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  • Rocky feed issue

    Hi guys,

    So recently I bought a Rancilio Rocky doserless grinder. Generally it has been performing very well, but on a few occasions it appears that the feed of beans from the hopper to the burrs has been disturbed. Two or three times, mid-grind, coffee has stopped feeding down, and the burrs sound exactly like they would if you were running it without any coffee. It is almost like it doesn't have the power-I emptied the hopper each time (it was no where near full) put just a few beans in and it goes fine. Any ideas what could be happening? I ran some grindz through it this afternoon in case it was a cleaning issue.

  • #2
    What sort of beans are you using?
    Sometimes large and/or oily beans can get caught on the way through.

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    • #3
      It is a Guatemala Pacamara at the moment, but it has happened with another bean as well. The former are quite large beans. Is it just a matter of only putting a minimal amount in the hopper?

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      • #4
        Well actually sometimes more can be better. The extra weight can help with the feeding.
        Another option (at you own peril) is to maybe remove the finger guard.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by fatboy_1999 View Post
          Another option (at you own peril) is to maybe remove the finger guard.
          Yep removing the finger/bounce guard will help.
          The Rocky has always had a little trouble digesting large beans, Maragogype is a variety that gave my Rocky fits. THE MARAGOGYPE COFFEE | Italian Espresso

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          • #6
            Thanks for the help guys

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            • #7
              Why did they put a "Finger Guard" in the hopper.....because some times you have to help the beans down a little !!
              ..Actually some folk think that device is a "Pressure breaker" to stop the weight of a full hopper of beans pressing down too much into the burrs ?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by blend52 View Post
                Why did they put a "Finger Guard" in the hopper.....?
                Because most people need to be protected from themselves.

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                • #9
                  It's a finger/bounce guard, never heard of it referred to as a pressure breaker.

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