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Nutrimill dust problem

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MNBäcker

Nutrimill dust problem

Alright, so I've used my Nutrimill for about a year now. Lately I have noticed that it's been "leaking" flour when milling grains. When I mill my Red Hard Spring Wheat berries, there's just a little that blows out the left front. But, when I mill Rye berries for my sourdough, there's actually a continuous stream of flour dust that gets blown into the air...!

I didn't use to have this problem before. I cleaned everything I could possibly think of, even cleaned and re-inserted the white square rubber gasket. I have the strong suspicion the dust is making its way through the black foam filter. Is there anything else I can do to prevent the dust from escaping? I am considering putting a piece of fabric onto the left front of the machine, to catch the dust - any thoughts on that?

Thanks in advance,

 

Stephan

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OldWoodenSpoon

If you think the filter is "leaking" why not replace it.  I found replacements at Pleasant Hill Grain for just $1.00 (before shipping cost of course).  I would expect the filter to last more than a year, but that will be a function of use too.  Assuming the shipping is not outrageous it is probably worth the try.

Good luck
OldWoodenSpoon

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MNBäcker

I had cleaned it, but didn't replace it yet. These things don't look like they'd actually "wear". The mill came with a spare filter - I'll pop it in to see what happens.

 

Stephan

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MichaelH

The filter looks like it is very unlikely that it would wear out. It appears to be made from the same material that is used for scrubbing pads. I have inserted the bowl a little off center a few times, so suggest you try this. As an alternative, call customer service. In my experience they are excellent.

Michael

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Janetcook

I second calling customer service.  I had a problem with mine not milling finely enough on the fine setting - they took it back and replaced it - no questions asked!  I had it back within 2 weeks.....but had purchased another mill (different brand) while the NM was being replaced so now my fixed mill is a back-up when I need to mill popcorn or large batches of flour.....

Janet