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  1. Maarit Vaga

    Hi Dave,
    I just concluded an online chat with Mr. Coffee about an issue we have discovered with this grinder. I purchased it on your recommendation and i agree that it’s a great burr-grinder. We have been very happy with it, however, we recently discovered that there is either a missing part or a design flaw that is causing some serious ground blow-by that collects inside the grinder and eventually on the counter. We have cleaned out anywhere from 1-2 cups of grounds from inside the machine. My husband cleaned it two days ago and i just cleaned it again today with another 2 cups of grounds in the machine. We never over fill the cup since our brewer can only do 10-cups at a time so that is our grinding limit on the beans as well. Is this something you have discovered and if so, how did you fix it? If this is news to you, do you have any suggestions on how we might fix the issue. The chat help at Mr. Coffee was unhelpful.
    Love your site and appreciate all your excellent reviews, tips, and information!
    Regards,
    -maarit
    Albion, NY
    maaritpromos@gmail.com

    • Dario Lemut

      Hello Maarit,

      I think this would be a manufacturing error which occurred for a couple of models only.

      My grinder doesn’t have this issue. Did you try returning the grinder to Mr. Coffee for a replacement?

      Wish I could help more, but please let me know how it goes or if you find a fix for this problem!

      • I also have this problem. I’ve been living with it for a while. Just moved my grinder off the counter to paint my kitchen and found CUPS of finely ground coffee from the interior!
        I thought this was normal.

    • Dario Lemut

      Hello,

      I am sorry to hear this. That’s really unlucky. Did you try contacting Mr. Coffee for a return or a replacement?

      They have ​outstanding customer support so you should definitely get in contact with them, and I am sure they will sort this out for you!

  2. Ken

    Our stopped working after 2 years. The motor still runs but it randomly grinds from 0.5 seconds to about 3 seconds, and shuts off. It appears to be a fault with the mechanism that sets the grind time/amount, and there appear to be no repair options. This is the third different grinder we’ve bought, ranging from $40-200 and they’ve all broken within about 2 years. Anyone have any recommendations for a good hand grinder.

    • Saul

      Its probably full on grinds. Shake it to see if grinds come out the bottom vent holes. If yes remove 5 small phillip screws at botom to remove the grinds. I’m in the process of finding the cause of this failing design in attemps to modify it. I hope to find the loose connection somewhere

  3. KEVIN

    a design flaw that is causing some serious ground blow-by that collects inside the grinder and eventually on the counter. We have cleaned out anywhere from 1-2 cups of grounds from inside the machine. My husband cleaned it two days ago and i just cleaned it again today with another 2 cups of grounds in the machine. We never over fill the cup since our brewer can only do 10-cups at a time so that is our grinding limit on the beans as well. Is this something you have discovered and if so, how did you fix it? If this is news to you, do you have any suggestions on how we might fix the issue.

    I HAD THE SAME PROBLEM 3 MACHINES

    • Dario Lemut

      Sorry to hear that. Were these 3 machines the same model mentioned in this article?

      Are you grinding on the even surface? I always make sure that I place any grinder on the perfectly even surface to avoid any problems.

      Did you find a fix or a solution, or did you return the mentioned grinder models?

  4. Deborah B

    I came here looking to see if anyone else was having issues with the grounds collecting in and spilling from the base. I see that some have. This grinder has worked for at least 2 years but I cannot standhaving coffee grounds leaking all over the counter whenever the grinder is moved.

    • Dario Lemut

      Hello Deborah,

      I haven’t heard about this until now, and quite a few people have had this issue.

      I am not sure whether this is a manufacturing error or it is caused by something else.

      Did you find a solution or did you maybe try and contact Mr. Coffee for help or advice?

  5. Saul

    My Mr coffee grinder BVMC BMH23 leaks grinds inside. As a Electronic Technician I decided to investigate the issue. Turns out the stainless steel in front of the grinder should of been used to make the grinder chamber which is made of plastic. I found cracked openings to the interior of this device. Take it back to Walmart or where ever and try another Brand. Twist the top off the new unit and inspect the grinder chamber surroundings for plastic. If thats all I can find then I have no choice but to clean the chamber out after each use to prevent damage.

  6. Alonzo Vining

    Your review never gave us the conclusion as to how well the grinder did for espresso grind in your espresso machine. Can you please do that?

  7. Jim Dollenmaier

    Mine has been perfect for 5+ years. Only concern is that replacement parts appear to be virtually unobtainable. Just the hopper lid. Don’t need any parts now.

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