeegeek.com/forums/espresso/grinders/349880

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