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desmo
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Posted Sat Jun 4, 2005, 9:59am
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desmo Said:

Anyone know how to get the doser itself off?  I removed the 2 screws in the back, but something's still holding it on.

Thanks in advance!

- Mark

Posted June 4, 2005 link

Um, OK.  5 minutes later - you just push a bit harder and it'll pop right off...
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Posted Mon Aug 1, 2005, 10:59am
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Ok - I have a semi related question and a very related question.

I read people have to tug like heck to get the lower vane off. Any tools recommended? Any sugguestions?

Second - My doser is screwed up. The vanes move, but then do not catch and move back. I am guessing I have a  screwed up gear, or spring, or something inside, but no clue how to get to it or what I need. I sent a request to WLL who will happily sell the part and give me instructions - but a second opinion is always helpfull.
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Posted Mon Aug 1, 2005, 11:13am
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Hi Jason, I used what I had available., nylon reinforced strapping from a shipping department. I made a sling, slipped it under the bottom of Rocky's lower dosing vane & it popped right off. {;-)

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Posted Mon Aug 1, 2005, 11:24am
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Like this. {;-)

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Posted Fri Aug 19, 2005, 8:04am
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jmoras Said:

Ok - I have a semi related question and a very related question.

I read people have to tug like heck to get the lower vane off. Any tools recommended? Any sugguestions?

Second - My doser is screwed up. The vanes move, but then do not catch and move back. I am guessing I have a  screwed up gear, or spring, or something inside, but no clue how to get to it or what I need. I sent a request to WLL who will happily sell the part and give me instructions - but a second opinion is always helpfull.

Posted August 1, 2005 link

for anyone reading this later, there is a bendy metal clip on the underside of the doser that flicks the lever back.  if it's old or broken then it won't reset the lever.  1stline (site sponsor) sells a patch kit for less $5 (?) but they have a $15 minimum order i think.  

for reference there are 3 different 'springs' on the bottom, two of them are actually wound springs and the third is just a metal clip that is springy...
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Posted Mon Aug 22, 2005, 4:26am
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From 1st line

You need a Rocky Maint kit. It is $11.95 plus ship. We do have a $20 minimum
order if you never purchased from us, and this parts order would need to be
faxed to 732.203.9125 as our call center doea not handle parts. Please
understand that at the price of these parts, we can not offer free technical
support. If you can not repair the machine yourself, we suggest you send it in
for service.

So - I am pretty mechanical and tech savy. I have no problem stripping down a server, putting it back together, and I use almost every part ( :-) )

No - really - I am - but I am not even certain the procedure on this one, or any obvious way to take this portion apart. I am CERTAIN others here have, and with the sense of community here - if someone has advise, or even better - posts the procedure - it would be great! Other wise I am sure I can muddle through - but I thought I would ask first!

Thanks!

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Posted Fri Nov 18, 2005, 10:28am
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Top tip Craig thanks, the two vanes were tightly fitted together on my Rocky but your strapping sling idea worked, I had to replace the return spring on the doser my 10 cent part ;-) Cleaning Rocky has made a big difference this time, I'll do it more often now.
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Posted Fri Nov 18, 2005, 10:38am
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Hi Russ, Welcome to the Coffeegeek forums! {:-D
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Posted Fri Dec 2, 2005, 5:27pm
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I know this is an old document, but after almost a year of Rocky ownership and no cleaning (due to fear of breaking it), I had to clean him out.  In the end, it wasn't so painful after all due to this article.

As a suggestion, you might want to mention that you have to remove the top burr from the bottom by spinning/unscrewing it.  I am a mechanical idiot and it took me a while to figure this out. :)

Thanks!

PS: I had no idea so much coffee (and even a bean or two!) was caught between the burrs and especially in the chute.  Yikes.
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Posted Sat Apr 1, 2006, 7:47am
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I have a doserless Rocky, is there a cleaning method for that model?

 
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