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My burr grinder isn't grinding beans. It sounds like it's

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My burr grinder isn't grinding beans. It sounds like it's working but it doesn't grind ?
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: It started two weeks ago. I thoroughly cleaned the help.
JA: Did you double-check the thermostat? And what about the unit's filters?
Customer: Thermostat? What does that have to do with grinding?
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: I could do it with written instructions I guess.
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: What's wrong when the grinder sounds like it's grinding but doesn't?
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Small Appliance
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
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Expert:  Michael replied 8 months ago.

Hi , I am Tech Michael an expert in this field and I will be assisting you today. I am a Master Technician that's dedicated to giving you the best Answer possible.

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May I have the full model #?

Also your coffee makers approx age?

And does it sound any different at all during the grinding stage?


Tech Michael

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
DGB 900 BC
approx. 5 years
yes, it sounds muffled during grinding
The coffee maker has never been used a great deal.
Expert:  Michael replied 8 months ago.

Thank you for that information.

This one will first require a cleaning out, you can do this by turning the machine upside down and banging on the bottom by hand only, please make sure the unit is UNPLUGGED!

Then try it once again.

If that works GREAT!

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Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I have done that one time but will try again.
Expert:  Michael replied 8 months ago.

Ok I will be here;-)

Please let me know how it goes, sounds like you may need a new grinder unit for that machine. I can help there as well;-)

Especially if it gets a lot of use that part will need to be replaced.

I will tell you exactly where to get that part, and help you replace it, no extra cost.


Tech Michael

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Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I turned it upside down and tapped several times to be sure no beans were inside.It didn't help. The grinder sounds muffled and slow.
Expert:  Michael replied 8 months ago.

Ok yes its time for a new grinder assembly:-(

Its not hard to replace, and the new one comes with replacement instructions, also when you rate kind, you will have free access to me for*****more than enough time for us to complete this one;-)

Please contact this site for that grinder.

I sent you the offer, please accept that so I can call you;-)

Expert:  Michael replied 8 months ago.

Also, is it a Burr, or Bunn?

You wrote Burr.


Tech Mike

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
It's a Cuisinart DGB 900 BC with Burr Grinder...not a Bunn product.
I guess I can contact Cuisinart for a part
Expert:  Michael replied 8 months ago.

Hi YES., that's exactly who to contact for a new grinder, it comes with installation instructions and yes they were out:-(

Its not too expansive and if you run into any issues installing this part you can reply to this message for free advice on that when if you rate kind, at this time;-)

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Thank you and have a great day!
Tech Michael

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