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emil3m
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Posted Fri Jul 5, 2013, 6:41am
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CraigA Said:

From what I've seen, even factory new units are assembled dry with no lubricant. That doesn't make any sense to me as the bottom burr carrier housings bushing is plain brass & not an oil impregnated 'oilite' bushing or similar.

No, you don't want that happening as coffee grinds & residue could then fall into places it shouldn't be. Just hold down the lower burr with a finger when vacuuming out then. {;-)

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That is strange. I would hope that I've received a brand-new unit. There was certainly black oil on that "rod" (not sure my terminology is correct). Can I assume it is ok not to add anymore in the future?

Can you suggest a good way to clean the lower burr? (toothbrush doesn't really cut it). It had quite a bit of dried coffee on it (once it was out)

You say coffee particles going places they shouldn't, you men inside where that "rod" sits?

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Posted Fri Jul 5, 2013, 7:44am
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emil3m Said:

That is strange. I would hope that I've received a brand-new unit. There was certainly black oil on that "rod" (not sure my terminology is correct).

Posted July 5, 2013 link

Well, it's been quite a while since I've looked at a new grinder DOA out of the box., so my recollection could be hazy or suspect.

Can I assume it is ok not to add anymore in the future?

That would be up to you to decide.

Can you suggest a good way to clean the lower burr? (toothbrush doesn't really cut it). It had quite a bit of dried coffee on it (once it was out)

I've always been able to clean mine with only a delegated stiff toothbrush for the purpose. I then clean off the burrs & associated lower burr carrier with 100% rubbing alcohol. A hot water soak with some laundry detergent would work also.

You say coffee particles going places they shouldn't, you men inside where that "rod" sits?

Yes, the big white plastic driven gear, brass bushings, etc.

 
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Posted Sun Jul 7, 2013, 8:36am
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It looks like the  setting on my Vario is too fine. It is set at 4W for espresso. Aparently this shoul be in a range betwee 1 & 2 for Macro, correct?
Do I have to calibrate it?. I only make espresso coffees.
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Posted Sun Jul 7, 2013, 10:01am
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Calibration will vary from grinder to grinder. If someone has a need to calibrate then there is a recommended way to go about it that will put them in a close range to what is considered "good".

If you're happy with the results you're getting then there is no need to worry about it. "If it's not broke don't fix it" as they say. Your grind is not going to change by changing the calibration, it only changes where that spot is on your settings.
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Posted Sun Jul 7, 2013, 12:22pm
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Ron, You are correct. But I already did it...
It is set now @ 1T, however; it takes 22 sec for the first drop with my Cuadra .... Probably it takes too long?
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Posted Sun Jul 7, 2013, 12:40pm
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lilia Said:

Ron, You are correct. But I already did it...
It is set now @ 1T, however; it takes 22 sec for the first drop with my Cuadra .... Probably it takes too long?
Thanks

Posted July 7, 2013 link

You definitely need to adjust a bit courser. You should try to adjust for 2 oz in 25-30 sec.
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Posted Sun Jul 7, 2013, 1:41pm
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I'll set it up @ 2A to see what hapen Thanks a lot.
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Posted Sun Jul 7, 2013, 8:14pm
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I just wanted to clear up any misinformation about the bushings in the Vario. All of the bushings (two to align the shaft and one for the bottom-end of the shaft to ride on) are oil impregnated and do not need any supplemental oil for the life of the grinder. Everything else Craig said is spot on.
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Posted Sun Jul 7, 2013, 8:19pm
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CoffeeRon Said:

Calibration will vary from grinder to grinder. If someone has a need to calibrate then there is a recommended way to go about it that will put them in a close range to what is considered "good".

If you're happy with the results you're getting then there is no need to worry about it. "If it's not broke don't fix it" as they say. Your grind is not going to change by changing the calibration, it only changes where that spot is on your settings.

Posted July 7, 2013 link

Much appreciated information!

With that said, would you still say that I should not lift the bottom burr for a decent cleaning?

 
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Posted Sun Jul 7, 2013, 8:52pm
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emil3m Said:

Much appreciated information!

With that said, would you still say that I should not lift the bottom burr for a decent cleaning?

Posted July 7, 2013 link

To that I would defer to Craigs response above as he knows far more about the Vario than myself. He mentions soaking them as an option so I would guess once you've cleaned any grounds out that could fall into the inner workings then it's ok to remove the burr for cleaning. Seems a better answer would be to clean them often enough that they will come clean more easily without removing them. You would definitely get a better more consistent grind that way. The frequency would depend in part on how dark a roast you use.
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