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Posted Thu Aug 26, 2010, 2:55pm
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Carlos, above please. Do you have an Instant Messenger client, like MSN/Windows Live Messenger? We can communicate that way.

I'm in the process right now of dis-assembling a Vario to show you close up pics of what I'm talking about..

 
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Posted Thu Aug 26, 2010, 3:38pm
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Hi. Thank you Craig. I have just sent you an email to CraigAndrews907@xxxxxx.xxx with my MSN.
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Posted Thu Aug 26, 2010, 3:48pm
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No problem, I'm here to help you! I didn't get your email as it's @msn.com

 
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Posted Thu Aug 26, 2010, 3:53pm
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CraigA Said:

No problem, I'm here to help you! I didn't get your email as it's @msn.com

Posted August 26, 2010 link

OK, I have re-sent it. Thanks.
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Posted Fri Aug 27, 2010, 3:48am
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SOLVED!.

Craig, I am very grateful for your help. Finally I have adjusted it as you told me, using the 2.5 screw. After that the macro lever could go up and down without problems but it didn't grind as fine as I want so once that was solved I adjusted the grind grade by using the 2 mm screw (the only one I have had to use). Now my Vario goes PERFECT, WOW!. What a piece of machinery!.

Thanks again Craig, if you need something you know how to reach me!.
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Posted Fri Aug 27, 2010, 5:34am
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Cryptos Said:

SOLVED!.

Craig, I am very grateful for your help. Finally I have adjusted it as you told me, using the 2.5 screw. After that the macro lever could go up and down without problems but it didn't grind as fine as I want so once that was solved I adjusted the grind grade by using the 2 mm screw (the only one I have had to use). Now my Vario goes PERFECT, WOW!. What a piece of machinery!.

Thanks again Craig, if you need something you know how to reach me!.

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You're very welcome Carlos!
I knew it would make sense after a good nights sleep & looking at it fresh. {:-D
I know (after you told me ;) ) that it was 1:00am or later when we started chatting & at that time for you & being very tired, it was & can seem confusing what I was describing to do. As I mentioned to you Carlos, I was doing the same thing too 6 months ago at 1:00am in the morning! & being beat after a long day, I thought I knew what I was doing., but what I had read about the procedure hadn't really sunk in.

DO NOT adjust the 2.5mm rubber grommet screw at all guys! Well, only as a last resort if for some remote reason that the screw loosened & the grinder is out of calibration. I'm going to post my Instant Messenger words/procedure in the interest of it helping other CG's as I've just had an email from another Coffeegeek member. (SpeedStar) Devin, I only posted the one pic..


P.S.Too busy to do it, but I will later on..

P.P.S. Please see this post by cbear9494 & the link there: "Re: trouble -- vario and new silvia NOT getting along..." , but here's his link for re-calibrating the Vario: Click Here (www.home-barista.com)

 
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Posted Fri Aug 27, 2010, 5:51am
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Thanks for the help Craig, I will look forward to it!
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Posted Fri Aug 27, 2010, 6:02am
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Anytime guys! {;-)

 
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Posted Fri Aug 27, 2010, 8:27am
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Bob_McBob Said:

I just pulled a few shots in a row, and my Vario was behaving very oddly.  I actually recalibrated it yesterday, and ran Grindz through, and it was making beautiful shots after I dialed it in for a 16g dose in 13.5s.  Today, I ground my usual 3.0s purge, then pulled four shots.  The resulting doses were 15.7, 16.2, 16.7, and 17.1g.  Not only was the dose increasing noticeably every shot, but they seemed to pull faster and faster, with more channeling.  The hopper is still half full, so I wouldn't expect this kind of inconsistency.

A couple of users on HB reported the same sort of behaviour just a few days ago in this thread, and now I feel bad for basically blowing them off.  What's going on?

Posted August 24, 2010 link

Did you get any resolution to your problem yet?
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Posted Fri Aug 27, 2010, 9:16am
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CraigA Said:

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DO NOT adjust the 2.5mm rubber grommet screw at all guys! Well, only as a last resort if for some remote reason that the screw loosened & the grinder is out of calibration. I'm going to post my Instant Messenger words/procedure in the interest of it helping other CG's as I've just had an email from another Coffeegeek member. (SpeedStar) Devin, I only posted the one pic..

Posted August 27, 2010 link

Craigo, I was going to post exactly the same as yours a few days ago, but Comcast (the evil empire masquerading as an internet provider) interceded. LOL

Way to go, staying on top of this.

 
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