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Posted Thu Jan 20, 2005, 8:00am
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Mazzer makes a Major that is doserless.  Although I haven't found a picture large enough to be certain, it looks like the doserless version has a plate covering most of the cavity into which the doser fits and a spout connected to the chute through which the grinds are ejected.  I've sent Mazzer an email from their site asking them about getting the parts, but am not planning to hold my breath for the reply.  Has anyone done this conversion?

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Posted Fri Feb 4, 2005, 12:08pm
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I sent an email to espressoparts.com asking if they could get the parts.  They said that the parts alone are $180 and that they don't order them anymore.  The only mod I've made that seems to make any difference in ease of use is putting tape on the bottom of the doser paddles.  Putting a tube/cup in the center of the doser to keep the grounds on the sides involves as much hassle as just brushing the grounds away from the center.  Holding something under the chute (baby cup) leads to my getting grounds on my shirt as well as in the cup.  I hope someday to find a nice funnel but so far no luck.

But what a machine.  I grind a (generous) shot at a time and it takes about 3 seconds.  The chute is very easy to brush out and is quite short.  Unless I see one of those monster conical grinders on ebay again, I doubt I'll have to worry about grinder upgrade fever again.

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Posted Fri Feb 4, 2005, 1:23pm
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StJones Said:

Putting a tube/cup in the center of the doser to keep the grounds on the sides involves as much hassle as just brushing the grounds away from the center

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I did the tape mod and have a clear plastic cup, inverted, that is notched at the bottom,(the cup rim),to fit over the dosing vanes.  You can't even see the cup in the doser and there is no hassle in use.  Grind and dose, no hassle and doser stays clean.
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Posted Wed Jun 1, 2005, 11:54am
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Does anyone have pictures of the proper way to install the "tape mod" in a Mazzer?
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