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tvguit
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Posted Sat May 19, 2012, 8:51am
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Well, I never figured out what that button did but I'm not too worried about it.  Now I am on to the new Procon pump.  This machine doesn't come with any kind of gauge so I am just going by touch (hardly scientific).  

I bought a refurbished pump because the old one was siezed.  The pump probably came pre-adjusted but I messed with because honestly, I don't know what I am doing.  I thought it had a bit more pressure behind it so I tried to adjust it to where I thought it should be (only about a turn or two out).  When I start to pull a shot, there is no 5 seconds before it comes out.  It's almost instant no matter how hard I tamp.  Should I also adjust the 3 way solenoid at the group head?  I had to take the nut off to clean the small passages in the grouphead and I wasn't sure if that nut should be tight or adjusted properly.  Thanks for all your help.
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Posted Sat May 19, 2012, 9:22am
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Also, it seems like half through a shot it starts to foam and bubble out of the basket.  I can see it foam and create almost a thick cone which doesn't really look like the nice syrupy crema that I would like to see.
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