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    Rocky feed issue

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Hi guys,

    So recently I bought a Rancilio Rocky doserless grinder. Generally it has been performing very well, but on a few occasions it appears that the feed of beans from the hopper to the burrs has been disturbed. Two or three times, mid-grind, coffee has stopped feeding down, and the burrs sound exactly like they would if you were running it without any coffee. It is almost like it doesn't have the power-I emptied the hopper each time (it was no where near full) put just a few beans in and it goes fine. Any ideas what could be happening? I ran some grindz through it this afternoon in case it was a cleaning issue.

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    What sort of beans are you using?
    Sometimes large and/or oily beans can get caught on the way through.

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    It is a Guatemala Pacamara at the moment, but it has happened with another bean as well. The former are quite large beans. Is it just a matter of only putting a minimal amount in the hopper?

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    Well actually sometimes more can be better. The extra weight can help with the feeding.
    Another option (at you own peril) is to maybe remove the finger guard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatboy_1999 View Post
    Another option (at you own peril) is to maybe remove the finger guard.
    Yep removing the finger/bounce guard will help.
    The Rocky has always had a little trouble digesting large beans, Maragogype is a variety that gave my Rocky fits. THE MARAGOGYPE COFFEE | Italian Espresso

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    Thanks for the help guys

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    Why did they put a "Finger Guard" in the hopper.....because some times you have to help the beans down a little !!
    ..Actually some folk think that device is a "Pressure breaker" to stop the weight of a full hopper of beans pressing down too much into the burrs ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blend52 View Post
    Why did they put a "Finger Guard" in the hopper.....?
    Because most people need to be protected from themselves.

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    It's a finger/bounce guard, never heard of it referred to as a pressure breaker.



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