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dqts
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Posted Mon Oct 8, 2012, 2:16pm
Subject: Rancilio s20 midi de 8 second shot
 

Finally got this rancilio s20 running with a water line and everything after I've had it for 2mos without using it.

The problem I'm having is I'm pulling 8 second shots
I've had an expobar, la pavoni etc and know how to pull shots latte art etc
I'm getting water out the side of the portafilter but the brew gasket looks fine
Anyone have difficulty getting a longer shot on these large rancilios?
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Posted Mon Oct 8, 2012, 2:41pm
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if water is coming out of the side of a portafilter I would replace the gasket no matter what it looked like unless it was unclean.  You can try cleaning it but if this continues I would replace it..

 
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Espresso: Rancilio S20 midi de
Grinder: Cunill Brasil, Capresso...
Vac Pot: bodum 8 cup
Drip: Chemex, kyoto
Roaster: us roaster corp 1 lb
Posted Thu Oct 11, 2012, 10:18pm
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I figured I should replace them anyway.
I am now getting a good 25ish second shot
I tried different beans and kept adjusting the grind
But I'm not sure what the exact variable was that got it there.

The problem I'm now having is when the shots are this long the machine makes a loud
Noise kind of screeching noise and ive noticed there is a lot of back flush water coming out the drain.

Is this normal?
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