How do I fix my coffee grinder?
In this regard, why is my coffee grinder not working?
A coffee grinder generally stops working because it's clogged with coffee grounds, not because it's broken. But even if those particles don't ruin a machine initially, you'll eventually start hearing a harsh whirling sound coming from the grinder – this can mean a broken part or even a dead motor.
Similarly, do coffee grinder blades get dull? The blades on a coffee grinder are sharp. A coffee grinder with dull blades cannot properly grind the beans -- the sharper the blade, the finer and fresher the cut or grind of the coffee. Regular cleaning and sharpening will help the grinder perform its best, which will result in fresh tasting, flavorful coffee.
Additionally, how long should a coffee grinder last?
It's tough to give an exact answer, however, a flat steel burr may last for grinding 500-1000 pounds of coffee and ceramic burrs may last for 1000-1500 pounds of coffee. On average, if you use a burr coffee grinder regularly, it should last for 5-7 years.
What do you do when your grinder is stuck?
In that case, put the grinder head in a vise (do not crush!) and tap lightly counter-clockwise on the retaining ring with a rubber or plastic mallet. If it still won't budge, get a torch and heat the retaining ring to expand, then tap sharply but not too hard with a light hammer, like a ball peen.