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    Compak K3 Adjustment Collar

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    Question to Compak owners
    This is my first Compak
    -Should the K3 show evidence of looseness /slack / movement in the top burr holder / adjustment ring collar. this is from the 3 tangs / guides that lock in the top burr. I checked a K10 at a roaster /cafe I got coffee from mid week and it was rock solid at the adjustment ring.
    This is causing sloppy / poor grind adjustment when n use.
    Remove top burr holder cleaned and re-assembled twice now as per owners manual.

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    Hello EA,

    When you actually look at the perceived "slack" in the top burr holder, you will see that it's just the mechanism.

    The friction built into the system ensures that the top burr is rock solid in operation and does not move at all.

    Have a good look over how it actually operates when you next have it out.

    Cheers

    Chris
    Last edited by TC; 8th December 2012 at 05:47 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EspressoAdventurer View Post
    Question to Compak owners
    This is my first Compak
    -Should the K3 show evidence of looseness /slack / movement in the top burr holder / adjustment ring collar. this is from the 3 tangs / guides that lock in the top burr. I checked a K10 at a roaster /cafe I got coffee from mid week and it was rock solid at the adjustment ring.
    This is causing sloppy / poor grind adjustment when n use.
    Remove top burr holder cleaned and re-assembled twice now as per owners manual.





    Any comments
    Thanks
    EA
    I don't think question was ever answered???
    Last edited by NuBEnFL; 1st September 2016 at 01:33 PM. Reason: Insert Video

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    Quote Originally Posted by NuBEnFL View Post
    I don't think question was ever answered???
    As Chris says in post #2, the movement/slack that one detects is purely with respect to the black plastic collar that one uses to adjust the grind setting. There is no slack in the burrs / burr holders (or at least shouldn't be). If the slack on the adjustment ring is causing a problem, after setting grind gently push the collar anti-clockwise so that the slack is taken up before taking note of the grind setting.
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    https://youtu.be/6Ro_Lijtlt8I attached a video

    https://youtu.be/6Ro_Lijtlt8
    Last edited by NuBEnFL; 2nd September 2016 at 07:34 PM.

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    Not sure if it's normal but mine does that. I leave it in the most clockwise position of the wiggle, as that is where it want to move to when I grind, and then it is solid.
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    I attached a video

    https://youtu.be/6Ro_Lijtlt8
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    Normal, mine does it too - the setting does not change



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