Compak F8 motor not working

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Fefa543
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#1: Post by Fefa543 »

Hi there. Unfortunately the motor on my compak F8 isn't working. The screen on my grinder is working and grinder has been throughly cleaned.

I opened up the bottom to check the configuration to see if something was off and the only thing I noticed was one of the blue wires connected to the top capacitor looked like it wasn't connected to anything in the back.

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#2: Post by BaristaBoy E61 »

Do you have a detailed electronic schematic for this grinder that you can post?
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Fefa543 (original poster)
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#3: Post by Fefa543 (original poster) »

I couldn't find one for the f8 model but this is the closest one in build


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#4: Post by BaristaBoy E61 »

A more detailed schematic of pt#55 might be helpful as that's where the electronics are.
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#5: Post by Fefa543 (original poster) »

Let me check and see! Also attached is a photo of a wire that may be disconnected and damaged.


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#6: Post by Fefa543 (original poster) »

Opened up a bit more and found the other side of the snapped wire:

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BaristaBoy E61
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#7: Post by BaristaBoy E61 »

How the heck does that happen! Looks like it 'chafed' on something.
It looks like the other end of the blue wire connected to the motor capacitor.
Did you find out where it connects to?
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#8: Post by buckersss »

Could it have been ripped out of place when someone else previously disassembled the grinder?

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#9: Post by BaristaBoy E61 replying to buckersss »

They'd have to be really foolish to be so careless.
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#10: Post by buckersss »

Agree!

Trying to wonder why else it would happen though.