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    Compak k3 touch not grinding fine since grinding beans coarse

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    I recently ground around 1kg of beans on a coarse setting for plunger coffee for a large group of people to last a week. Returning the setting on the grinder to about my espresso grind setting it continues to grind coarse. I thought I had moved it slow enough and while it was running but I guess either I did it too fast or incorrectly. I've done this quite a few times in the past without any problems.
    I need to move the grind setting a long way into the fine area before I get a finer grind and it seems either coarse or too fine and hard to get right now.

    Before I start taking the machine apart for a good clean is there anything I can more easily instead?

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    Thanks Paul, tried the above and it didn't make any difference. I have had to move the grinder dial about a 1/3 of a turn more to the fine setting to get the same grind.

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    K3 isn't designed to grind 1kg of beans. You'll find the duty cycle of the motor is 2 minutes on then 10 minutes off.
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    I bet the motor (and possibly the capacitor) was a 'little' warm after this effort...

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    I didn't do grind it continuously and don't recall it heating up too much. I'll have a crack at cleaning it this weekend when I get some spare time.

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    If you push the Duty Cycle too much, the motor/capacitor will definitely heat up.
    Might not feel it through the grinder casing for a while though, and damage might already have started...

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