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DBandas
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Joined: 12 May 2013
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Location: Austin, TX
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Espresso: Expobar Brewtus IV
Grinder: Baratza Vario
Posted Sat Jun 22, 2013, 5:10am
Subject: Uh-oh.....lower burr assembly
 

Sorry for double-posting, but I posted this in an uninteded spot and now cannot seem to delete.

I've had my Vario for six weeks.  I decided to do a more thorough cleaning than just Grindz this morning.  I removed the top burr, cleaned it.  I started cleaning the bottom burr with a combination of a brush and my dissection needle.  To get rid of the resulting coffee debris, I turned the grinder upside down and tapped it on a towel I had on the counter.

The entire bottom gear assembly fell out of the grinder.  I can see down into the hole and the socket where this assembly should sit is just a little off-center.  It can be pulled into center easily, but of course not while I'm trying to lower the assembly back in.

I now read that to clean the lower burrs, you just remove the 3 screws, but that seemed complicated.  I'm way past complicated now!  :-)

Have I really screwed up here?  I'm wondering if this is something I can remedy, or if I should just call it a day and send it in for repairs....

Thanks,
David

UPDATE:  Took off the case and nudged the gear over with a screwdriver.  Shaft popped back into place.  My grinder is CLEAN and I can RELAXXXXX!
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