Reasnor Senior Member Joined: 3 Apr 2002 Posts: 66 Location: Waterloo, IA Expertise: I live coffee
Espresso: Nuova Simonelli Appia Grinder: Mazzer Super Jolly, Baratza... Vac Pot: Yama Drip: Technivorm Roaster: Popcorn Popper, SC/GG
Posted Thu May 13, 2004, 8:50am Subject: Water by-passing dispersion screen...(help)
I posted this message on alt.coffee as well, but thought the responses might be quicker here. Thanks!
I recently visited a church that has a coffee shop located in it. I was asked to make coffee there for a function coming up so I inspected the machine ahead of time. It is a GrindMaster espresso machine with some problems. The biggest one, that I've noticed so far, is that though a little water comes through the dispersions screen, most of the water seems to come from the grouphead gasket area. I want to try and fix this problem before I use their equipment. Any ideas on what the problem is? Could it be the gaskets? Any help would be appreciated. At the very worst, I'll bring my Oscar to do the job. Thanks in advance.
Woody Senior Member Joined: 26 Jan 2004 Posts: 612 Location: Hood River, OR Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: La Spaziale Vivaldi I Grinder: Mazzer Major Vac Pot: Hoover Drip: yuck Roaster: Behmor
Posted Thu May 13, 2004, 10:25am Subject: Re: Water by-passing dispersion screen...(help)
In the location you describe (probably many different users) it's hard to say if it gets regular cleaning. The dispersion screen could be pretty dirty. You'll need to take it off to check and clean and probably replace the gasket in the process.
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