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    Heavy sigh!

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Yeah.. seems my coffee world has turned against me today *snif* *I ran outta usable roasted beans again this morning (but Im getting used to that),..then poured an undrinkable sour double shot with the last of the beans *::)(which I havent done once since the first week I got my CM). *That would be right! *>:(

    Then the parcel van raised my heart rate for a few minutes before it passed my house without leaving a lovely roasted coffee bean parcel from Dennis. Yeah I know its not really due to arrive just yet, but I just thought......

    Then,..a few minutes ago I decided to try and finally figure out what is up with my grinder? and why I could not get the settings to move very far from where it was at when I got it,.and why the notch lever thingy doesnt make sense to me with the way the dial is positioned, as it doesnt seem to even correlate to the markings on the dial,..like the dial was fixed in place and the grub screw screwed down in the wrong side of the notch lever or something. Anyway,.. Im just a girl :P and a newbie grinder owner... what would I know.

    But when I screwed the dial right out,.. it seems I found one reason for my problem. I hate my coffee world right now!!! *:( *:( *:(
    [img]www.studioheath.com/images/bits/grindercrack.jpg[/img]

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    Re: Heavy sigh!

    Oh Remy girl, thats brutal. OUCH! Im sure things will turn around for you. :o :o :o :o

    I dont know what else to say. :-/

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    Re: Heavy sigh!

    Quote Originally Posted by YeeZa link=1204685423/0#1 date=1204687144
    Oh Remy girl, thats brutal. OUCH! Im sure things will turn around for you. *:o :o :o :o

    I dont know what else to say. :-/
    Yeah..its a biarch!!

    I had planned to do a couple of roast batches today but on second thoughts.....I should probably wait until the planets have realigned if I dont want any more damaged equipment or body scaring.

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    Re: Heavy sigh!

    Yeah, i feel for you, I would say sit down, have a coffee and just chill but I suppose that would add insult to injury... Maybe the local cafe can give you a fix?!?

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    Ouch, and after all that waiting for the grinder too! :( Warranty time! I guess Andy could help you out with some pre-ground - I know, but at least itll be fresh.

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    After waiting so long to get the thing it goes and does that, what a bummer, hope you get back on track ASAP!!

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    OWWW!!!

    Thats a horrible looking wound, Remy. I can almost feel it.

    Not a good recommendation from your near new grinder (wont mention brand name til we see what transpires), though there but for the grace of GrindOnDemand goes all our gear.

    Good luck with it.

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    Re: Heavy sigh!

    Dont we all love plastic screw threads? Hope you get a replacement soon!

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    Bugger..... :(

    Is this a new grinder Remy or a previously used one? If new then its a warranty job, no brainer... but if used and out of warranty then there might be a way to fix it :-?.....

    Mal.

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    Hmmm,..its enuff to rot yer sox off! I can imagine the grinder on the drawing board during the planning of it and someone says,.. "ya know,.we could save a whole lot of money manufacturing these sleek looking grinders if we replace that metal screw thread there with a PLASTIC one. Like who would know??" ::)

    Sadly,.. warranty is out as it was a used one *snif* .

    Maybe my luck will change and I will find the part locally and cheap, phrrrrttt... *wakes up from deluded vegative state and sinks back into reality* Off now to search for the bad news.


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    Re: Heavy sigh!

    Remy thats awful whats happened to your grinder maybe a local machinist might be able to make up a new thread out of brass or alloy?

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    Re: Heavy sigh!

    Quote Originally Posted by martybean link=1204685423/0#10 date=1204713281
    Remy thats awful whats happened to your grinder maybe a local machinist might be able to make up a new thread out of brass or alloy?
    Failing that option, I think the break is repairable by fixing with a couple of countersunk metal-thread screws of the correct size and the use of a high quality epoxy adhesive. Have made these sorts of repairs in heavy industry where replacement parts have been either impossible to acquire or have been too distant and result in an unacceptable delay.

    Lots of ways to skin a cat ;).....

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    Re: Heavy sigh!

    hi remy
    what is the make and model of the grinder
    the top housing plate should be available as a replacement part
    graham

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    Re: Heavy sigh!

    Quote Originally Posted by fix link=1204685423/0#12 date=1204834627
    hi remy
    what is the make and model of the grinder
    the top housing plate should be available as a replacement part
    graham
    Hi fix,.. its an Isomac Gran Macinino,.. but I think these are uncommon out here and parts my be pretty hard to find. I havent had a chance to really look for it yet,. and thankfully I can still grind ok in its present state,..just cant change the settings much of course (which maybe isnt such a problem as I am around the grinding sweet spot zone I think for my CM). It would be nice to replace the part though if its not going to cost me and arm and a leg. I have already replaced the hopper which had gone dark opaque with coffee oils over time and the internal plastic feeder sheild thingy inside the hopper which was cracked, and I was going to contact that same guy to see if they had this part,.. but I have a feeling it was only the hopper they had (could be wrong about that).


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    Re: Heavy sigh!

    Quote Originally Posted by Remy link=1204685423/0#13 date=1204850125
    Quote Originally Posted by fix link=1204685423/0#12 date=1204834627
    hi remy
    what is the make and model of the grinder
    the top housing plate should be available as a replacement part
    graham
    Hi fix,.. its an Isomac Gran Macinino,.. but I think these are uncommon out here and parts my be pretty hard to find. *I havent had a chance to really look for it yet,. and thankfully I can still grind ok in its present state,..just cant change the settings much of course (which maybe isnt such a problem as I am around the grinding sweet spot zone I think for my CM). *It would be nice to replace the part though if its not going to cost me and arm and a leg. I have already replaced the hopper which had gone dark opaque with coffee oils over time and the internal plastic feeder sheild thingy inside the hopper which was cracked, and I was going to contact that same guy to see if they had this part,.. but I have a feeling it was only the hopper they had (could be wrong about that).
    Hi Remy,

    CS sponsor DiBartoli Coffee centre stock Isomac machines and grinders. I think it might be worth giving Ofra and Renzo a buzz to see if they can assist.

    Good luck!

    Chris

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    Awesome! thanks so much 2mcm I will do that.



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