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espressonew
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Posted Sat Mar 29, 2014, 2:33pm
Subject: Help!  New Baratza Vario too coarse.
 

I just received a brand new Baratza Vario.  The grind is too coarse even though I set both knobs to the top,  1A.  The ground coffee is as big as rice.   I try to calibrate but it doesn't seem to help.  Please advise.  Thanks
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Posted Sat Mar 29, 2014, 5:03pm
Subject: Re: Help!  New Baratza Vario too coarse.
 

First - take your hopper off and check that your top burr is pushed down and locked in ALL the way. Second: Call baratza for help! My bet is that your adjustment arms are somehow not actually adjusting the burrs, and I've heard of this happening before (on a new machine).
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Posted Sun Mar 30, 2014, 5:04pm
Subject: Re: Help!  New Baratza Vario too coarse.
 

SproBro Said:

First - take your hopper off and check that your top burr is pushed down and locked in ALL the way. Second: Call baratza for help! My bet is that your adjustment arms are somehow not actually adjusting the burrs, and I've heard of this happening before (on a new machine).

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The reason I buy Baratza is 50% because I love the product, and 50% because they have the best customer service I've ever experienced.  They'll make it right.
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Posted Mon Mar 31, 2014, 5:08am
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Whitcoatsyndrom Said:

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The reason I buy Baratza is 50% because I love the product, and 50% because they have the best customer service I've ever experienced.  They'll make it right.

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My first hand experience with Baratza.  They WILL go the extra mile, no matter what it takes.
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Posted Mon Mar 31, 2014, 10:26am
Subject: Re: Help!  New Baratza Vario too coarse.
 

take everything out of the hopper and run the grinder to the largets settings, no beans, the adjust to 1 and L. run some beans, if you need finer always adjust with the burrs running
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