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    K3 Touch stopped dead

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    Hello fellow snobbers,
    I am in need of some advice from those who understand the inner working of a grinder better than I. So yesterday I made my morning coffee as per normal no problems, the grinder was working perfectly (as she has over the last four odd years). Went to make a coffee in the afternoon and nothing...I clicked my group head against the metal flap.....silence..... i cheeked to make sure i had not bumped the grinder mode swich at the back....I had a look at the power point all fine. It is not even making a sound to suggest it is getting power. Am i looking at a dreaded motor burn out? any ideas? anything i can try?


    Thanks in advance for any help.


    Paul

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    Plenty of time for sinister, expensive possibilities later....

    First, just back off the adjuster by a considerable amount (a 1/4 turn should be enough) and see if it will start.

    Hope that helps.

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    You have most likely choked it. Go a whole heap coarser and run the grinder to clear it. If that doesn't work, you will need to disassemble, clean and reassemble.

    Good luck!

    Chris

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    Hey Tok and Chris, thanks for the responses....I am away from home for the next few days when I get home I will give it a course run. I have had choking issues before..but normally it gives some sound a low ‘whirring’ or ‘buzzing’ sound. Whereas the silence when I last tired my grinder was defining.

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    So I got back today and cleaned the K3 out, Chris and Tok were correct it was just a bad choke. She is back to working order. I have never had a choke that seemed to stop the unit like that nor from such a small amount of beans would of been lucky if i had 40g in the hopper.

    Thanks again for the advice.

    paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derkdigler View Post
    So I got back today and cleaned the K3 out, Chris and Tok were correct it was just a bad choke. She is back to working order. I have never had a choke that seemed to stop the unit like that nor from such a small amount of beans would of been lucky if i had 40g in the hopper.

    Thanks again for the advice.

    paul
    I'm not familiar with the Compak, but does it have a motor start or run capacitor? If so, an issue with the capacitor could result in less than full power/torque. I assume it shouldn't stall with such a small amount of beans in the hopper, even for a domestic grinder



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