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    How to adjust grind on Compak E5.

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    Hi guys,

    I've just upgraded to a Compak E5 OD grinder and found the instructions on adjusting the grind a bit confusing.

    The manual says changing grind settings must be done when the grinder is on and burrs are in motion, really? Never had to do this on my previous grinder (macap).
    And another question is, do I need to recalibrate the grinder before first use?

    Thanks.

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    Usually this instruction applies to making adjustments towards finer grind. If the adjustments are small, there is no harm done. With some grinders there seems to be the risk of jamming If you make larger adjustments to finer grind when the burrs are not moving. However the E5 OD has a heavy motor, so I figure it shouldn't matter that much. On my K3 (similar size burrs, but smaller motor) I do pay attention though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by degaulle View Post
    Usually this instruction applies to making adjustments towards finer grind. If the adjustments are small, there is no harm done. With some grinders there seems to be the risk of jamming If you make larger adjustments to finer grind when the burrs are not moving. However the E5 OD has a heavy motor, so I figure it shouldn't matter that much. On my K3 (similar size burrs, but smaller motor) I do pay attention though.
    Thanks, Did you need to recalibrate (setting the zero point) your K3 before use?

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    I didn't have to, no. I have taken the top burr carrier off for cleaning and lube-ing the threads once or twice. I Checked the point where the burrs touch after reassembling, but it is still the same point of reference as when I bought it.
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    You should have adjusted your macap grind setting with the motor running as there are usually bean fragments between the burrs that affect the adjustment.
    That aside you shouldnt have to worry about calibrating your grinder. Pull a shot, if its too fast then adjust finer. My e6 was pretty close to right straight out of the factory.
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    Thanks guys, much appreciated.



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