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    Noisy Mazzer Mini

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    As a matter of interest, a couple of weeks back I had a clean up in the coffee area.

    My Mazzer Mini is situated on a solid oak bench, while the Mini is not a noisy machine the bench resonates quite loudly when the machine is running.

    My solution is to cut four small squares of wet suit rubber approx 5mm thick and place one under each of the rubber feet, the difference it makes is remarkable, goes from being quite loud to almost silent, the job only takes a couple of minutes and is well worth the effort.

    The rubber will compress over time and need replacing, however its a simple process.

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    Must admit I'm a little surprised no one has picked up on this, surely I'm not the only one who's Mini causes the bench to vibrate, or, maybe I am.

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    G'day Yelta...

    Haven't responded to your post mate, because we have never experienced the problem with any of our grinders from over the years. Maybe some bracing under the benchtop will put a stop to it...

    Mal.

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    Fair enough Mal, surprisingly the bench top is 30mm thick solid oak and only a small surface area, obviously though it must be just the right dimensions to set up a resonation with the Mini.

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    Long discussions on HB dating back several years, regarding this.
    general simple solution is to put a mouse pad under the grinder.
    .....or get a faster grinder !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yelta View Post
    Fair enough Mal, surprisingly the bench top is 30mm thick solid oak and only a small surface area, obviously though it must be just the right dimensions to set up a resonation with the Mini.
    Sounds like it mate; unfortunate I guess...

    Have you tried running in different locations? If it still causes vibration concerns, perhaps there is a balance issue with the rotor on yours.

    Mal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimal View Post
    Sounds like it mate; unfortunate I guess...

    Have you tried running in different locations? If it still causes vibration concerns, perhaps there is a balance issue with the rotor on yours.

    Mal.
    I don't have a convenient alternative position Mal, only a small kitchen, when I use the neoprene the sound level decreases to the point that the motor is barely audible the machine certainly doesn't vibrate while running so I don't think its a balance issue.

    The neoprene lasts a few months before compressing, I've got plenty of the stuff so will just keep replacing as needed.

    Blend52's mouse pad solution would achieve pretty much the same result, though I suspect the thicker neoprene does a more effective job.

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    You might try a "thin , rigid " place mat type support between the grinder and the mouse mat/neoprene.
    I would spread the load on the soft rubber.

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    Hey Yalta just got my new Mini and I can't get over how quiet it is, well in comparison with my rocky freight train I had a laugh.

    Have you thought about 4 small pieces of carpet won't really compact too much?

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    Thanks for the suggestions people.

    At this time the neoprene solution is working very well, will stick with it until a better solution comes up.

    As a matter of interest my Mazzer is not a noisy machine, it's simply the fact that my bench top and the Mini are not in harmony, hence the need for cushioning, as I said earlier once the rubber is in place the machine is barely audible, up to the point that I dump the beans in, then it sounds very much like, a coffee grinder!

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    For my mini E the biggest vibration noise came from the control lid that goes over the stainless cone due to the gap between the cone and the lid. a small strip of foam door edging on the edge of the lid to tighten the gap solved that problem for good. My bench is a 50cm sold red gum bench though so maybe the bench vibration is not so noticable for me.



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