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Carlitovich
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Posted Fri Aug 9, 2013, 10:41am
Subject: P A N I C - Rocky has gone silent...
 

Rocky has gone silent.  This morning everything was fine.  For 10 years everything has been fine.  

I just tried to engage and there was total silence.  Cuadra machine on same outlet and it works fine.  Switched Rocky to outlet on other side of kitchen and still dead...

Erm,,,  What am I missing folks?

Ideas?

Thanks.
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Posted Fri Aug 9, 2013, 10:54am
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LowThudd
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Posted Fri Aug 9, 2013, 12:17pm
Subject: Re: P A N I C - Rocky has gone silent...
 

Does the Rocky have a fuse? Some grinders do.
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LowThudd
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Posted Fri Aug 9, 2013, 12:20pm
Subject: Re: P A N I C - Rocky has gone silent...
 

http://coffeegeek.com/forums/espresso/grinders/373320 Maybe this helps?
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Carlitovich
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Posted Fri Aug 9, 2013, 3:33pm
Subject: Re: P A N I C - Rocky has gone silent...
 

LowThudd Said:

http://coffeegeek.com/forums/espresso/grinders/373320 Maybe this helps?

Posted August 9, 2013 link

Yes thanks.  It gave me the courage to open him up and have a look.  I did not see anything obvious, but I jiggled connections, unplugged/plugged, etc., and when I tested him he turned back on.

I think the culprit is that I have purchased some very bad coffee of late, and had to basically turn rocky upside down to dump the hopper.  That must have been enough to loosen a connection.

A loose connection will probably show itself again, but at least I know what the problem is.

Thanks everyone for feedback and advice!
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MikeReilly
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Posted Fri Aug 9, 2013, 8:17pm
Subject: Re: P A N I C - Rocky has gone silent...
 

Is it possible that the very bad coffee had a small stone in it that jammed the burrs and the jiggling you did unjammed it?
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Carlitovich
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Posted Sat Aug 10, 2013, 9:41am
Subject: Re: P A N I C - Rocky has gone silent...
 

MikeReilly Said:

Is it possible that the very bad coffee had a small stone in it that jammed the burrs and the jiggling you did unjammed it?

Posted August 9, 2013 link

Possible but I don't think so.  There was no sound of an engaged motor straining against jammed burrs.  He was dead silent.  His spirit had left him.  I think it was just a loose connection.

The really bad coffee was Dunkin donuts.  Just black sewer water...
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earlds
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Posted Sat Aug 10, 2013, 4:21pm
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Are you sure that in turning it upside down you did not hit the secondary switch by mistake ?
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Carlitovich
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Posted Sat Aug 10, 2013, 8:56pm
Subject: Re: P A N I C - Rocky has gone silent...
 

earlds Said:

Are you sure that in turning it upside down you did not hit the secondary switch by mistake ?

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You mean the on/off toggle?

I am sure.  I think it must have been a loose connection on the inside.
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earlds
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Posted Sun Aug 11, 2013, 7:11pm
Subject: Re: P A N I C - Rocky has gone silent...
 

I mean the secondary switch on the side of the grinder ,but there is a panel on the bottom that you can remove to check the connections...I hope you have worked it out....
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