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saborcafe
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Posted Sat Nov 23, 2013, 10:53pm
Subject: Restoring Nuova Simonelli Mac 2000V
 

Hello everybody,
I recently picked up this machine and I am currently trying to bring it back to life. So far the I have to replace the pressure gauge and the shower head diffuser. I was trying to remove the shower head (I think that's how it is called) and I cannot figure out how to do this. I cracked it trying to remove it and it still will not come out. It is surrounded by what looks to be a gasket but it is too hard to be a dry rotted rubber gasket in my opinion.
I looked at the part diagram for my machine and it is not of much help. The problem is that I have no idea of what I am missing since the machine did not even come with a portafilter. Can anybody shed any light on this? Thanks.

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Posted Sat Nov 23, 2013, 10:55pm
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More Pics.

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Posted Sun Nov 24, 2013, 3:14am
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Would you point out, on the pictures, what you are asking about?
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Posted Sun Nov 24, 2013, 4:25am
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that looks like a pod style breaker plate
with screw removed there is nothing but accumulated what ever holding it in place
if the machine heats up place a porta filter with blind basket filled with water in the group
when all is warm should break loose ,  or a short sharp shock  [tap with hammer]

I couldn't seek a crack in the photo
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Posted Sun Nov 24, 2013, 12:59pm
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I am sorry, but the size restrictions for pictures on our forum are kind of tight. lol

Below I have marked the area where it cracked while I was trying to pry it off with a screw driver.

The black rim looks to be a gasket but it is hard as a rock and it deforms like lead when I scratch it with the screw driver. (it is obviously not lead but feels like it).

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Posted Sun Nov 24, 2013, 1:07pm
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plindy Said:

that looks like a pod style breaker plateroup
with screw removed there is nothing but accumulated what ever holding it in place
if the machine heats up place a porta filter with blind basket filled with water in the group
when all is warm should break loose ,  or a short sharp shock  [tap with hammer]

I couldn't seek a crack in the photo

Posted November 24, 2013 link

Could you elaborate on what a " pod style breaker plate" is?

I tried using my bezzera portafilter (58mm) and it feels very loose, I believe this is due the fact that I am probably missing a bunch of gaskets.

I am just afraid of using more force because as you can see I already cracked something that was working properly. I have attached a picture of what the group head should look like, even though to me is different.

Thank you for the replies so far.

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Posted Sun Nov 24, 2013, 7:03pm
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So I finally got courage and removed the parts using a punch. Attached is the picture with the order of parts as I removed them. The diagram obviously shows something different, specifically the nut looking thing (has no threads and I believe it is called a diffuser) and the other part is a bigger shower screen as the one I have is smaller.

My question now is, what kind of setup did this machine had? What is a rig or meant for pods or something along those lines?

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Posted Sun Nov 24, 2013, 8:05pm
Subject: Re: Restoring Nuova Simonelli Mac 2000V
 

The machine is current set up for pods. You will need to change the dispersion screen and the shower screen (the first two items from the right). And, of course, the gasket.

Have a look at Click Here (www.home-barista.com) It has large, clear pictures of the pod and the ground coffee set ups.
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Posted Sun Nov 24, 2013, 8:18pm
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fnacer Said:

The machine is current set up for pods. You will need to change the dispersion screen and the shower screen (the first two items from the right). And, of course, the gasket.

Have a look at Click Here (www.home-barista.com) It has large, clear pictures of the pod and the ground coffee set ups.

Posted November 24, 2013 link

Thanks for link. It all makes sense now, I will now order the correct parts. Thank you!
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Posted Thu Nov 28, 2013, 7:27am
Subject: Re: Restoring Nuova Simonelli Mac 2000V
 

You and I are "brothers in arms", as I'm about to restore a Mac 200V as well!  It looks like mine was also converted to a pod and I need to change it back. If you've already gotten the parts list for converting it back, would you mind sharing? If not, I'm sure I can throw something together.

Good luck!
-Maddy
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