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Thread: Rocky gone to coffee heaven :(

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    Rocky gone to coffee heaven :(

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    So after breaking the boiler on my Silvia a few weeks ago and upgrading to a Giotto (EMC Classic) I now find out that my Rocky is also dead. I think it might be the motor (I have somebody looking at it now). So now Im stretching my invisible budget to get a Ascaso i-1 hopefully. Id love to get a K3 or something like that but coming up with money after the Giotto purchase isnt going to happen

    So my first question, do you think the Ascaso will serve me? (Im not certain its a i-1) I dont think its in the same class as the K3 but I need something.

    Second, what could I possibly have done to it to make it break? Im quite upset about it all actually. I bought a beautiful combo only a few years ago after doing my research. Spending more than I could really afford thinking I was buying a machine to last me several years and a grinder which would last much longer - now to find they have both died on me. I used it to grind espresso twice a day.
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    Sure it is broken? I've had 'issues' a couple of times with my Rocky - and the common factor has been a build up of coffee residue causing a jam. A thorough clean out has been the solution (disassembly and cleaning out the grinding chamber and dispensing chute). A small PITA - but may save you prematurely having to buy another toy. Pleanty of info on Rocky maintenance hereabouts.

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    It just makes an 'errrrr' sound with nothing happening. The person who has it said that hes had a look at it and given it a little clean out but its still doing it. Unfortunately Im at the mercy of somebody else's opinion cause Im not especially great with electrical things, I catch babies for a crust . . . much different :P

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    So, just got a phone call, as it turns out it was just really really blocked up :P So I have my grinder back . . . and am buying grinder cleaner.

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    A brush and a small attachment for the vacuum cleaner?
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