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nymug
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Posted Sun Feb 5, 2006, 6:44am
Subject: capresso infinity burr grinder: warning and plea
 

OK, it was a moment of screaming distraction and rank idiocy, but after cleaning the grinding chamber I popped the upper burr back in -- upside down.  AND IT WON'T COME OUT. It fits snugly and seems to be locked or caught somehow.

So: warning.  DO NOT DO THAT.

And plea: can anyone suggest how to get it out?  Anyone ever done this before?
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Posted Sun Feb 5, 2006, 7:06am
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I don't know anything about our grinder so this is long shot. Try a strong magnet or super glue a stick to it.
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Posted Sun Feb 5, 2006, 7:34am
Subject: Re: capresso infinity burr grinder: warning and plea
 

EDITED: Don't force it.  Follow directions given by zeromike below.

Although the burr is not intended to be put in upside down I believe it's an easy enough mistake to make that this should be considered a design flaw.  I think they could easily make this so that the burr doesn't lock in like that if accidentally placed on it upside down.

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Posted Sun Feb 5, 2006, 7:57am
Subject: Re: capresso infinity burr grinder: warning and plea
 

the same thing happened to me. to get it out is a bit tricky and tedious, but it can be done. the thing wrong when this happens is that the three plastic extensions on the upper burr are caught under the surronding plastic housing. the goal is to realign the extensions with the openings.

the way i got it out was to put the plastic bin on top of the machine (where it usually goes), twisting the plastic extensions toward the openings. the bin won't fit where it normally does but where ever it lets you push down and turn, do it there. it is a slow process, but i was able to wiggle it out and it came out fine. again, just put the bin on where ever it 'catches' and turn in the direction in which move the three extensions closer to the openings.

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Posted Sun Feb 5, 2006, 7:59am
Subject: Re: capresso infinity burr grinder: warning and plea
 

psmith Said:

the same thing happened to me. to get it out is a bit tricky and tedious, but it can be done. the thing wrong when this happens is that the three plastic extensions on the upper burr are caught under the surronding plastic housing. the goal is to realign the extensions with the openings.

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I guess I should have looked at it a little closer before I forced mine!  :)

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Posted Sun Feb 5, 2006, 9:04am
Subject: Re: capresso infinity burr grinder: warning and plea
 

wait! don't force it out!!

i bought my sister an infinity for xmas and she did the same thing (i think)

we couldn't figure it out, called capresso and it's VERY easy to get it out. it happens a lot, the lady on the phone new what was up right away. see below
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Posted Sun Feb 5, 2006, 9:13am
Subject: Re: capresso infinity burr grinder: warning and plea
 

ok since it's sunday and you're probably anxious i'll try

http://plaza.ufl.edu/reeewak/burrlg.jpg

look at that pic, there should be a slot where i've indicated in red. you (unplug the machine and) stick a dull knife in there and force that whole black piece to rotate (counterclockwise? I think... sorry can't be sure)

it will just pop out
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Posted Sun Feb 5, 2006, 10:50am
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Success!  Thanks so much -- did the trick right away, and you're right, I wasn't happy at the prospect of waiting til tomorrow to make a decent cup.  Thanks to everyone who had suggestions.
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Posted Sun Feb 5, 2006, 12:19pm
Subject: Re: capresso infinity burr grinder: warning and plea
 

Thanks for the warning.  Seems like the kind of thing I might do.  Did you remove the plastic lip on the top burr?

nymug Said:

OK, it was a moment of screaming distraction and rank idiocy, but after cleaning the grinding chamber I popped the upper burr back in -- upside down.  AND IT WON'T COME OUT. It fits snugly and seems to be locked or caught somehow.

So: warning.  DO NOT DO THAT.

And plea: can anyone suggest how to get it out?  Anyone ever done this before?

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Posted Sun Feb 5, 2006, 2:38pm
Subject: Re: capresso infinity burr grinder: warning and plea
 

ruk Said:

Thanks for the warning.  Seems like the kind of thing I might do.  Did you remove the plastic lip on the top burr?

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Not sure what you mean, but I didn't remove anything from the top burr.
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