Ah, the smell of freshly ground coffee in the morning! If your grinder doesn't grind, call the Fix-It Club!
Most coffee grinders are accessed by removing fasteners on the base of the device.
You can sometimes test the motor while it's still in the device. You also can test the electrical cord.
A coffee grinder is a small electric appliance that chops coffee beans with a spinning blade. A small universal motor spins a shaft in the center of the coffee grinder. The shaft rotates a blade that cuts coffee beans into small pieces. The size of the pieces, called grounds, depends on the amount of time the grinder runs as well as the sharpness of the blade.
Fixing a coffee grinder requires disassembling and checking components as well as cleaning it.
Disassemble a coffee grinder:
Unplug the grinder. Remove screws underneath the unit to free the baseplate. Remove the blade by gripping it with a thick towel while turning the other end of motor shaft counterclockwise with a screwdriver or small pliers.
If necessary, remove the motor for testing. The motor will be held in place by a linking arm, screws, or a clip.