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gquain
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Posted Wed Jan 15, 2014, 7:23am
Subject: Help! - Breville 860xl Express Grinder replacement / calibration
 

I've ordered a replacement assembly for a failed grinder on my BE 860xl, only only to find after dissembling most of the unit : (  that the Breville replacement in about 1/4" taller. I've checked the seating, etc, and all is in order. Upon inspection, the top of the grinder, the black cup that captures the beans and holds the top burr, is the part that's slightly taller, the part # is correct, but I'm wondering if I got the part for the updated 870xl. The new one, in addition to being taller, has a gasket on the outside, instead of the inside.

Anyone run into this? I've returned the replacement grinder and my unit to my authorized repair shop to see if they can have a go, but thought I'd post here to see if anyone had an answer.

Also, wondering if there's a guide to 'zeroing' or calibrating the burr distance, as, in an effort to measure the affected part, I removed the large white (raise/lower)  gear from the cup, and have now inadvertently put it out of factory calibration. There are factory black ink marks on it, so I'm sure there's a way or rule of thumb, but.....well, wondering if anyone has any experience with that.

I will report back from my repair shop in any event.

Thanks in advance,

G
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Posted Thu Jan 16, 2014, 7:20am
Subject: Re: Help! - Breville 860xl Express Grinder replacement / calibration
 

If you read my posts, I am not a fan of that maker.
To zero the (any makers) grinder, while empty and running, slowly adjust the burrs closer until you hear them rub. This is the Zero position. Back them off just enough to not rub and mark that position as zero.
Anytime you replace burrs, you will have a different zero point, no two sets of burrs are exactly the same dimension wise.

 
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dwRK
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Posted Sun Jan 19, 2014, 12:43am
Subject: Re: Help! - Breville 860xl Express Grinder replacement / calibration
 

i have what i believed to be an 860 grinder part...i have taken it fully apart for cleaning, reassembled, and modded for better grind...

it is ok for most beans...but some beans it just can't grind it right...

i'd be surprised if your authorized repair shop can't fix it...but just in case...we can help :)
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