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    DeLonghi grinder is dead!!

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    Hi All... I cleaned my not yet 2 years old grinder today, and when I went to use it it wouldnt work.

    Any ideas about what may be going on (the motor didnt burn out or anything... it just doesnt work!)

    Also... I cant seem to get it open to check the electrical connections... any thoughts on how to open it up?

    Failing that: anyone wanna sell me a new grinder :)

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    Re: DeLonghi grinder is dead!!

    Hi andrewT

    If it is a DeLonghi KG 100 it is in fact a Solis 166...

    Check this for info how to get into it (and mod it if you wish!!)

    http://www.toomuchcoffee.com/index.php?module=ContentExpress&func=display&btitl e=CE&mid=&ceid=166

    Hope it helps

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    Re: DeLonghi grinder is dead!!

    Yep... thats the one. I actually figured it all out before I saw your reply. Oh well.

    For anyone else that may have this issue, this is what the problem was:

    There is a safety switch on the top rim of the grinder that means the grinder will only work when the hopper is in place. (best seen in figure 7 on the above posted website)

    This is made of (what would appear to be) rather brittle plastic and mine had broken and the little bit of plastic that closed the circuit when the hopper was in place was in pieces in the bottom of the grinder!

    So I just pulled the two leads off the safety switch, taped them together and vwallah! It works!

    Thanks for your help!

    ps... someone needs to tell the guy who owns that grinder in the website quoted above to clean his equipment! YUK!!

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    Re: DeLonghi grinder is dead!!

    Quote Originally Posted by andrewT link=1165302627/0#2 date=1165306050
    ps... someone needs to tell the guy who owns that grinder in the website quoted above to clean his equipment! YUK!!
    And that someone is? You??


    ;) :)



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