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Posted Mon Oct 14, 2013, 8:54am
Subject: convert lavazza blue capsule loader to ground coffee
 

ǃ have a Wega LB4700 ,Is it possable to convert a pod machine to take ground coffee. please reply
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Posted Mon Oct 14, 2013, 11:19am
Subject: Re: convert lavazza blue capsule loader to ground coffee
 

Some ground coffee machines can be adapted to take pods but I don't think that machine can be adapted to take coffee rather than the pods it was designed for. It takes a redesign of the group head and at least a different basket in the portafilter, sometimes a new portafilter is need.

On machines designed for ground coffee, SOME makers offer a plate that screws into the group head to make the machine take pods. If the group head is designed for pods, it is the wrong shape for ground coffee.

 
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