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  • Anfim KS doserless Burr Reset

    Hello coffee snobs. Sorry if I sound like noob. I just bought an Anfim KS doserless 2nd hand which should have been rarely used. I have just swapped from Baratza Preciso to this one. Now my setup is Silver V2 w/ PID and Anfim KS.

    Can anyone tell me after taking out the upper burr to clean out residues, how do I reset the burrs? I have found no reference point whatsoever. I have look through the flimsy user manual and it is not very helpful.

    Thank you a tonne for your help!!

  • #2
    Hi Henriklam,

    I have no idea how to answer your question, but welcome to Coffee Snobs Hopefully someone who owns one of these grinders can head along soon and give you a hand!

    Al

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    • #3
      G'day Henrik...

      Best thing to do now, would be to reseat the upper burr right up against the lower burr (wind it down as far as it will go), and then back off about a quarter to a third turn from that, grind and pull a shot. Adjust accordingly based on the results of the shot...

      Next time you want to remove the Upper Burr Carrier, just paint an index mark with some White Out/Liquid Paper to reference against the grinder body so that you can easily return the burrs to where they were...

      Mal.
      Last edited by Dimal; 22 September 2015, 10:01 PM. Reason: Corrected spelling of OP's name...

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      • #4


        I have one of these. Great little semi-commercial grinders. Did you put some Teflon tape on the thread while you had it apart? If not you should consider doing so. It's worth doing if you're only going to be using the grinder for espresso as it essentially gives you a stepless grinder. It's the same little mod that's widely done by Rancilio Rocky owners. I just refreshed the Teflon tape on mine yesterday and it's really effective.


        As far as getting it set for use with your Silvia you pretty much want to follow Mal’s instructions above. There are a lot of variables at play that make it hard to recommend an exact setting (condition of burrs, age and type of beans used, atmospheric conditions etc.). My KS has burrs in excellent condition and I’m usually using a setting of about 7-8 on the grinder with my Brugnetti Simona Top. I’d say that your Silvia will probably need a similar setting. It will just be a matter of trial and error though. Good luck, hope you enjoy your new grinder. I’m sure you’ll notice a big step up in quality from the Baratza.

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        • #5
          Thank you guys. Good to know that I'm not the only one with this grinder since there is so little information about it on the web.

          Mal, thanks heaps for the advice. That's exactly how I did it. I thought somehow something would point at mark 0 on its collar after resetting just as on my Preciso. I will try to dial it in later.

          LeroyC, I might try to dial it in first then I'll consider going stepless. Thanks for your good idea. It is exactly build quality that put me off the Preciso. For a moment I wanted to fix its adjustment ring and change it for a Vario. But once again Baratza quality haunted me. Quite by chance, someone sells his Anfim KS which has been barely used. I'm pretty happy with it's sturdiness. It's gonna be with me for decades :P

          Henrik

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          • #6
            No problem Henrik. The spring loaded pin that locks into the collar on the left hand side is the 'mark' so to speak. So this is where you'll probably have it sitting around 7-9 on the scale. Make sure you have the hopper sitting in the right position so that you can see the scale at this point.

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              • #8
                Many thanks LeroyC. I thought it would somehow point at 0 mark... I reckon yours probably has the similar scale with mine since I got around 13 sec shots on setting 8.5. I have read about how wide their steps are so I will tape the upper burr carrier thread tonight. Btw, haven't you gone stepless? How come you still have that pin?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Henriklam View Post
                  Btw, haven't you gone stepless? How come you still have that pin?
                  I just figured I might as well keep it there as it helps hold the collar in place when I'm lined up with an actual step.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by LeroyC View Post
                    I just figured I might as well keep it there as it helps hold the collar in place when I'm lined up with an actual step.
                    Alright. I might just go stepless totally. Do you think removing the pin will make this machine easier to use or more difficult? Is taping the thread the only thing I will need to do? Thanks

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Henriklam View Post
                      Alright. I might just go stepless totally. Do you think removing the pin will make this machine easier to use or more difficult? Is taping the thread the only thing I will need to do? Thanks
                      Removing the pin will allow you to make smaller adjustments. It will be a true stepless grinder if you do this, but I don't find it necessary. A good dose of Teflon tape is all you need. You want to have enough on there that you can still turn the collar down to the setting you need, but you should find it quite stiff to turn.

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