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Old 06-26-2011, 06:17 PM   #1
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Default Barlley Crusher not crushing

First time using the thing and it looks like one of the rollers isn't turning, so I'm massaging my grain, not crushing it


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Old 06-26-2011, 06:20 PM   #2
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Are you turning the handle the right way? Only one roller turns with the handle, there other turns with the force applied by the grain.


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When I set the drill to clockwise and put in the grain, it won't turn. Counter clickwise spins it
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What he said. If you aren't getting a good crush, you need to play around with the gap setting.
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Clockwise is the correct way.
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When I set the drill to clockwise and put in the grain, it won't turn. Counter clickwise spins it
Maybe other mills are different, or I'm doing something wrong, but I have to get the rollers up to speed before adding grain otherwise the whole thing Jams. Maybe my drill is wimpy or something. Try that and see how it does.
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Have you tried cranking it by hand with only a small amount of grain to see if there is a visible mechanical error?
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It will work only with a small amount, at two handfuls it stops.
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It will work only with a small amount, at two handfuls it stops.
You have an issue then.

I fill the hopper to the top then hand crank it out. I have never had an issue with mine. It may be time to seek a replacement.
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Since I'm using it for the first time, I would think it's an issue. It came shipped with a broken base, so I had to get them to send me a new one. I put the grain in a bowl and and let it vibrate in. It will work for today, but I was going to do a double crush


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