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Santiago1
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Posted Sat May 3, 2014, 11:22pm
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Yes, the grinder got a marble sized lump of plastic from the roaster. Has to have come after the roast, otherwise there would be heat signs and I imagine the whole roast would be tainted too. I don't blame the roaster even though it was their fault, Seems a part of one of their hoppers (a hinge plug methinks) had fallen in. In this case, if you jam the burr, you destroy the gearbox. It was just a Sunbeam EM0480, which is rather a good grinder for the money. Cheap as chips, but sad to see it end that way.
I took it apart and found the shaft that holds the inner burr had busted it's way out of the top gear plate,

If anyone wants parts, shipping is the only cost.
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Espresso: Bezzera Strega
Grinder: Forte, OE Pharos,...
Vac Pot: Adcraft SS, Yama 8 cup
Drip: Brazen, Kalita, Chemex,...
Roaster: Behmor 1600+, CO/UFO combo
Posted Sun May 4, 2014, 10:20am
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Santiago1 Said:

Yes, the grinder got a marble sized lump of plastic from the roaster. Has to have come after the roast, otherwise there would be heat signs and I imagine the whole roast would be tainted too. I don't blame the roaster even though it was their fault, Seems a part of one of their hoppers (a hinge plug methinks) had fallen in. In this case, if you jam the burr, you destroy the gearbox. It was just a Sunbeam EM0480, which is rather a good grinder for the money. Cheap as chips, but sad to see it end that way.
I took it apart and found the shaft that holds the inner burr had busted it's way out of the top gear plate,

If anyone wants parts, shipping is the only cost.

Posted May 3, 2014 link

Jason, sorry for your "loss."
Perhaps a Moderator could move this post to the appropriate "Regional" posting area?
being unfamiliar with your grinder,are you grinding for pour-over and such, or espresso? I would think if espresso, and be a professional, you'd want something a bit more precise.
Good luck!

 
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