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newman
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Posted Tue Sep 9, 2003, 3:36pm
Subject: Mazzer Mini Left Running!!!
 

Greetings!

This evening when I came home from work I discovered that somehow my Mazzer Mini was switched on and left running. I'm certain it was not running when I left home and there was only about 10 grams of beans in the hopper. I'm tentatively blaming the cats.

Anyway, it was quite hot but otherwise doesn't appear to be damaged in any way. Is there anything I should look for in the way of non-obvious damage? Has anyone else had their Mini "magically" come on (someone without cats)?

/Andy
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Posted Tue Sep 9, 2003, 4:35pm
Subject: Re: Mazzer Mini Left Running!!!
 

clearly one of your cats was in sore need of a little afternoon pick-me-up, and was trying to self-actualize on his/her needs :)

sorry, though - my cats haven't figured that one out. yet.
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Posted Tue Sep 9, 2003, 7:28pm
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darn you, Newman.  You just made me run down two flights of steps to the kitchen to check my grinder.  It's off . . . still.
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Posted Wed Sep 10, 2003, 7:15am
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It happened to me when I just got mine...It runs so very very quiet......
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Posted Wed Sep 10, 2003, 8:26am
Subject: Re: Mazzer Mini Left Running!!!
 

spnakr007 Said:

It happened to me when I just got mine...It runs so very very quiet......

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I don't know how to counteract espresso craving cats and their mid-day switching on of Mazzers, but being a fanatic about digging grounds out of the chute before dosing my shot, it would sure take care of leaving a grinder running (it would eat the end off my chopstick...the one I use to dig the grounds out of the chute).

Our current Mazzer has a timer, so I can't leave it running forever.

Making espresso with a ritual...and grinding is part of my ritual...has prevented me from leaving grinders on forever. Just getting into the swing of the ritual means I remember if I missed a step...like flipping the switch off. I also refuse to build espresso in a hurry.


 
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Posted Wed Sep 10, 2003, 7:35pm
Subject: Re: Mazzer Mini Left Running!!!
 

This is the reason that Chris at Chris Coffee told me that Mazzer discontinued the On/Off Switch Mini and went to a timer. He said that the Mazzer people didn't want any liability concerns from people leaving their grinders on all day and having the house burn down.

I just ordered one a couple of days ago and can't wait to hear how quiet it actually is!!!
Bob
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Posted Wed Sep 10, 2003, 7:41pm
Subject: Re: Mazzer Mini Left Running!!!
 

Out of curiosity, is there any extra wear-and-tear to turning the timer switch back-and-forth like an on-off switch (wow, lots of hyphens)?

I don't use the timer as a timer, I put it on for the amount of time I need to grind the beans for the shot I'm about to pull, and then turn it off.  At times, I think I should have had a switch but then my wife, whom I love dearly, got me the grinder as a surprise, so I didn't choose.

Thoughts?  Anyone wear out their timer knob?
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Posted Wed Sep 10, 2003, 7:57pm
Subject: Re: Mazzer Mini Left Running!!!
 

flydhest Said:

Out of curiosity, is there any extra wear-and-tear to turning the timer switch back-and-forth like an on-off switch (wow, lots of hyphens)?

Posted September 10, 2003 link

The Mazzer Jolly we have has seen some years of use, and the timer switch is just fine. We just crank it on till the beans are done and turn it off manually. Never felt the need to try to hit the right timing.

If you wear the switch out, you can replace it. A good thing about Mazzers...parts are available.

Been practicing up for old age by reaching around the side of the Super Jolly without looking to learn the braille method of espresso grinding & now I can find the timer switch in the dark...tried it with the Expobar too, but dang that PF group is hot!


 
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Posted Wed Sep 10, 2003, 8:00pm
Subject: Re: Mazzer Mini Left Running!!!
 

We have a Mazzer Jolly here at work. I have found it left on.  The motor houseing was toasty warm but it still works fine.

Phil

newman Said:

Greetings!

This evening when I came home from work I discovered that somehow my Mazzer Mini was switched on and left running. I'm certain it was not running when I left home and there was only about 10 grams of beans in the hopper. I'm tentatively blaming the cats.

Anyway, it was quite hot but otherwise doesn't appear to be damaged in any way. Is there anything I should look for in the way of non-obvious damage? Has anyone else had their Mini "magically" come on (someone without cats)?

/Andy

Posted September 9, 2003 link


 
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Posted Wed Sep 10, 2003, 8:15pm
Subject: Re: Mazzer Mini Left Running!!!
 

PJK Said:

We have a Mazzer Jolly here at work. I have found it left on.  The motor houseing was toasty warm but it still works fine.

Posted September 10, 2003 link

Hi Phil...no timer, eh?

 
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