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    Removal of Autogrind - La Cimbali or Gino Rossi

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    I have the possibility in the near future of buying a secondhand La Cimbali Cadet or a Gino Rossi, both of which I understand have an autogrind to refill the doser. Can anyone advise on how complex/difficult it is to disable or remove this function?

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    Re: Removal of Autogrind - La Cimbali or Gino Ross

    Do you need to?

    If you leave the power switch on it will keep grinding until the autofill switch stops it.

    But you can use the on/off switch just like everyone else whose grinder doesnt have the autofill cutoff switch.

    We did this at the cafe I worked at and its how I intend to use my Gino Rossi when its cleaned up.

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    Re: Removal of Autogrind - La Cimbali or Gino Ross

    No Thundergod, I dont need to, but thought of doing so as I will never need the autofill function.

    S

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    Re: Removal of Autogrind - La Cimbali or Gino Ross

    Have a look at this link, last post by Mal down the bottom.

    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1216515883

    Instructions are intended for a Mazzer SJ, though should be equally applicable to a La Cimbali or Gino Rossi.

    Cheers,

    Michael

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    Re: Removal of Autogrind - La Cimbali or Gino Ross

    Considering they will probably last forever, if you ever decide to part with the grinder wouldnt it be better (easier) to leave it intact?

    One of the electrically qualified guys should be along soon enough to explain how to do it.

    I imagine its a matter of fooling the switch into thinkng its activated by either opening or closing a contact.

    Ill try have a look at mine tonight.

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    Re: Removal of Autogrind - La Cimbali or Gino Ross

    Removing the auto-stop feature should be easily reversable. (assuming it was taken apart carefully in the first place :-/)

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    Re: Removal of Autogrind - La Cimbali or Gino Ross

    Just had a quick look without taking it apart or tracing the wires into the body of the grinder.

    The switch is very sensitive, as you would expect.
    It may be possible to slip a small piece of cardboard, cut to fit, between the switch actuator and the rubber cover.
    That may be enough to open the circuit and turn off the auto feature.

    Simple and reversible in seconds.

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    Re: Removal of Autogrind - La Cimbali or Gino Ross

    Thanks Thundergod and g00se. Appreciate your advice.

    Regards

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    Re: Removal of Autogrind - La Cimbali or Gino Ross

    have the possibility in the near future of buying a secondhand La Cimbali Cadet or a Gino Rossi, both of which I understand have an autogrind to refill the doser. Can anyone advise on how complex/difficult it is to disable or remove this function?
    why would you want to discvonnect the autogrind.
    if you are going to use as a grind on demand grinder then you will use the machines on/off switch and the crinds wont get high enough to activate the lever

    as far as disconnecting / disabling best way is to remove the flap and leave the wiring alone

    graham

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    Re: Removal of Autogrind - La Cimbali or Gino Ross

    Hi Graham,

    It has nothing to do with the automation aspect of the device actually, its more about removing its bulk so that one has free and easy access to clean out the chute after each grind session. Some dosers make this task extremely difficult with the auto shut-off in place. This is strictly a coffeesnob phenomenon of course..... ::) ;D

    Mal.

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    Re: Removal of Autogrind - La Cimbali or Gino Ross

    Not in the case of my Gino Rossi though Mal.

    The autofill switch is a part of the lid.
    So it comes away completely when the lid is taken off and I have easy access to the hopper and chute.

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    Re: Removal of Autogrind - La Cimbali or Gino Ross

    Sounds like a good design TG... 8-)

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