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Posted Wed Mar 6, 2013, 11:53am
Subject: Mazzer Super Jolly....just hangs :0/
 

Hi,

I bought a 2nd hand Mazzer super jolly from an auction.

Took it home, cleaned the burrs out and reassembled. Dialed it in. Problem is when I flick the switch 80-90% of the time it just hangs with a humming sounds (no grinding)

Up until this morning I could flick the switch a couple of times and then it would work, sometimes needing to coursen the grind. but this morning nothing :0(

Any ideas what I can check to get it back up and running?

Thanks
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Posted Wed Mar 6, 2013, 1:29pm
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For what it's worth, I just bought the same and with the same problem. The guy selling it to me slammed it on the blacktop before it started working again. I don't recommend this, but I only bring it up to say take heart and they're more durable than you think.
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Posted Wed Mar 6, 2013, 2:09pm
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Sounds like it might be a bad or failing start capacitor on the motor. Espresso Parts has the Mazzer replacement part for about $70, though it's labeled a 30f (which seems very high. I'd guess 30microfarad) 120v cap, so you might be able to source something for less if you're electronics inclined.

note: 30 microfarad from an online parts list I found.
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Posted Wed Mar 6, 2013, 2:50pm
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or a switch going bad, would be my first guess. A start cap normally just fails once and is done.

 
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Posted Thu Mar 7, 2013, 2:18pm
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wow..odd.

This morning, everything was working fine. Ground without issue for multiple shots.

Scratching my head now...
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Posted Sat Mar 9, 2013, 12:11pm
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Maybe you should see if all of the electrical connections are in good shape.

 
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