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    0480 Grinding too fine.....

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    Hey Guys,
    Been a while since ive posted in this section :D

    A mate at work, who i now roast for, complained that when he uses my coffee, his 6910 wont deliver any.....

    He has been using coffee he bought in syd over 6 months ago, so i told him to bring it all into work machine and grinder, as i had suspicions that his grinder was the cause, i also brought in my SJ.

    So 10 mins ago, i used my SJ to pull a few shots in his 6910.....beautiful, so i grabbed some white paper, ground a bit onto the paper to help dial in the 0480........the setting on the 0480 is 0 - 20, 0 being fine, 20 being coarse, well to get a decent shot, the 0480 is set on 25! and thats 25ml in 30secs, 2 clicks to 23 produces a gusher......

    So 2 questions,

    1. is his grinder stuffed, and

    2. if not, how to fix please ;D

    Cheers
    Warren

    PS Gee those 0480s produce some clumps :o WDT all the way 8-)


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    Re: 0480 Grinding too fine.....

    Hi there

    My 0480 is set on 10. And the flow is perfect for beans of about 5-6 days from roasting date. Beans are from Padre in Melbourne.

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    Re: 0480 Grinding too fine.....

    Any answers on this you sunbeam fiends? ;D

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    Re: 0480 Grinding too fine.....

    Hi Warren,
    The 480 is notoriously badly calibrated ex-factory. I had the opposite of your problem with the 480 I use for drip/aeropress/plunger.

    Try pulling it apart (hopper off, burr lock ring out, outer burr out, unscrew nut and lower (conical) burr out). Look for spacing washers on the shaft, below the conical burr. Remove one, reassemble and see how it goes. If still too fine, rinse and repeat. :P

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    Re: 0480 Grinding too fine.....

    Cheers epic, Ill give him a call and pass it on, god they produce some serious clumps dont they!!!!!

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    Re: 0480 Grinding too fine.....

    I grind into a spare milk jug
    It seems to considerably reduce static, clumps and mess
    I measure the amount of beans to go into the hopper first

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    Re: 0480 Grinding too fine.....

    Quote Originally Posted by 0A0E283131342B3C335D0 link=1274351996/4#4 date=1274654972
    od they produce some serious clumps dont they!
    Youre not wrong! More of a static generator that occasionally grinds coffee as a by-product. :P

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    Re: 0480 Grinding too fine.....

    Quote Originally Posted by 6A5F464C18192F0 link=1274351996/3#3 date=1274625825
    I had the opposite of your problem with the 480 I use for drip/aeropress/plunger.
    Mine is similar: only barely fine-enough at setting 0.

    Any advice on this (opposite) front?

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    Re: 0480 Grinding too fine.....

    Quote Originally Posted by 10253C366263550 link=1274351996/6#6 date=1274680273
    Quote Originally Posted by 0A0E283131342B3C335D0 link=1274351996/4#4 date=1274654972
    od they produce some serious clumps dont they!
    Youre not wrong! *More of a static generator that occasionally grinds coffee as a by-product. *:P
    ;D

    Quote Originally Posted by 3730273B34273136343B30550 link=1274351996/7#7 date=1274695238
    Quote Originally Posted by 6A5F464C18192F0 link=1274351996/3#3 date=1274625825
    I had the opposite of your problem with the 480 I use for drip/aeropress/plunger.
    Mine is similar: only barely fine-enough at setting 0.

    Any advice on this (opposite) front?
    The opposite of this......
    Quote Originally Posted by 10253C366263550 link=1274351996/3#3 date=1274625825
    Hi Warren,
    * * * * * * * *The 480 is notoriously badly calibrated ex-factory. *I had the opposite of your problem with the 480 I use for drip/aeropress/plunger.

    Try pulling it apart (hopper off, burr lock ring out, outer burr out, unscrew nut and lower (conical) burr out). *Look for spacing washers on the shaft, below the conical burr. *Remove one, reassemble and see how it goes. *If still too fine, rinse and repeat. *:P

    Epic
    if there are no washers you can get em from SB I believe? This will fine up that grind......and convert it to static generator as an added bonus ;D

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    Re: 0480 Grinding too fine.....

    The observations re the 0480 Grinder are correct. I had one which was ok for about 11 months and after that not even the washers could fix it but it was replaced under warranty and the new one worked fine.

    One point I would like to make *re calibration and any other faults is that I believe that coffee sponsors serving such a large community could make strong representations to manufacturers of these products that sending out NEW PRODUCTS which are poorly set up at start is not acceptable. Sure these products will require adjustment after reasonable normal usage.

    Equally these remarks can also apply to other NEW (high end) products referred to on this forum. As one quite often sees refer
    ence to expensive new equipment requiring calibration or other modifications which should not be required initially.


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    Re: 0480 Grinding too fine.....

    Quote Originally Posted by 56544F45435556544F48414354260 link=1274351997/9#9 date=1274764531
    One point I would like to make re calibration and any other faults is that I believe that coffee sponsors serving such a large community could make strong representations to manufacturers of these products that sending out NEW PRODUCTS which are poorly set up at start is not acceptable. Sure these products will require adjustment after reasonable normal usage.
    None of the Coffee Snobs site sponsors sell Sunbeam so representations to Sunbeam would bring no weight to bear.

    As for high end products supplied by the site sponsors, I do believe they calibrate before sale when warranted and give feedback to those manufacturers.



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