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des16
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Posted Wed Jan 9, 2013, 7:28pm
Subject: Vario-W
 

Just received my new Vario-W and it will not grind. I have struggled to make sure the bean hopper is in place and the notches aligned. It really took a lot of force to twist it into place. I've unlatched and latched it several time. But, when I hit the start button it simply does not grind. Very upsetting. Has anyone else experienced this problem?
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Posted Wed Jan 9, 2013, 8:06pm
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My first suggestion is to contact Baratza support, via e-mail or phone.  There could be several reasons, and I'm sure they'd know all of them.  Baratza's out-of-box problems are common, but they are very good at helping to fix them or supply replacements for broken ones.

 
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Posted Wed Jan 9, 2013, 8:27pm
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agreed...given the time of night, if you're still up, you might want to check out the support pages of their website, as this could be a common issue that is easily remedied.

 
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Posted Thu Jan 10, 2013, 2:32pm
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Dumb question but did you Tare the grinds bin and then set a weight value before hitting start?

Yes, the first dozen or so times with a new machine the hopper needs some force to get it to click, it hels to leave the top on to get a  firm good grip on the hopper.
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