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    Remove switch in the doser

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    Dose anyone know how to remove this switch? It stops me from cleaning the doser!!!!! Its a compak K8

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    Re: Remove switch in the doser

    Do you want to remove the switch temporarily or permanently?

    If temporarily you can unscrew the parts that hold the switch and the switch just hangs by the two wires. Then remove the complete doser by unscrewing a couple of screws from the bottom and sliding it up.

    Plenty of schematics online or I posted up a bit of info on my thread for my K6 clean. http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1274004472/26#26

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    Re: Remove switch in the doser

    Hi Lacehim,

    What do u mean by sliding it up?

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    Re: Remove switch in the doser

    First step UNPLUG GRINDER

    next remove the 2 phillips head screws shown in the picture then lift the micro switch out of the housing (it sits in place held by smal plastic pins)
    youll figure it out

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    Re: Remove switch in the doser

    Thx tek,

    I dont feel safe to leave the wire expose. Is there a way that i can remove it permanently?

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    Re: Remove switch in the doser

    Are you stripping the grinder down to clean it?

    If you are then its pretty easy to dismantle. I can only give you the proceedure from memory so use this info at your own risk.

    Turn it off, unplug it.

    undo the screws tek mentioned above that are holding the black plastic part on to the doser. remove it but leave the micro swtich dangling in mid air.

    Under that part there will be 2 screws holding the small chrome ring at the top of the doser to the body. undo them and gently remove it, and the clear plastic doser chamber. Now all thats left is the big chrome part, including star & handle.

    If you want to take this apart to strip it down and clean you need to remove the plactic cover on the underside of the doser (2 screws and a round spring might pop out that pulls the handle back), then there will be 2 bigger screws holding the doser to the body of the grinder. Remove them and the chrome doser part comes off in one bit in an upward motion. See schmatic attached for details.

    Undo to aduster for the star on the top of the doser and it comes apart for cleaning. The handle parts stay together when they drop out. Just take note of any spring locations before you dismantle.

    I also took the motor out of the body (didnt touch the electrics) but there wasnt much to look at in there. Only 1 dead cockroach on the bottom cover & a little bit of ground coffee spilt when I was dismantling it.

    If you need any more help let me know. I gave mine a total clean when I got it with a little help from fello CSers.




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    Re: Remove switch in the doser

    Thx Lacehim for the info again :)

    I gave mine a very good clean already :) All I wanna do is to remove this switch so I can clean the chuke after each use. But I think I can leave with it.

    BTW, do u realise that the plastic casing (Part no "K7" from your diagram), which hold the top burr, has a gap between the brass and the placstic sleve? There are beans and coffee grinds getting in there. Do u know how to fix it? Also, who is the importer of Compak? I need a set of new burr as mine have a bit of rust on the side of the top burr

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    Re: Remove switch in the doser

    Quote Originally Posted by 3E382A242138234D0 link=1289648062/6#6 date=1289728887
    Thx Lacehim for the info again :)

    I gave mine a very good clean already :) All I wanna do is to remove this switch so I can clean the chuke after each use. But I think I can leave with it.

    BTW, do u realise that the plastic casing (Part no "K7" from your diagram), which hold the top burr, has a gap between the brass and the placstic sleve? There are beans and coffee grinds getting in there. Do u know how to fix it? Also, who is the importer of Compak? I need a set of new burr as mine have a bit of rust on the side of the top burr

    OK now I understand not wanting to leave the wire there.

    As for the collar, thats normal for compaks to build up with grounds and coffe in there

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    Re: Remove switch in the doser

    Yes, the plastic casing is a haven for beans! *I hope they redesigned that on their newer models. *Mine is an old K6 stepped. *I thought about packing it with something else to stop the beans sneeking in there, but I havent got around to it.

    Importers of compak is now Expobar. *Regarind the burrs, Make sure you get genuine ones, I ended up with generics and regetted it. *If the only problem is a bit of minor surface rust I wouldnt bother. *Burrs tend to rust when in contact with moisture but it comes off easily, and once you using it every day it wont come back.

    Nice grinder by the way. *Was that the one that was forsale here?

    Re the switch is connects in by 2 wires into the base. Im not sure what would happen if you take it out. If you know a sparky maybe they could take a look for ya. The switch cuts the power when its activated, but considering we are using it in the grind on demand function its really useless.

    If you do remove it, dont lose it. Youll need it in 6 months time when you upgrade to a conical :) Only joking! ;)

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    Re: Remove switch in the doser

    Thx Lacehim,

    Yes it is the one which was sold in here :)

    I left expobar a message and they havent got back to me. Do u have their contact details (contact number or location)?



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