Based on all the supplied information of the fault
I am confident that we have found your issue
You have a couple of options
1) Add a thin metal tube sleeve over the plastic shaft - this will take up the slack & make it tight in the hole and will take the daily use operation
2) Add a collar on the top
Thanks KK, tried foil around the shaft but it kept ripping up, so tried some tape around the actual adjustment button, and that's actually really helped keep it more steady, as the button sits in with minimal movement. Upper burr carrier has only slight movement now when I use my hand as it's filled in any slack in the hole where the pin sits, and also can't see any 'snapback' when I turn the grinder on. Will give it a crack and see how i go!
But if this doesn't work, and if this movement wasn't the issue, and the steps show to be too large I don't what next as I can't explain it, unless my technique is THAT poor which I can't see it being honestly, I'm thinking try:
-different filter basket
3) ditch to and source a replacement. The amount of money you're saving by making coffee at home means that you've paid it off in a year!
Yeah am sort of leaning towards that at this stage.. Will trial out some other stuff first then will bite the proverbial bullet! I'm happy to pay a bit more for a grinder than the price of this one, $800ish should be doable..
You might actually be able to use a locking pin from another brand too. If it's better quality and the shaft is slightly thicker that'd be ideal. Even if it's slightly too big you can always drill the hole out to fit.
Hehe love the dedication crossing over forums for pretty much the same thread, cheers mate XD.
Yeah I considered that, just not sure if the teeth in another locking pin would fit in collar for this grinder.. they're all different I guess, but will keep in mind for sure!