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Biggles
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Posted Thu Oct 15, 2009, 12:12pm
Subject: Re: Mini Mazzer Doserless Conversion?
 

Yes I ordered from espressoparts. I had the parts delivered to a hotel in LAX. The total including delivery was $232.84 USD. I thought that was expensive however I now have the grinder I want for a lot less money than selling this one and buying a new one. I'm surprised at how much these have gone up in price over the last 18 months.

Keepitsimple: Thanks for the info. There is no guidance that I could find on how to put it together. I think I might be stuck with the static screen where it is as it has to be secured by the gasket. The slight spray is just from how it falls from the funnel. Nothing like the spray from the doser.
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Posted Thu Oct 15, 2009, 12:33pm
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You might try peeling the gasket off so that you can re-position the screen.  I think I saw someone on here that put the screen outside of the gasket and sandwiched it between the funnel and gasket to trial with and without the screen.
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Biggles
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Posted Tue Aug 21, 2012, 10:23pm
Subject: Re: Mini Mazzer Doserless Conversion?
 

It took a long time. Thanks for the tips.
I finally ordered another gasket and anti static screen. I've put the static screen in with the mesh squares in the bottom left as suggested and it now works very well. Virtually no spray now. It seems weird that that would make such a difference but it does.
I did try it for a while with no static screen while I was waiting for my parts and it was a lot worse. IT DEFINITELY NEEDS THE ANTI STATIC SCREEN.
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Posted Fri Sep 14, 2012, 10:53pm
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I know this is a long time since you posted but
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xhCrSY 7j7P3Kmx6VqAlZjw2haPFeyenxqaTgEVQ4P-U/edit

have all the parts
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Biggles
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Posted Fri Sep 14, 2012, 11:04pm
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Buster005, I can't open that link can you check it? I've been buying from espresso parts who have good availability. It would be good to compare prices and postage costs.
http://www.espressoparts.com/
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Posted Thu Feb 7, 2013, 9:43pm
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Excellent thread, 1stline are out of chutes, so i bit the bullet and got these parts from espressoparts:

Qty Item Options Price
1 Mazzer Mini Backing Plate for Electronic Version
Item # MAZ_206M (9483) $24.95 USD
1 Mazzer Mini Anti-Static Doser Screen - With Gasket
Item # MAZ_236 (2931) $18.98 USD
1 Mazzer Electric Grinder Doser Chute Replacement
Item # MAZ_235 (2932) $177.00 USD
2 Mazzer Backing Plate Washer
Item # MAZ_0480 (9828) $0.70 USD
2 Mazzer Backing Plate Screw
Item # MAZ_0485 (9830) $1.64 USD
1      Mazzer Mini E Portafilter Support Fork
Item # MAZ_8M                       $57.24 USD

I assume the curvature of the doser plastic fingerguard will fit the metal chute.

While at it I got a square plastic grounds tray, the metal one while pretty is
impractical as it will look dirty quickly.

Point taken about the bottom left antistatic mesh location, looking at the residue
on the exit window it is obvious that the grinds exit at that corner, cheap bxxxxxxs
want to save even on a tiny opening:)

bobpaule: mesh.jpg
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Posted Fri Feb 8, 2013, 9:32am
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An afterthought: Will the PF fork allow the PF in all the way to center under the new chute? Likely not, any ideas?
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Biggles
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Posted Fri Feb 8, 2013, 2:03pm
Subject: Re: Mini Mazzer Doserless Conversion?
 

I assume the PF fork is the group head holder. I had to remove it from my machine as the group head  doesn't fit under the new chute with the fork in place.
It is not a problem I just hold the group in place under the chute. If you go back to the photos I posted you can see what it looks like.
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Biggles
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Posted Fri Feb 8, 2013, 2:11pm
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Here it is again finished without the group head holder? I've  been very happy with the stainless steel drip tray. Just needs a wipe occasionally.

Biggles: image.jpg
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Posted Fri Feb 8, 2013, 4:33pm
Subject: Re: Mini Mazzer Doserless Conversion?
 

The steel tray creates a balance to the chute, looks good.

Here is the fork from espressoparts, this upgrade is getting
friggin 'spensive, but me loves lil Mazzie too moocho:)

http://www.espressoparts.com/MAZ_8M

Looks deep, but a bit odd to have to insert the PF from left
but then it dawned on me that it will also hold the PF  without
hand support, :

bobpaule: MAZ_8M.jpg
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