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aljawo
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Location: Montreal
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Espresso: Rancilio Silvia
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Vac Pot: Bialetti Brikka
Posted Thu Dec 20, 2012, 8:19am
Subject: My Vario is sick
 

Hey CGs,
  after long months of no issues my Vario started to show 'end-of-year' exhaustion. I start grinding and even though the timer is still running down the burrs simply stop, then, after a couple of seconds, they start again grinding and just like that until the timer gets to zero.

I tried to search the CG forums for known similar issues but no luck.

I usually keep my burrs clean so I doubt it is a cleanness problem.. May be the motor ? Belt ? Gears ?

Any suggestion before I strip the grinder out in pieces ?

Thanks !
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yakster
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Posted Thu Dec 20, 2012, 9:44am
Subject: Re: My Vario is sick
 

I'd contact Baratza support, they're very helpful.

 
-Chris

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aljawo
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Joined: 18 Sep 2009
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Location: Montreal
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Espresso: Rancilio Silvia
Grinder: Baratza Virtuoso
Vac Pot: Bialetti Brikka
Posted Thu Dec 20, 2012, 9:49am
Subject: Re: My Vario is sick
 

Yes they are indeed. I sent them a message today, I'll see if I get contacted, if not I will call them.
Anyway, lots of useful info at CG  :)

Thanks yakster  !
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MJW
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Posted Thu Dec 20, 2012, 11:13am
Subject: Re: My Vario is sick
 

Baratza support will certainly help you.  If you want to get started on the problem now, there's also a troubleshooting area on Baratza's web site.

http://www.baratza.com/troubleshooting/

Your problem could be the safety switch that engages when the hopper in installed, you could try twisting the hopper clockwise a little tighter to see if that makes any difference.  Just a guess.
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