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Date: 30 Jan 2007 07:53:09
From: brett
Subject: Why does Rancilio Rocky get stuck?
Every few days I have a problem where the Rocky stops grinding.
Usually some shaking or stirring of coffee in the hopper gets things
going again. However, sometimes that doesn't work. I can hear the
motor spinning but nothing is being ground. I just cleaned the Rocky
with Grindz and about four days later, it got stuck again. Stirring
coffee in the hopper, poking, shaking, rocking...nothing seems to
shake it loose. Finally after so much of this coffee starts getting
ground again. I usually have it set on 12. Are there any ways to get
it unstuck or keep it from getting stuck this way?

I only use espresso beans, which are always oily.

Thanks,
Brett





 
Date: 30 Jan 2007 08:46:57
From: ramboorider@gmail.com
Subject: Re: Why does Rancilio Rocky get stuck?
Have you taken off the finger guard yet? If not, that'll help a lot.
It doesn't eliminate the problem completely, but I'd say it happens
about 1/10th as often without the finger guard as it did with it and
it's a lot easier to get it grinding again on the rare occasion it
does happen.

It's easy to remove - just take out the three screws holding it in
place, remove, and replace the screws. If you move the hopper or upper
burr at all, you may have to re-zero the grinder, but if you're
careful this shouldn't be an issue.

-Ray

On Jan 30, 10:53 am, "brett" <acco...@cygen.com > wrote:
> Every few days I have a problem where the Rocky stops grinding.
> Usually some shaking or stirring of coffee in the hopper gets things
> going again. However, sometimes that doesn't work. I can hear the
> motor spinning but nothing is being ground. I just cleaned the Rocky
> with Grindz and about four days later, it got stuck again. Stirring
> coffee in the hopper, poking, shaking, rocking...nothing seems to
> shake it loose. Finally after so much of this coffee starts getting
> ground again. I usually have it set on 12. Are there any ways to get
> it unstuck or keep it from getting stuck this way?
>
> I only use espresso beans, which are always oily.
>
> Thanks,
> Brett



 
Date: 30 Jan 2007 11:14:28
From: Craig Andrews
Subject: Re: Why does Rancilio Rocky get stuck?

"brett" <account@cygen.com > wrote in message
news:1170172389.725146.259620@m58g2000cwm.googlegroups.com...
> Every few days I have a problem where the Rocky stops grinding.
> Usually some shaking or stirring of coffee in the hopper gets things
> going again. However, sometimes that doesn't work. I can hear the
> motor spinning but nothing is being ground. I just cleaned the Rocky
> with Grindz and about four days later, it got stuck again. Stirring
> coffee in the hopper, poking, shaking, rocking...nothing seems to
> shake it loose. Finally after so much of this coffee starts getting
> ground again. I usually have it set on 12. Are there any ways to get
> it unstuck or keep it from getting stuck this way?
>
> I only use espresso beans, which are always oily.
>
> Thanks,
> Brett
>

That's why they hang up, very oily beans! Use a pastry brush or the like
to get them going again. It's the design of the throat of the upper bean
carrier in there, with 3 flat circular cutout areas were the upper burr
is exposed that the beans sit & hang up on.
Craig.