dmorrown wrote:You should be able to remove that threaded burr carrier with the four bolts... Mine was only held on by some sticky coffee residue and came off fairly easily after removing the bolts.
I tried...... I really did. The bolts came off easy enough, but NOTHING worked trying to get the housing off.
dmorrown wrote:If your grind chamber is like mine, it will need cleaning, and it can only be accessed by removing the burr carrier... Perhaps a coffee cleaner like JoeGlo or CleanCaf would dissolve the gunk and loosen it up. I have seen other people use these to clean grinders, and as long as you dry off the parts when you finish, there shouldn't be a problem.
I vacuumed out the chamber and ran a large dose of "Grindz" through it. It got rid of most of the stale coffee smell and it is pretty clean now. I'll consider the CleanCaf and/or WD-40/penetrating oil to help remove the carrier nut if nothing else works.
dmorrown wrote:All of the places that sell Cunill burrs describe them as "left." I assume this means that the motor and the moving lower burr rotates counter-clockwise to grind the beans. It seems to me that you would turn the nut clockwise to loosen it, but I read Dan's post to say the opposite. I don't have new burrs yet, so I didn't try too hard to remove my old burrs.
The burr does turn counter-clockwise, at least on my model. I have tried moving the nut both CW and CCW without any luck. Without being able to remove the top carrier housing I can't get the correct angle as you stated. I'll try the CleanCaf and/or oil on this part too next time.
I think for the time being that I am just going to use the grinder as-is and try replacing the burrs if/when the grinds get really inconsistent...... Or until I feel like tackling this project again. It seems to be working fine for now, I just wanted to replace the burrs because I have done it on my Mazzer Mini and it was sooooo easy. It is also a cheap "piece of mind" project on a used grinder. Until then, thanks for all of the advice from everyone