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aaron_mciver
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Posted Wed Jun 26, 2013, 10:11am
Subject: CC1 started having issues with pulls
 

I have owned the CC1 since November of last year and it has been working great with a Preciso grinder. I recently back flushed the unit as I had done many of times and the following day my first shot was fine and now every shot after that initial shot has been extremely watery. The initial shots were around 2oz and this has to be 10oz+ now. I can't fathom that the grind is all of a sudden off however you could theorize that it may be the problem. I am not certain as I am not in a place to test the grind right now however are there any thoughts on the machine being at fault or is this simply a sudden random grinder issue to blame?
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CMIN
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Posted Wed Jun 26, 2013, 10:52am
Subject: Re: CC1 started having issues with pulls
 

That sounds more like a grinder issue. Had the same thing happen and started getting inconsistent grinds, replaced the adjustment ring in the Preciso and calibrated to fine (mine was set to neutral before) and been perfect since. Depending the roast type and dose, I'm between Macros 7-10 now. When was the last time the grinder was cleabed too? Burrs may be gummed up and could be grinds clogged up inside.  More than likely its the adjustment ring.
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DeanOK
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Posted Wed Jun 26, 2013, 12:38pm
Subject: Re: CC1 started having issues with pulls
 

Just to be absolutely sure we are on the same page... you did indeed mean backflush and you did not descale? Is that correct?

Having been through months of trying to figure out what was going on with my CC1 I am a big believer in at least having a pressure gauge you can screw on your PF. Once you know the pressure is right, you then know the problem is the grind. You are left with trying to figure it out.

Hopefully the answer will come quickly.
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aaron_mciver
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Posted Sat Jul 6, 2013, 8:28am
Subject: Re: CC1 started having issues with pulls
 

I will have to clean the grinder to verify that it may not be the culprit although that now does sound plausible after your description of replacing the ring, etc... I will look to buy one perhaps.

Yes, I did mean backflush and not descale. Good idea on the pressure gauge.

I'll clean the grinder and revisit the setting and see where we go form there. If the issue is still apparent I'll pick up the pressure gauge and start working backwards...

Thanks!
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MisterJohnnyT
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Posted Mon Jul 8, 2013, 8:12am
Subject: Re: CC1 started having issues with pulls
 

The preciso grinder is made with lots and lots of flimsy and brittle plastic.  I got rid of mine after it broke from 1 or 2 weeks of very careful use.  I bet if you take it apart you will find a cracked plastic ring of some sort.  Baratza might have great customer service, but that's because they would be completely out of business without it, because so many people have problems with their plastic junk.
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