Accidental Baratza Vario macro finer adjust while off - am I good?

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Postby Bluedoggiant » May 09, 2016, 12:13 am

Hi all! First post but long time lurker here.

Title says it all. Accidentally adjusted (well, it happened when packing the grinder for travel) the macro setting from R to M (finer). Some coffee was in the grind chamber and it was obviously off. I have been diligent in making sure the grinder is running when going finer.

I've heard it's not super necessary with Macro adjustment but I just wanted to hear fellow users' opinion on this? Anyone think I did any damage to the burrs?

Thank you all in advance :)


Postby F1 » May 09, 2016, 12:38 am

Maybe you could just run it a bit to get rid of any burr tension, but I wouldn't worry about it having caused any damage.

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Postby turtle » May 09, 2016, 9:14 am

The burrs are fine, it is the plastic adjusting rings/levers/etc that can crack, split or stretch.

Vario is a bit more forgiving than the Preciso so you should be fine but as suggested, run it for a short spurt to resettle the burrs and remove any tension,

If this happens in the future just run the grind settings a couple clicks up to a coarser level then readjust once you start grinding again
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