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artlogic
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Posted Fri Sep 7, 2012, 10:57pm
Subject: Capresso Infinity 560 Problem
 

Today I received a Capresso 560.01 Infinity Burr Grinder as a gift.  I'd been looking to upgrade to a burr grinder for awhile and was excited to try it out.  I had some older beans lying around that I had purchased 2-3 weeks ago but hadn't used (definitely a bit stale).  Because I generally brew with a moka pot, I decided to test my first grind at nearly the most course setting.  After grinding, I was surprised how finely the coffee was ground - almost like a gritty powder.  I did a few more test grinds and compared finest to most course.  There was very little difference, with extra fine being slightly less gritty.

I ended up using a "course" grind in my moka pot, and it was definitely too fine, with lots of coffee slipping through the metal filters.  No matter what I do, I cant seem to get anything like a course grind out of this machine.

Am I doing something wrong?  Does it appear that I've got a defective machine, or is there something I don't understand about this grinder?

Thanks for you help!
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FrankyD
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Posted Sat Sep 8, 2012, 1:08am
Subject: Re: Capresso Infinity 560 Problem
 

Sounds like you might need to get it calibrated.

There might be DIYs online that you can check out. If it's new, you can probably send it back for replacement (if you have the receipt).
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FrankyD
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Posted Sat Sep 8, 2012, 1:09am
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edit: double post.
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Bob_M
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Posted Sun Sep 9, 2012, 6:50am
Subject: Re: Capresso Infinity 560 Problem
 

Hi. I had on of those years ago and I have a faint memory that I had the same problem and discovered that I had somehow malaligned the hopper. It's easy enough to take it off and back on again. There's a slot or mark that serves as a guide and I think users manual shows it.
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artlogic
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Posted Sun Sep 9, 2012, 8:27am
Subject: Re: Capresso Infinity 560 Problem
 

FrankyD - I've looked at some diagrams and photos online and I don't believe there's much that can be done calibration wise - especially if your machine grinds too fine.  From what I can see, grinding too course would be easier to deal with - certainly less of an issue for me as I'm using a moka pot.  It's my guess that the lower burr is too high, but because it's new I'm hesitant to start tearing it apart.

Bob_M - I've been through the user manual a couple of times and I'm pretty sure at this point that I'm using the machine correctly.  The hopper goes on smoothly.  I don't have the upper burr in upside down.  I can run the machine through all it's settings.  There's even a slight difference in the finest setting and the most course setting (the most course setting has a bit more "grit" in the powder).

I think I'm going to return it at this point.  I had just planned to get a replacement, but does anyone have any other suggestions for a moka pot user in relatively the same price range?

Thanks for all the help!
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