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    pepper grinder help

    ok i had a pepper grinder made for me and they used a ceramic innards, well its 5 yrs old and it has loosened up and wont grind any more any way ti adjust it ? they say that they are guranteed 25 yrs but not doing me any good like this any help would be appreciated.
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    Yes there should be Larry. Do you have a knob on top that turns and you hold the base? Only pepper? Not a combo?


    http://www.pennstateind.com/store/PK...l?prodpage=1PK

    Sounds like adjusting the nut on top lessens the space between the grinding stones thus making it finer. I put sea salt in one of ours, locked it up tighter than,,,,,,,,,,,, well tighter than you know.
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    no they turn the whole wood top jonathan
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    I'd say send it to me and I'll rebuild it, but...
    There should be a strap on the underside holding the guts in. Couple of small Philips screws usually holding it in. Remove that, pour out all the pepper from the top and clean out all the "sludge" from the working parts. Should be good after that....assuming there is no mechanical failure.
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    no screws jim its a crushgrind brand innards looks to be glued in place???

    this what it has in it for a grinder LINK
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    Bad news is that they do go bad and have to be replaced with a new mechanism there is a small knob on the bottom that changes the grind , but it probably won't help if it's loose and turning freely.
    You can remove the top and get something down the inside to the bottom and press the old one out carefully. I have changed several , and found out that if you don't know where the innards came from they are impossible to get them to stand behind the warranty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    no screws jim its a crushgrind brand innards looks to be glued in place???

    this what it has in it for a grinder LINK
    There should be a little grey knob on the bottom... that is the adjustment on the ceramic grinders...
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    right now chuck its way to loose it just lets the stuff right on threw.. i worked well for 3 yrs.. maybe its adjustable but they say its broke???
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    ....and you can't tighten it??

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