Posted Tue Dec 24, 2013, 7:45am Subject: Help ! With a Compak K6
Hi Everyone! Merry Christmas !
I pick up a second hand K6 older model for next to nothing but it needs work and some parts are missing. A little project for me. If nothing else I will understand the internals of grinders better by the end of it.
I throughly cleaned most of it yesterday and I have 2 questions I need help with now.
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Posted Tue Dec 24, 2013, 8:04am Subject: Re: Help ! With a Compak K6
Actually, that is a pretty common issue with used commercial grinders. I have had several that were 100% frozen. I use Goo Gone, it is a Citrus based cleaning product, it is thin and gets into tight places easily. The mess will get worse before it gets better though :D As far as I know it is NOT listed as a food safe product but I have used it many times on grinders, yes grinders that I use myself and I feel it is safe esp when cleaned up after use with soap and water. If you have any doubt, do not use the product. Need any more help, just ask :D http://googone.com/GG-Browse-Products/Goo-Gone-3oz
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Posted Thu Dec 26, 2013, 9:37am Subject: Re: Help ! With a Compak K6
Success on fixing the seized part and getting access to the burrs. All cleaned up and back together. The burrs look fine to me but to be honest I don't know what burrs look like that need to be replaced. Grind is consistent.
I have a new problem now though.
Machine won't grind really fine. As I move the setting towards what should work for espresso the machine gets much louder and even in that area grind is too coarse.
Burrs need replacing? I put something back in wrong ?
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