Col_Potter wrote:Spent the past hour trying to dial in my Sette W, and have a few issues.
2)I am set to 18g dose and it NEVER is accurate, usually stopping at 15.1 to15.3 grams. There doesn't seem to be a button to push to add a little more to an underdosed basket, but it isn't even close to the requested dose.
3)I am at the finest grind setting and it is barely fine enough to pull a good shot. If I were to use a denser bean down the road, I am fairly certain it would not be fine enough. As I am at the finest setting, there is no more adjustment to dial in.
Feeling like I just wasted a bunch of cash and am likely going to return if I can't figure it out. Started the process using an out of date Colombian medium roast because I new I would waste some coffee dialing in, but moved to a bag of Sight Glass Owl's Howl espresso for a few pulls but with the same results.
2) You might take a scale and verify it stops at 15.1. Sometimes the scale on the machine reads short, but measuring on a separate scale finds it within about 0.1gm...Leveling the portafilter is important and it is very important that it not rock. If you dig a bit you will find there is an adjustable leg on the bottom to address that. The acacia strain gauge is very sensitive to movement. There is a manual online http://www.baratza.com/wp-content/uploa ... 70W-en.pdf
(and a FAQ) that discusses these items; and also what button to push to manually burst or grind more on page 7...Also covered in their demo video (hold the start button down and release when done)
3) Not a problem for my machine, I am at 5 on the large scale, however they do state in the manual how to use a supplied washer to make the grind even finer. If it isn't in the box, just email them.
Calm, oh caffeinated one.....