Fixing a Jura yourself?
- Midlife Feb 11, 2014 07:00 PM
Our son was 'gifted' a Jura S9 expresso machine because it doesn't work. Seems like the grinder is locked up.
I know 2 relevant things:
1. The machine sells for something like $2500.
2. Jura will recondition it for something like $300.
It's probably worth every penny of the $300 to have it fixed but I'm pretty handy and have found some DIY videos on line. I'm going to see what I can do on my own, but thought someone here might have some advice.
If you're handy, then I say go for it. A locked grinder might be something as simple as a rock mixed in with the beans (yes, I've had it happen several times) that jammed up in the burrs, or (even simpler) someone adjusting the grinder to a finer setting with the grinder off (also jams up the burrs). That might've led to a blown fuse internal to the machine.
BUT .... I know nothing about Jura machines specifically, only the espresso eqpt that I own & have worked on.
Just be careful about getting it apart. Some of these machines are designed for ease of assembly, NOT ease of repair. You don't want to end up stripping screws or breaking interlocking panel tabs trying to fix it yourself.
Don't hesitate to ask questions if you decide to start taking it apart yourself!
Thanks. It's not a fuse because the electronics light up. Just a loud thumping/grinding noise. The Jura tech listened to it over the phone and said he was pretty sure it's mechanical.
The online videos are very detailed and suggest taking pictures as you go, which is great advice. Gonna give it a shot, at least as far in as I feel I'm in control.