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richedie
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Posted Sun Aug 26, 2012, 7:40pm
Subject: MY Baratza Virtuoso burr grinder is broken!
 

I have had this for about 7 years I believe. Suddenly the other dasy, I could not turn the hopper past 10! So, I forced it past, must have been a jam. So, I opened it up and cleaned everything. Put it back together and now it won't run! Maybe I broke it? I was thinking of sending back to Baratza for repair or refurb? What do you all think?

For now, I am just using my Cuisinart blade grinder and it seems fine. I only do drip, french once in a while, moka pot and aeropress.

-Rich
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CSG
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Posted Sun Aug 26, 2012, 8:24pm
Subject: Re: MY Baratza Virtuoso burr grinder is broken!
 

I think they're disposable and after 7 years, I'd just get another if you can't get it sorted.  Call them and tell them what's going on, maybe they can help figure out the problem.
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richedie
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Posted Mon Aug 27, 2012, 5:31am
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CSG Said:

I think they're disposable and after 7 years, I'd just get another if you can't get it sorted.  Call them and tell them what's going on, maybe they can help figure out the problem.

Posted August 26, 2012 link

Disposable? They should last a lifetime! I have a Cuisinart blade grinder that is 15 years old that is running like a champ.
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JKalpin
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Location: Thornhill, Ontario Canada
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Espresso: Aerobie Aeropress
Grinder: Baratza Maestro Plus
Vac Pot: Yama 5-Cup
Drip: Krups Moka Brew, BraZen
Roaster: Freshroast+8, Behmor 1600
Posted Mon Aug 27, 2012, 6:34am
Subject: Re: MY Baratza Virtuoso burr grinder is broken!
 

In my family we have 6 Baratza grinders.  Actually, 2 Maestros, 2 Maestro Plus', 1 Precisio and 1 Encore.

Two years ago I tried to grind a pebble (unnoticed among the beans).  I sent a note to Baratza, they sent me the repair parts (under $15) and I repaired it.  It has worked well ever since.

My son also caught a pebble and stripped a gear.  I have an order in for the repair parts and will help him fix it when they arrive.

Baratza are very good with service issues.

Their grinders are designed for home repair.  Almost everything in them can be replaced with a few simple tools.  There are great pictorial instructions, in .pdf files, on how to dissemble and reassemble their grinders.  

They are NOT disposable.

 
Jerry
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