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Evo
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Posted Sun Mar 15, 2009, 1:27pm
Subject: gaggia paros grinder
 

I just purchased a 1997 gaggia paros (without instruction manual) and hopefully will be able to bring her back to full functionality.  

My question is about the grinder, though.  I had been under the impression that there were different grinder settings on this machine, and darned if I can only find a timer.  I'm in the process of cleaning out the grinder but would definately like to modify the grind.

Does anyone have any input on this?

partsguru doesn't seem to show settings - but can this be so???

thanks!
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Posted Sun Mar 15, 2009, 2:55pm
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your turn the HOPPER on the paros and MDF to change the grind -- click stop.

Dave
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Evo
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Posted Sun Mar 15, 2009, 3:29pm
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Thank you - and can you be even more specific (sorry...) the thing seems entirely solid - even the hopper.  What exactly do you turn?
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Posted Sun Mar 15, 2009, 4:50pm
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ok, I discovered that the Paros has a  "Grinder Locking Rod", which I have identified, but am still mystified as to what exactly you turn when the "Grinder Locking Rod" is unlocked?  The top of the hopper??? Still nothing seems to move!

thanks again

...later... well, the machine was so gummed up with old coffee that I had to take the top off and scrape around a little, but yes, you turn the hopper.

Seems like an inefficient method, but there you go.
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Posted Sun Apr 21, 2013, 6:44am
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Hi, sorry to bump this old post but I am new on here and am trying to find the answer to the question.

I have discovered the locking rod, but which bit do I turn to adjust the grinder? What is meant by turning the hopper - from the inside or the outside?

Have tried turing the rings at the top (that seem to be linked to a bit of plastic pointing at one of the dots on the +/- dial) but they do not seem to want to turn, even with the locking rod pulled down - neither does the outside of the hopper assembly. I don't want to break anything by forcing it.

Hope someone can help with this - thanks.
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Posted Sun Apr 21, 2013, 9:41am
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I would suspect you have the same problem that Evo noted. Quite a few grinders adjust by turning the collar at the base of the hopper. If the grinder has seen quite a bit of use with no cleaning or adjustment, it is very common for the adjusting ring and upper burr to be jammed in place by a cake of coffee dust and oily residue. The solution is to disassemble and clean the burrs.
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Posted Mon May 5, 2014, 11:59pm
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Hello

      I wonder if I might add to this thread. I have been the happy owner of a Gaggia Paros for over twenty years. I want to find out how I can grind my beans more finely. I know how to turn the hopper to adjust the grinder but it does not grind finely enough to get the crema I want.  I don't want to adjust it too far for fear of damaging the parts especially the motor. Can anyone help, please.

Francis
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