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Burner0000
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Posted Tue Apr 16, 2013, 8:27am
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Yup.. If converted to stepless which wouldn't be hard there would be more room for espresso setting.  This machine will eventually be put into a commercial setting but not for long. Just until a doserless conical grinder takes it's place.  For now it's my home machine.  Bottom line it makes great espresso.
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Posted Tue Apr 16, 2013, 11:09am
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I think all earlier mx are stepped, and in later versions they added stepless as an option.
Thx for the pix burna.
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Burner0000
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Posted Wed Apr 17, 2013, 12:56pm
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NP.  I don't mind the steps.  It makes it fast and easy to switch to drip or press.
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Posted Tue May 21, 2013, 4:34pm
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Came across this thread on a search. Trying to dial in my MX as well. One step/click back from zero on new burrs and still way too coarse. Get to zero by running the motor, turning left until I get the high pitched clicking, then turn right one click.  Suggestions? Any help is appreciated!
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Posted Wed May 22, 2013, 10:21am
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One click away from the zero point (the point where you have the burr touching) would choke my machine. Hard to tell without being at home, but I am pretty sure I usually work about 8 clicks away from the zero point. This is using a standard dose (around 15gr), with fresh coffee.

One thing that could be happening is that your burrs are not well leveled now that you have changed them. If one of the burr is not fully leveled (this could happen if some coffee was left between the burr and the burr carrier), the 2 burrs will not be completely parallel. It would result in an uneven grind, and a zero point not being a real zero point, since only part of the burrs are touching, leaving a gap on the other side.

Hope this help!

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Posted Wed May 22, 2013, 1:00pm
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MatP Said:

One click away from the zero point (the point where you have the burr touching) would choke my machine. Hard to tell without being at home, but I am pretty sure I usually work about 8 clicks away from the zero point. This is using a standard dose (around 15gr), with fresh coffee.

One thing that could be happening is that your burrs are not well leveled now that you have changed them. If one of the burr is not fully leveled (this could happen if some coffee was left between the burr and the burr carrier), the 2 burrs will not be completely parallel. It would result in an uneven grind, and a zero point not being a real zero point, since only part of the burrs are touching, leaving a gap on the other side.

Hope this help!

MatP

Posted May 22, 2013 link

It works fine now.  :)  I think I just had to get them in the right place.  I think it's on notch 8 or 9 from 0 right now and If I tamp hard I choke the machine.  I am pulling beautiful bottomless shots now.  Thx everyone for your help!
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