Barista Express Step-less Grinder Mod

Hello there! Having trouble with finding the right grind-size on your Barista Express?

In this instruction I will show you how to make the Barista Express grinder step-less. This makes it easier to dial in the machine and make small grind-size adjustments.

DISCLAIMER:

This instruction involves taking apart the Barista Express. By following these instructions you agree to that fact that I have no responsibility for you and your machine. Never open appliances while they're connected to mains power. This instruction may void the warranty of your machine. (Although, it really shouldn't).

Supplies:

- Vacuum cleaner

- Pointy object such as a small knife

- Philips-head screwdriver

- Tape that is reasonably sticky

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Step 1: Remove the Bean Hopper and Set the Grinder to the Coarsest Setting.

Step 2: Vacuum Out Remaining Beans.

Step 3: Take Out the Grinder Burr.

The burr can be removed by rotating it counterclockwise.

Step 4: Unplug Your Machine and Remove the Water Tank.

Always unplug appliances before opening them up!

Step 5: Remove the 3 Screws Marked Green.

Step 6: Remove 2 Screws From Underneath the Front.

One is right next to the tamper, the other next to the water spout.

Step 7: Lift of the Top Vertically.

The top will is connected to a wire. No need to unplug this, the top can be put over the front of the machine.

Step 8: Unscrew the Grind Adjustment Wheel. Remember the Position for Later.

Make sure that the machine is on the coarsest setting.

Step 9: Lift Out the Grind Adjustment Wheel.

Step 10: Locate the Small White Peg.

Step 11: Use a Small Piece of Tape to Lift the Peg Out Vertically.

Make sure not to drop the peg!

Step 12: Remove the Spring Underneath the Peg With a Pointy Object.

Make sure not to drop the spring!

Step 13: Store the Peg and Spring.

It's good practice to keep the peg and spring. If you change your mind about the modification, you can always put these back.

Step 14: Confirm That the Grinder Is Still on the Coarsest Setting.

The large gear shouldn't rotate clockwise.

Step 15: Put the Grind Adjustment Wheel Back In.

Remember to use the correct position, or the markings will be of. You can use this image as a reference.

Step 16: Put the Screw for the Adjustment Wheel Back In.

Step 17: Put the Top Cover Back on Vertically.

Step 18: Screw in the Front Two Screws.

Step 19: Screw in the Rear 3 Screws Marked Green.

Step 20: Lock the Burr Back in Place.

The burr can be locked in place by rotating clockwise.

Step 21: Lock in the Hopper.. And, Done!

Your Barista Express espresso machine is now step-less. Keep in mind that the grind-setting can move while grinding. You will have to hold it in the correct position, but small grind adjustments will be way easier to do.

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