I have an old MDF, purchased at a thrift shop. In the process of cleaning & recalibrating it, I noticed that on average (I took 3 measurements) the MDF outputs 3 gms less than was input as whole beans. The missing 3 gms is stuck in the chute. It does not come out if I leave the motor turned on. It does not come out with medium-hard tapping. It doesn't seem a good idea to just leave the grounds in the chute until they are expelled the next time I grind, so I've been leaving the faceplate off and poking in the chute after each grinding. I'm wondering if other MDF owners have the same problem, and if so, how they handle it, or if it is peculiar to my old machine.
outofnowhere Senior Member Joined: 27 Mar 2014 Posts: 8 Location: USA Expertise: I like coffee
Posted Sat May 10, 2014, 2:53pm Subject: Re: Gaggia MDF Grinder clog
I have a Gaggia MDF. When the beans have been ground, I pull the doser lever until no more comes out. Then I lift the machine up, tip it forward until it is horizontal and bang the tips of the plastic PF fork on the counter. Then I set it back down and flip the doser lever until everything comes out, about ten more flips. I have put three little specks of contact cement on the doser lid so that it does not fall off but I can pry the lid off if I want to get into the doser for any reason. OON
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