The Breville Espresso is a useful appliance for making your favorite coffee beverage. It grinds the beans just before brewing, ensuring you get a great-tasting cup of coffee every time. However, sometimes the grinder doesn’t work as well as it should.
A Breville Espresso machine grinder not working can be caused by several factors, such as the machine not being plugged in correctly, a faulty grinding impeller, or a clogged grinder. Other possible causes could be a jammed coffee grinder or worn grinding burrs.
Breville has an excellent reputation for its coffee machines, but sometimes these appliances can fail to function as they should. Read on to find out the common causes of a Breville grinder not working and how to fix them.
When using a Breville espresso machine, it is essential to be aware of the potential electrical issues that could arise. The following are some of the most common electrical problems that can cause your Breville grinder not to work:
- The power cable is loose.
- The power cord is faulty.
- The voltage is too low.
- The thermal fuse is blown.
- There is a short in your power cord, or the power cord isn’t plugged in correctly.
- There is an electrical short in the espresso machine itself.
The Breville Espresso machine uses an electrical outlet as its power source, which means that if you don’t plug it in correctly, it will not work.
How to Fix?
To avoid further problems with your Breville Espresso machine:
- Plug it in correctly before using it.
- Check that the power cord is not defective and has enough voltage at the outlet where you plug in your machine.
- Ensure that the AC control board responds when you turn it on.
If it’s a low voltage issue, try another outlet or unplugging and plugging it back in. If it still doesn’t work, contact Breville for help with troubleshooting.
2. Dirty/Clogged Grinder
With the Breville Espresso machine, you can make coffee and espresso drinks like cappuccino, macchiato, latte, and mocha. However, this machine has been known to clog up the grinder with grounds, which can cause the grinder to stop working.
If your Breville Espresso machine has a clogged grinder or chute, it will be impossible for the machine to make coffee. The grinder won’t grind the beans properly, leading to an uneven crema extraction, which results in an unpleasant-tasting cup of coffee.
Signs that the Breville Espresso machine has a clogged grinder include:
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- Coffee grounds piling up on the coffee filter or hopper walls.
- Beans appear oily.
- The coffee grinds seem to be stuck in the crevices of the burrs.
- The machine not brewing properly, thereby producing coffee with a burnt or bitter taste.
How to Fix?
Some people have resorted to using a plunger or spoon to dislodge the beans stuck in the grinder. However, this can be risky if you don’t know what you’re doing – it could cause damage or injury if not done right.
If your Breville Espresso machine is experiencing clogged grinder issues, you should know of some simple fixes you can try at home before calling for professional help. You can clean a clogged Breville Espresso machine grinder by following these steps:
- Turn off the machine and unplug it from the power source.
- Remove the water tank lid.
- Remove any remaining grounds from the filter basket and clean it with warm, soapy water. You can use the Breville Cleaning Brush (available on Amazon.com) as it’s effective and easy to use.
- Open up the grinder compartment and remove any ground coffee stuck there.
- Wipe any remaining coffee grounds inside the grinder compartment with a damp cloth or paper towel.
- Replace all the parts into their original positions and close up the machine tightly before plugging it back into the power source.
Watch this video to learn more on how to clean a clogged Breville Espresso machine grinding compartment:
3. Jammed Coffee Grinder
One of the issues that can arise with the Breville Espresso machine is the coffee grinder getting clogged and jammed. This issue occurs if too much coffee grinds into the machine causing a blockage.
The Breville Espresso machine has an integrated coffee grinder and a built-in frother. Foreign objects or adding too many coffee beans to the hopper can jam your coffee grinder, causing it not to work as it should. This problem often occurs when you do not clean out residue that may have accumulated in the grinder over time.
Sometimes you may hear a loud “ratchet” noise from the coffee grinder, which could mean a foreign object is in the grinding chamber.
How to Fix?
When your Breville Espresso machine grinder gets jammed, it is crucial to know how to fix it to avoid further damage. Here are a few steps you can take to unclog a jammed coffee grinder:
- Turn off the power outlet of your Breville Espresso machine by unplugging it from the wall.
- Remove the lid from your coffee beans container and empty them into a bowl or onto a tray.
- Unscrew your grinder’s lid and remove the burrs (the metal blades).
- Clean any coffee residue or foreign objects stuck between the burrs using a cleaning brush.
When using your Breville Espresso machine, the grinder must perform well. There are many reasons why the grinder might not be doing its job. The main one is when the grinding burrs get worn out and need to be replaced.
Grinding burrs can wear out over time, causing them to become ineffective in producing quality espresso shots. Worn grinding burrs can cause the machine to stop working or make it difficult to grind coffee beans evenly. Other signs of worn grinding burrs include:
- Burnt coffee beans
- Inconsistent flavor
- MAchine emits grinding sound, but no grinds come out of the grinder
- You notice that your espresso grind is not as smooth as it used to be
- Causes clogging in the machine’s portafilter
The heat generated by the motor wears out these parts after some time, causing them to bend or lose their sharpness.
How to Fix?
There are several ways to fix a Breville Espresso machine with worn grinding burrs. One way is to replace the burrs with new ones. You can do this by purchasing a new set of grinding burrs and replacing the old ones yourself or by taking it to your local appliance repair service.
Another way is to replace the grinder with a new model with better burr quality. You can also contact Breville customer service and request them to help you with this issue.
Breville espresso machine grinders are built to last, but they can wear out over time. Here are some tips for maintaining your Breville Espresso machine’s grinding burrs:
- Disassemble the grinder and remove the burrs.
- Use a wire brush to clean any debris lodged in the burrs.
- Apply a thin layer of oil to the grinding burr surface with a cloth or paper towel.
- Reassemble the grinder and run it through a few test grinds before using it again.
Watch this video to learn more about grinding burrs and how to replace them when they wear out:
The Breville Espresso machine grinder can jam or stop working due to a worn impeller. Your machine is designed to produce rich and flavorful espresso drinks. However, it can fail to produce the desired results if the impeller is faulty or worn out.
Worn impellers are usually caused by too much pressure on the machine. They can also be caused by improper cleaning or lack of maintenance.
How to Fix?
You can fix this problem by replacing the worn impeller with a new one. The process is easy if you have the right tools for the job. When it comes to maintenance, always inspect your Breville Espresso grinder impeller and check if it needs replacement.
If necessary, remove the impeller as soon as possible and replace it. You can also seek the services of a professional technician to inspect your appliance and recommend the most appropriate fixes.
Watch this video to learn how to fix the Breville Espresso machine’s faulty impeller problems.
The Breville Espresso Machine is a coffee grinder that grinds coffee beans into a fine powder, releasing the aroma and flavor of the beans. It has a built-in conical burr grinding mechanism that ensures uniform particle size distribution while maximizing freshness and flavor extraction from each bean.
However, the grinder may stop working at any time due to different causes. Therefore, inspecting your machine regularly and ensuring it is in good condition is crucial for optimal performance.