Fellow Ode Gen 2 Burr Carrier Tolerance

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creos
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#1: Post by creos »

Would anyone mind letting me know if their Ode is looking the same way. Seems I will never get the burrs aligned this way:
Thanks

Acavia
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#2: Post by Acavia »

I had one briefly. The play in the auger is one of the reasons I returned it. Fellow stated the EK43 is same design. Does an EK43 have this much play?

creos (original poster)
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#3: Post by creos (original poster) »

Great...
Thanks for the reply. I do not own an EK.

nameisjoey
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#4: Post by nameisjoey »

If you go into the marketplace sub forum Fellow has a thread in there. You can ask them directly. Nick should be able to give you a straight answer.

creos (original poster)
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#5: Post by creos (original poster) »

Will take a look. Thanks

Acavia
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#6: Post by Acavia »

Tangent question on this. Because of this play, I assume the auger would float with the bean load, therefore aligning the burrs would be pointless because the auger would just teeter-totter to some degree under load. Therefore aligning burrs, with no beans between them, at their touch point, would be of no value if the auger just teeter-tottered when actually grinding beans. Thoughts?

creos (original poster)
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#7: Post by creos (original poster) »

Acavia wrote:Tangent question on this. Because of this play, I assume the auger would float with the bean load, therefore aligning the burrs would be pointless because the auger would just teeter-totter to some degree under load. Therefore aligning burrs, with no beans between them, at their touch point would be of no value if the auger just teeter-tottered when actually grinding beans. Thoughts?
Agreed! Well worded. I am chatting with Nick from Fellow to get his thoughts.

Taz
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#8: Post by Taz »

I just aligned a gen 2 ode and had the same thoughts about alignment. Maybe it could provide some benefit, but theres a good amount of play with the carrier and the shaft just like in your video. I probably wouldn't go to the trouble, especially since the coffee that I brewed with it was shockingly good for a home grinder already. maybe the magic is in the misalignment :wink:

Sidenote: I have worked on many EKs, and have never experienced noticeable play with the shaft and burr carrier

creos (original poster)
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#9: Post by creos (original poster) replying to Taz »

Thank you for the info. One of my goals by posting was to find out if others were seeing the same thing.

Which burrs are installed that created the great taste?

Do the EK's have a floating burr carrier?

Taz
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#10: Post by Taz »

The gen 2 burrs were the ones I really enjoyed, brewed with a kalita. The resulting cups were so juicy, sweet and balanced. I've tried the ssp burrs as well, but not both side by side. Also, I didn't get to use either extensively.

The EK43 Burr slides directly on the motor shaft and is held in place by a shear plate and bearing on the faceplate just like the ode