nicolella Senior Member Joined: 2 Jun 2008 Posts: 2 Location: Saratoga, NY Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: La Pavoni Romantica-Pro-PG16 Grinder: Baraza Priciso
Posted Fri Jul 19, 2013, 12:00pm Subject: lever issue with La Pavoni Romantica-pro-PG16
Something strange going on. I have had my Romantica for 13 years...I think it is a millenium in that the piston is plastic vs brass. I'm not sure what could have happened but when I raise the lever as far as it will go, I get no water entering the group head. The lever is correctly attached to the group with the higher pin closest to the tank. I checked the piston and it has not unscrewed itself from the piston rod.
I solved the problem by unscrewing a bit the ball which sits atop the group head and thus raising it.....by doing this I increased the upper limit that the lever could go and now have water entering the group head. (I notice that some models, in lieu of the ball, have a domed nut in place of the ball which eliminates the problem since the lever fork passes up with the domed nut not blocking it as the ball does. I could just operate this way but the issue is making me a little nuts...Any ideas?
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