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Posted Thu Sep 26, 2013, 10:00am
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Like this.

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Posted Thu Sep 26, 2013, 4:51pm
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Finished the shims, mounted. Tried with a 72x57x8mm gasket, wasn't water tight. Not sure why it leaks. Noticed that the 8mm gasket is made from a harder rubber. The original gasket is a softer rubber. Anyway, failure. Not sure where to source a gasket to fit this machine. If I find a solution that works I'll let you people know.
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Posted Thu Sep 26, 2013, 6:26pm
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What leaked?  Gasket to PF, or around/between the shims?

 
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Posted Fri Sep 27, 2013, 3:05am
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Difficult to say exactly where, pretty much everywhere around the portafilter. The shims are only there to distance the portafilter from the machine body, but they don't get touched by the portafilter in any way. I suspect that this sort of gasket like I tried needs to be tightly fitted in a groove into which it gets pressed by the portafilter.
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Posted Fri Sep 27, 2013, 10:23am
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The original gasket fits something like this.

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Posted Fri Sep 27, 2013, 10:24am
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The thicker gasket I got, together with the shims, fit (or don't fit) something like this.

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Posted Fri Sep 27, 2013, 7:21pm
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iko Said:

Difficult to say exactly where, pretty much everywhere around the portafilter. The shims are only there to distance the portafilter from the machine body, but they don't get touched by the portafilter in any way. I suspect that this sort of gasket like I tried needs to be tightly fitted in a groove into which it gets pressed by the portafilter.

Posted September 27, 2013 link

Thank you for the drawing/photos. That is what I thought you meant.  I bet that ID and OD need to be fairly close to OEM as you noted.

 
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Posted Mon Oct 21, 2013, 8:57am
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SJM Said:

I will look into that.
It is a good question.

I'll come back soon and let you know what I can do to make it more friendly.

Susan

Posted September 7, 2013 link

Okay, I looked into it and couldn't make the Yahoo Gaggia Users Group any more "open", so....
We made a brand new one.
http://www.gaggiausersgroup.com

Transparency is our new middle name.....:-))))

Susan
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Posted Mon Oct 21, 2013, 10:26am
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SJM Said:

Okay, I looked into it and couldn't make the Yahoo Gaggia Users Group any more "open", so....
We made a brand new one.
http://www.gaggiausersgroup.com

Posted October 21, 2013 link

Well, that's interesting! I completely support the move to a new forum environment, looks to be something along the lines of a vB board...  Much easier to navigate and browse. Although I'm sure some members are quite attached to the old format. (Another forum I drop into on occasion (tiger motorhomes) has gone through about 5 hosting formats over the years, and is still stuck between about 3 of them. )

I'm assuming you'll need members to re-register?
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Posted Mon Oct 21, 2013, 10:56am
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It's a Simple Machines Forum, and yes, registering there is required, but only if you want to post.  Unlike the old site, almost everything else (Parts Diagrams, Owners Manuals, Wiring Diagrams, lots of How To articles) is open for your reading pleasure.
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