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Date: 06 Nov 2006 01:18:21
From: Shotmaker
Subject: Cunill Tranquilo grinder problem
Hi,

I have just bought a second hand "El Cafe Tranquilo" grinder and I have
a problem:

When the grind is set to espresso, the grinder will not "take" the
beans and I have to adjust the grinder to much coarser grind and then
re-adjust to espresso when the grinding starts.

This leads to uneven grind quality and I am using way to much coffe.

Could this be caused by worn down burrs or is there something else
wrong ?

Best regards

Peter





 
Date: 06 Nov 2006 16:28:59
From: Danny
Subject: Re: Cunill Tranquilo grinder problem
Shotmaker wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I have just bought a second hand "El Cafe Tranquilo" grinder and I have
> a problem:
>
> When the grind is set to espresso, the grinder will not "take" the
> beans and I have to adjust the grinder to much coarser grind and then
> re-adjust to espresso when the grinding starts.
>
> This leads to uneven grind quality and I am using way to much coffe.
>
> Could this be caused by worn down burrs or is there something else
> wrong ?
>
> Best regards
>
> Peter
>

Possibly, as well as a dirty grinder. Remove the upper burr carrier
and clean the area thoroughly whilst also checking the burrs. If
there is a finger guard it might stop beans feeding through, as will
operating the grinder with only a few beans in the hopper - they are
gravity fed and rely on some beans present, but removing any finger
guard present can help (obviously, be aware that there is a greater
risk of danger then - don't stick your fingers in!)

Ensure the burrs have a keen edge - running your finger over them
should feel sharp, not dull. Replacement burrs are not expensive.

--
Regards, Danny

http://www.gaggia-espresso.com (a purely hobby site)
http://www.malabargold.co.uk (UK/EU ordering for Malabar Gold blend)



 
Date: 06 Nov 2006 10:03:41
From: Jack Denver
Subject: Re: Cunill Tranquilo grinder problem
Are your beans by any chance shiny - oily? In some grinders very oily beans
will cling to the grinder and not fall into the burrs.

If they are, get some fresher coffee. Oily beans are either stale or
overroasted or both.



"Shotmaker" <peter.astrup@gmail.com > wrote in message
news:1162804701.162805.91090@h48g2000cwc.googlegroups.com...
> Hi,
>
> I have just bought a second hand "El Cafe Tranquilo" grinder and I have
> a problem:
>
> When the grind is set to espresso, the grinder will not "take" the
> beans and I have to adjust the grinder to much coarser grind and then
> re-adjust to espresso when the grinding starts.
>
> This leads to uneven grind quality and I am using way to much coffe.
>
> Could this be caused by worn down burrs or is there something else
> wrong ?
>
> Best regards
>
> Peter
>




 
Date: 06 Nov 2006 04:52:01
From: daveb
Subject: Cunill Tranquilo grinder problem
have you CLEANED it thoroughly?

Look to see what is blocking the flow of beans.

dave

Shotmaker wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I have just bought a second hand "El Cafe Tranquilo" grinder and I have
> a problem:
>
> When the grind is set to espresso, the grinder will not "take" the
> beans and I have to adjust the grinder to much coarser grind and then
> re-adjust to espresso when the grinding starts.
>
> This leads to uneven grind quality and I am using way to much coffe.
>
> Could this be caused by worn down burrs or is there something else
> wrong ?
>
> Best regards
>
> Peter