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Mikespresso
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Posted Thu Oct 31, 2013, 2:08am
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@Pdm

You seem to have a very good idea of the internal wiring of the machine. In my poor attempt to fix the machine, I have unfortunately dislodged the red wire inside ( which connects the press button on top to something below) as a result of which the motor has stopped working. Could you please tell me where exactly that wire should go. Your help us truly appreciated.
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PdM
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Posted Sat Nov 2, 2013, 8:26am
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Hi Mikespresso.
Sounds like you're not having fun!
But I am very sorry to say that I cannot remember where that wire goes, I haven't had my grinder open in quite a while.
I assume you have checked to see if you can find the place it fits - but have you checked on the PC board? Following that the unit works through a timer, I would think that the wire goes back to the PC board, and the PC board will have another circuit/wire that will activate a transistor or maybe even directly to the motor.

I will see if I can find a wiring diagram and let you know if I can.

Good luck, let me know what you find!
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smokey_pacman
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Posted Thu Nov 7, 2013, 12:54am
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nikil, thanks so much for this thread, I will be moding mine this weekend
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justanh
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Posted Wed Nov 13, 2013, 10:57am
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Hey PDM and those that have been able to shim this grinder,

I'm having a really hard time pulling that nut at the bottom of the grinder blade. How did you guys hold the blade tight enough to undo the nut? The note said it was right hand threaded which means that if I turned it counter clockwise, it should come off right?

Right now I have the gearbox fully detached from everything else including the motor, just can't get that undone.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks so much,

Justin
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PdM
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Posted Wed Nov 13, 2013, 11:56am
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Hi Justin,
No, you need to turn it clockwise to loosen it.
I used a set of adjustable plumbers pliers. It is a bit tricky, and depending on how tight the nut is you might need 2 people so you clamp the pliers and with the other hand keep them from jumping off of the tapered angle of the burr.
If you have disassembled or removed the gearbox, open it up and make sure that you have all the ball bearings in the right place beneath the drive plate, otherwise you will be stripping it again. I learnt the hard way, took about 3 strips &  assemble tries to figure out what was making that noise! Ball bearing fell out :-P
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justanh
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Posted Wed Nov 13, 2013, 1:47pm
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Amazing! Thanks so much. I'll get some help on this one and hopefully I have success.

Good call about the ball bearing. Are those in the gearbox or outside? I noticed one had fallen out but haven't yet found out where from.

J
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PdM
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Posted Thu Nov 14, 2013, 12:08am
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Inside the 'box, you' lol understand when you've opened it.
Good luck!
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