kevinatorcbc Senior Member Joined: 29 Jun 2008 Posts: 1 Location: Estes Park, CO Expertise: I love coffee
Posted Sun Jun 29, 2008, 2:20pm Subject: La Pavoni Zip Espresso Grinder - Cannot Adjust Grind
I recently purchased a used La Pavoni Zip grinder. When I go to adjust the grind I cannot turn the ring. I push down the lock and apply as much torque as I or anyone I know can and the thing doesn't budge. Any ideas on trying anything other than finding a way to torque it more?
senorswiss Senior Member Joined: 10 Feb 2008 Posts: 212 Location: Indiana Expertise: I live coffee
Espresso: DuettoII Grinder: Mazzer Major, Maestro Plus Vac Pot: Moka Pot Drip: French Press, Aero Press Roaster: Modified HG/BM
Posted Sun Jun 29, 2008, 2:51pm Subject: Re: La Pavoni Zip Espresso Grinder - Cannot Adjust Grind
Welcome to CG. I have an OEM version of the zip (EB), so I think it's probably the same as yours. I cant imagine how it would have gotten stuck so hard. You are turning it counterclockwise when looking down on it, correct?
If you want to apply more torque, you might try using an oil filter wrench (I think that's what they are for). They have a rubber strap that goes around the object you want to turn and then locks into the other side of the handle. Or you might try mimicking that with a towel before you buy one of those.
You could also try to use some penetrating oil on the threads.
mhoy Senior Member Joined: 4 Feb 2008 Posts: 183 Location: Sunnyvale, CA Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: Elektra T1 Grinder: Baratza Vario Roaster: HotTop KN-8828D
Posted Mon Jun 30, 2008, 10:43am Subject: Re: La Pavoni Zip Espresso Grinder - Cannot Adjust Grind
I got a used La Cimbali Cadet and the torque required to move the upper burr was incredible. The amount of crud inside the burrs and the coffee oils in there was unbelievable. A friend at work has a 10 year old Gaggia MDF that also has stuck burrs. Proof they need to be cleaned, but getting them apart is not a simple task.
itsallaroundyou Senior Member Joined: 3 Sep 2008 Posts: 269 Location: Santa Barbara, CA Expertise: I like coffee
Espresso: faema family Grinder: Mazzer Mini, La Cimbali... Vac Pot: Cory Automatic Brewer Roaster: hottop b
Posted Fri Sep 19, 2008, 10:56am Subject: Re: La Pavoni Zip Espresso Grinder - Cannot Adjust Grind
Ok, so hopefully no one minds me hijacking this thread, but it mentions both the grinders I want to ask about--The La Cimbali Cadet and the La Pavoni Zip
So, my question is this: Which one is the better grinder? I'm mainly concerned with the number of grind settings and consistency of the grind. I already own the Cadet, but I might be able to get the La Pavoni in the pic for an incredible price (and i'm not one to pass up a deal :)
stefano65 Senior Member Joined: 30 Oct 2004 Posts: 1,337 Location: Eugene OR Expertise: Professional
Espresso: Vibiemme,Elektra, Grinder: Vario,Macap, Vac Pot: not Drip: not Roaster: not
Posted Fri Sep 19, 2008, 5:03pm Subject: Re: La Pavoni Zip Espresso Grinder - Cannot Adjust Grind
The zip is made by obel bregant the cimbali one I don't know who's the producer ( i know that anfim makes some of their ) but cimbali will not but their name on crappy equipment so I will consider you in both case in good hands
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