Posted Mon Oct 28, 2013, 4:06am Subject: Re: Macap MX not grinding
OK so I think I may have actually figured out the problem here. This morning I attempted to grind with a full hopper to see if weighing the beans down would help. Nope.. Then I removed the hopper and tamped the beans into the burrs.. Still nothing. I was ready to give up and ditch the grinder all together and go back to using the Skerton. As I cleaned out the remaining coffee I dialed back the collar about a full number and purged out the last of the coffee. As I went to dump the grounds into the garbage I noticed it was fine enough to pinch with my fingers. That's when it hit me..
The stepped Macap MXP's adjustment pin sits vertical pushing up on the collar. Since this was removed during the mod the mm or two of space caused by that pin isn't there anymore. So when I dialed in the same spot as when the grinder was stepped the burrs were actually too close together. So I went back, dialed to 0 and to maybe 1/8 of a full turn. I was able to grind no problem. :) Due to lack of time I overdosed and tried to pull a shot. Got a beautiful shot like in my avatar. :) Now to see if I can single dose again.
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