Bypassing hopper microswitch on Mahlkonig Vario Home

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fransg

#1: Post by fransg » Apr 16, 2013, 10:38 am

The little Vario Home has a tiny switch that 'feels' if the hopper is in place. It's a safety measure as one doesn't want to have a strand of long hair caught in the grinder, pulling in one's face.

If I want to get another hopper, it needs to have a similar ring with a notch fitting in the top of the grinder unless I bypass this. Still, if I decide to pass the grinder on to others, I want to be able to undo the bypass and re-install the safety microswitch.

Microswitch seen from the inside / bottom of the grinder:

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Cables disconnected:

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Cables with their shoes:

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Made a connector for the two ends:

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Used duct tape to wrap up the cable and store next to the motor:

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Before closing up the grinder, a look at the controller board with, in the center, the connector of the microswitch cable:

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