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    To repair or to replace

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Hello everybody

    New to this forum :)

    I have a Gaggia MM 0400 that although has served me well to date, the motor has started to slow down and on opening the bottom cover i see that the brushes have died as the is lots of black dust in there.

    Should i replace or repair, budget is worse that the world economy so cant go and spend $500 on a new one, so if i replace it id be looking at something similar.

    What to do?

    Cheers

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    Re: To repair or to replace

    Brushes *can* often be replaced quite cheaply.
    If the grind is OK and the burrs are OK too, then a visit to your local electric motor repair shop should give you an idea of prices.
    A careful clean of the motor and area rehabilitated an old grinder of mine for a couple of years before it died completely.
    Greg

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    Re: To repair or to replace

    Cool, thanks greg, :)
    will look into it, any ideas of a good place to tae it to close to melb CBD?

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    Re: To repair or to replace

    Sorry, mate, Im in Adelaide.
    Im sure a local will chime in soon.
    Greg

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    Re: To repair or to replace

    thanks, will check tomorrow, gotta go out now.

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    Re: To repair or to replace

    Gday Huey,

    Welcome to CoffeeSnobs mate.... [smiley=thumbsup.gif]

    Scan through the Yellow Pages Huey, for Power Tool Repairs. These guys would be the most likely suspects to have the necessary bits and pieces to affect a repair (if possible)...

    Best of luck, :)
    Mal.

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    Re: To repair or to replace

    Remember brushes ant brushes.... They can have different compounds and wear differently.

    1: Get some compressed air - Local servo and blow all the dust and dirt out...

    You may have some brushes left and it can be a build up in the groves of the armature..

    2: If they are worn right down, then REPLACE them ASAP as most are spring loaded and when they vaporise, the spring can then act as the current path... This leads to strange behaviour but worst of all, it will make a mess; if not destroy the armature.

    Let us know how you go.


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    Re: To repair or to replace

    thanks guys, going to the repair shop tomorrow :)



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