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Date: 29 Sep 2006 17:50:18
From:
Subject: Help! - Superautomatic Problem (How long do burrs last?)
I have been using a Gaggia Compact for almost 3 years. A few weeks
ago, the grinder jammed. I opened, cleaned, reassembled, and ran the
machine. VERY bad espresso, maximum time on a 1.5oz shot was 11
seconds while on the finest grind setting and maximum dosing.

I have taken everything apart 5 times, cleaned everything, followed all
the advice of Whole Latte Love and Espresso Doctor. Still no luck.

BTW - using my Rocky grinder and the bypass doser - I can make a great
shot.

Today someone suggested that the burrs may have been damaged. I
inspected them and there appears some minor wear/nicks/abrassions.

How sensitive are these burrs?

How long do they last?
Thanks,John





 
Date: 30 Sep 2006 17:28:33
From:
Subject: Re: How long do burrs last? -- not long when jammed!!
Are the burrs the same as Isomac conical burrs? They look the same and
are listed under Gaggia parts in the 1st line equipment sight. WLL
want $55 for the pair, this isomac are listed for $30.


daveb wrote:
> J:
> I think it was me you spoke to.
>
> The burrs ARE bad. visually there is nothing to see.
>
> What REALLY disturbs me is that the idiots at WLL and 'espresso doctor"
> did not IMMEDIATELY tell you what the problem was!!
>
> and how a $40 set of burrs would cure it -- totally.!
>
> Call again if you need help changing 'em out. And when you want the
> silvia
>
> Regards,
> Dave
> Saeco / Gaggia service SE
>
>
> jmd.daniel@gmail.com wrote:
> > I have been using a Gaggia Compact for almost 3 years. A few weeks
> > ago, the grinder jammed. I opened, cleaned, reassembled, and ran the
> > machine. VERY bad espresso, maximum time on a 1.5oz shot was 11
> > seconds while on the finest grind setting and maximum dosing.
> >
> > I have taken everything apart 5 times, cleaned everything, followed all
> > the advice of Whole Latte Love and Espresso Doctor. Still no luck.
> >
> > BTW - using my Rocky grinder and the bypass doser - I can make a great
> > shot.
> >
> > Today someone suggested that the burrs may have been damaged. I
> > inspected them and there appears some minor wear/nicks/abrassions.
> >
> > How sensitive are these burrs?
> >
> > How long do they last?
> > Thanks,John



 
Date: 30 Sep 2006 05:23:30
From: daveb
Subject: How long do burrs last? -- not long when jammed!!
J:
I think it was me you spoke to.

The burrs ARE bad. visually there is nothing to see.

What REALLY disturbs me is that the idiots at WLL and 'espresso doctor"
did not IMMEDIATELY tell you what the problem was!!

and how a $40 set of burrs would cure it -- totally.!

Call again if you need help changing 'em out. And when you want the
silvia

Regards,
Dave
Saeco / Gaggia service SE


jmd.daniel@gmail.com wrote:
> I have been using a Gaggia Compact for almost 3 years. A few weeks
> ago, the grinder jammed. I opened, cleaned, reassembled, and ran the
> machine. VERY bad espresso, maximum time on a 1.5oz shot was 11
> seconds while on the finest grind setting and maximum dosing.
>
> I have taken everything apart 5 times, cleaned everything, followed all
> the advice of Whole Latte Love and Espresso Doctor. Still no luck.
>
> BTW - using my Rocky grinder and the bypass doser - I can make a great
> shot.
>
> Today someone suggested that the burrs may have been damaged. I
> inspected them and there appears some minor wear/nicks/abrassions.
>
> How sensitive are these burrs?
>
> How long do they last?
> Thanks,John