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    0480 sweeping lugs disappeared

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    Have found lately that as I grind the ground coffee has been quite slow in dispensing. Figured today was as good a time as any to investigate, and found that it was pretty well clogged up in around the bottom burr. This has happened due to there being not a single sweeper lug left.

    Now I know for a fact that I havent had anything up the spout to break them off, and am yet to check with the billy lids if theyve been playing with it.

    Do Sunbeam have these as a replaceable item? Is it worth buying replacements if they do so?

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    Re: 0480 sweeping lugs disappeared

    Hi MP,

    Last week I broke the 3 blades off the sweeper in my EM 0450.
    Rang Sunbeam and visited an agent.
    I found that Sunbeam lists 2 parts for the EM 0450 and a few more for the EM 0480 but no sweepers.
    So am now preparing to manufacture a substitute from Al sheet.

    If your interested Ill let you know if successful.

    Lindsay


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    Re: 0480 sweeping lugs disappeared

    Quote Originally Posted by 292520342D213636217472440 link=1275181279/0#0 date=1275181279
    Do Sunbeam have these as a replaceable item?
    No they dont.

    I got one once from their bin.
    It might be worth asking if they have any broken grinders lying around they could scavenge one from for you too.


    Quote Originally Posted by 6D686F657260787360010 link=1275181279/1#1 date=1275182737
    am now preparing to manufacture a substitute from Al sheet
    You might end up with a nice little sideline business.

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    Re: 0480 sweeping lugs disappeared

    Thanks for the suggestions, Ill give em a yell tomorrow. As well as needing a working grinder - I can put up with the slow dispense for the moment, but will probably be selling grinder and machine in the next few weeks so really do need it to be in prime working order.

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    Re: 0480 sweeping lugs disappeared

    If you need some aluminium or S/Steel plate I can give you some at the Brisbane get together on the 6th

    Just in case you need to make your own
    KK

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    Re: 0480 sweeping lugs disappeared

    Quote Originally Posted by 5569746F656473666E65010 link=1275181279/2#2 date=1275187100
    Knowledgethirst wrote on Today at 11:25am:
    am now preparing to manufacture a substitute from Al sheet You might end up with a nice little sideline business. *
    Well its done.
    And it works (at least for the minute).
    So on function its fine (touch wood).
    But an item with appearance that only its mother could love.
    Suitable for sale to blind Freddy only.

    Lindsay



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    Re: 0480 sweeping lugs disappeared

    Blind Freddy, eh? Let me know how it goes, and Ill see what happens with Sunray. Ill get back to ya KK on that.

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    Re: 0480 sweeping lugs disappeared

    Quote Originally Posted by 5B7F767675754F5B7F637D7F100 link=1275181279/4#4 date=1275190575
    If you need some aluminium or S/Steel plate I can give you some at the Brisbane get together on the 6th

    Just in case you need to make your own
    KK
    KK, Ill take you up on that offer mate. See you at AMs.

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    Re: 0480 sweeping lugs disappeared

    Quote Originally Posted by 2A2623372E223535227771470 link=1275181279/7#7 date=1275635682
    Quote Originally Posted by 5B7F767675754F5B7F637D7F100 link=1275181279/4#4 date=1275190575
    If you need some aluminium or S/Steel plate I can give you some at the Brisbane get together on the 6th

    Just in case you need to make your own
    KK
    KK, Ill take you up on that offer mate. See you at AMs.

    OK I will cut some strips and bring them
    I also have some 100 mm lengths of aluminium angle pieces if that is better suited
    I just dont know what they looked like so I am offering other options

    KK

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    Re: 0480 sweeping lugs disappeared

    Thats ok, ill bring the grinder along so can get a better idea of what might be required. And Knowledgethirst is emailing me a diagram of the whatsit he put together.



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