Posted Sun Jan 22, 2012, 3:13pm Subject: rebuilding Saeco Espresso Classico
I'm rebuilding my Saeco Espresso Classico with new: - stainless lower boiler half - stainless boiler valve and group gasket - filter holder blocking ring - filter screen and all the O-ring's and gaskets.
I'm also adding the Silvia steam wand (with a lot of help from forum topic here on coffeegeek)
I'm having trouble getting the Boiler gasket to seat properly. The new one seems to slip out of place when tightening the upper and lower boiler halfs together. I've tried going really slow, tightening each bolt a little at a time, but it still slipped in towards the boiler. I tried submersing the new gasket in boiling water before to help it sit in place, but that didn't work. I then just used the old gasket and was very careful placing everything together and tightening. This actually held up while priming the machine, but the gasket blew out when pulling a shot.
My question is, should I be using gasket sealant or something similar? or am I doing something else wrong?
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