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Posted Fri Oct 9, 2009, 10:43am
Subject: ODD thing happened this morning.
 

No big deal really but I have pulled at least a thousand doubles with this machine since I bought it but this is the first time I have had this happen!

What happened? Well, I had just finished back flushing with soap and had finished the rinse shots then I turned to make a sink shot of espresso to finish cleaning the group head and when I pulled the PF off the group head, there was NO puck in it!

I have been using these beans for a long time (well not these EXACT beans but the blend) and the shot pulled right, 16G grounds 32 seconds and the shot looked very tasty but I resisted the urge to drink it.

Anyway, the whole solid puck was stuck to the group head :O A quick jab with the chopstick and down it came intact but I have been using this basket, beans, grind for a long time and this was a first.

Like I said, no big thing but it did shake up the morning a little :P

 
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Posted Fri Oct 9, 2009, 11:19am
Subject: Re: ODD thing happened this morning.
 

The very same thing happened to me today. I'm not very coordinated before my first cup. So I figured I had knocked the portafilter against the grouphead as I was putting it in.

Either that or some unknown force had caused the puck to levitate at exactly 8:47am Mountain time.
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Posted Fri Oct 9, 2009, 10:44pm
Subject: Re: ODD thing happened this morning.
 

calblacksmith Said:

Anyway, the whole solid puck was stuck to the group head :O A quick jab with the chopstick and down it came intact but I have been using this basket, beans, grind for a long time and this was a first.

Posted October 9, 2009 link

Happens routinely to me with the beans I use most (Arturo's espresso blend from Viva Java in Richmond). I just put the portafilter back under there and pull it just a bit toward me and the puck drops into the basket. Obviously the screen needs a good flush after every shot.
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Posted Fri Oct 9, 2009, 11:41pm
Subject: Re: ODD thing happened this morning.
 

Its happened once to me before... I have no clue why... Maybe at the exact moment i lowered the brew lever, the was a slight power spike, and gave the 3-way valve just a little more "oomph"

I know... that sounds ridiculous, and obviously isn't what happened... but compared to the other reasons I came up with, THAT was the most sane of them all.

 
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Posted Sat Oct 10, 2009, 5:56am
Subject: Re: ODD thing happened this morning.
 

Ive been having the same problem myself latelly,I think Jmanespresso might be on to something,Ill give it a good backflush and see if that helps.

By the way Jmanespresso ,whats the deal with the 1rst line advertisment ?or is it a Mazzor ad?

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Posted Sat Oct 10, 2009, 9:31pm
Subject: Re: ODD thing happened this morning.
 

Earlds,

Its not an advertisement for 1stLine Equipment, nor is it an Ad for Mazzer Luigi SRL.  I have no affiliation with either company whatsoever.  Ive done business with 1stLine, and own a Mazzer Major, but past that, Im not associated with them, nor am I advertising them.

Merely something I read which I found encouraging, and felt it would be wrong to not give credit where credit is due.  Nothing more, nothing less.

IMPHO, 1stLineEquipment is a great equipment vendor, and Mazzer is a phenomenal grinder manufacturer.

 
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Posted Mon Oct 12, 2009, 7:04am
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Seen this happen at least two times.
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Posted Mon Oct 12, 2009, 11:37am
Subject: Re: ODD thing happened this morning.
 

This happens because you overdosed.  The puck expands during extraction and if it presses against the screen, it's probably going to stick.  It's an indication that you need to leave more headspace.
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