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    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Hi as a newbie I would appreciate any advice please,
    I have purchased a mini mazzer and wonder if anyone had any advice about the grinds spraying around.
    2 problems - grinds coming from burrs into the dispenser were spraying over about 2 - 3 "segmented areas" and over central screw in dispenser - I bent the deflector plate to be more vertical which seems to have helped a bit. Anything else to do?
    Also wen the coffee comes out of the dispenser into the portafiller basket it often doesnt drop down cleanly - rather goes out to the right. I have tried cleaning it, in case it was due to coffee residue moving it to one side
    Any help gratefully receivd
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    Re: mini mazzer advice please

    Hey there Dr Dave!

    The mazzer is a great grinder though does have its idiosyncrasies. 2mcm recommends that when dosing the PF, give the lever a good, hard thwack - this reduces the problem of throwing to one side. I still tend to place my PF off centre and pretty much accustomed to it now and no longer have coffee spilling everywhere. A large sized coffee matt to replace the dodgy plastic thing that comes with the mazzer is also a good option.

    As for the spray in the doser...I tend to find that this can be very dependent on variables like, grind, bean type and grind setting. Whilst a fine grind can fall out in clumps, if you are grinding something like monsoon malabar through the same setting it sprays all over the inside of the doser. Bottom line is that I dont think it much matters about the coffee dropping into different segments. Once you start thwacking it will pretty much clear this out anyway.

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    Re: mini mazzer advice please

    The mazzer is a great grinder though does have its idiosyncrasies. *2mcm recommends that when dosing the PF, give the lever a good, hard thwack - this reduces the problem of throwing to one side. *I still tend to place my PF off centre and pretty much accustomed to it now and no longer have coffee spilling everywhere. *A large sized coffee matt to replace the dodgy plastic thing that comes with the mazzer is also a good option.
    Yep, when i first used the mini, i have the same problem too,
    just do it as quick as you can(seriously "hard thwack"), the problem can be fixed...

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    Re: mini mazzer advice please

    Many thanks for the advice - will try a "hard Thwack".
    What is the bevelled nut and central screw for in the centre of the dispenser ? No manual with mine.
    WIll look on Google for a manula unless anyone has one?

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    Re: mini mazzer advice please

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Dave link=1183020328/0#3 date=1183171275
    What is the bevelled nut and central screw for in the centre of the dispenser ? No manual with mine.
    WIll look on Google for a manula unless anyone has one?
    Thats for the amount of dosing for each click. Towards bottom=less dose,
    away from chamber=more dose.

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    Re: mini mazzer advice please

    and inconsequential if youre free dosing.

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    Re: mini mazzer advice please

    Thank you
    Does anyone have a link to a manual I can dnload please?

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    Re: mini mazzer advice please

    PM sent...Google is your friend 8-)...Took me 2 minutes :P

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    pm sent back - thanks chris
    Also found it on Google however every time I click on it, an error message comes up and Internet Exploer shuts down.
    Hence thats why I asked Coffee Snobs...
    Does anyone have it as a separate link rather than via wholelottalove?

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    Re: mini mazzer advice please

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Dave link=1183020328/0#8 date=1183207182
    pm sent back - thanks chris
    Also found it on Google however every time I click on it, an error message comes up and *Internet Exploer shuts down.
    Hence thats why I asked Coffee Snobs...
    Does *anyone *have it as a separate link rather than via wholelottalove?
    Must be your IE Dave. Have emailed a copy...

    2mcm

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    Re: mini mazzer advice please

    Gday Dr.Dave,

    Couldnt find a Mazzer Manual for you, about the nearest thing I could find was an exploded diagram of a Mazzers innards here so I dont know if thats going to be much help to you or not. I guess if all else fails you could drop a line direct to the Mazzer factory in Italy and ask them to help you out.... Ive always found the factory personnel of most coffee machine manufacturers to be very helpful when ever Ive approached them for assistance, so could be one avenue to try, if you havent already that is?

    Mal.

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    Re: mini mazzer advice please

    Yep I do, but its on my PC which is in transit to Adelaide! :( Luca sent it to me so check with him if youre desperate, otherwise email me later next week if I havent got it to you.

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    Re: mini mazzer advice please

    Guys,
    Many thanks to you all, for your help - For someone who doesnt know many people in Australia I am humbled by all the help I have been offered. It feels like I am amongst friends. Thank you.
    Dave

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    Re: mini mazzer advice please

    haha, Dr Dave, I felt the same too. ;)

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    Re: mini mazzer advice please

    Do you still require it? If you do, I can scan and create a pdf file from my manual....if I can find it!

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    Re: mini mazzer advice please

    No thank you - Chris emailed his file to me
    Many thanks for the offer
    Dave



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