Sweet! And yes you should get the bottomless PF to go with it. Often with a bottomless - unless it was chopped from a spouted Bezzera PF - you really need to crank it on tight, and it will end up pointing off to the right 5 0r 10 degrees. Otherwise they will leak a bit from around the seal...they may not fit as perfectly as the stock PF.
What grinder are you thinking about upgrading to? I ended up finding a nice deal on a vario here on CG buy/sell forum.
The folks at idrink coffee seem nice, i have talked to them about searching for a part when i couldn't get it from my seller here in the states.
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Espresso: Kim Lever, Bezzera BZ07 Grinder: Vario
Posted Thu Mar 28, 2013, 4:48am Subject: Re: three way solenoid
Hello Friends, I am hunting for some parts for my BZ07 - what I need is the nucleus/spring for inside the plunger tube in the three way valve assembly. The solenoid seems to be working fine, but it looks like the seals on the ends of the nucleus are just a bit dented/worn, so I no longer get the same release of pressure after the shot. With some brands you can buy all the pieces separately, but Bezzera takes a type where you have to buy the entire assembly, including solenoid. I would do that, but the part is on backorder from US and canadian suppliers. So just thought I would put it out there in case anyone has a thought??
And yes you should get the bottomless PF to go with it. Often with a bottomless - unless it was chopped from a spouted Bezzera PF - you really need to crank it on tight, and it will end up pointing off to the right 5 0r 10 degrees. Otherwise they will leak a bit from around the seal...they may not fit as perfectly as the stock PF.
What grinder are you thinking about upgrading to?
I SHOULD have just ripped off the bandaid all at once and got that at the same time, but the sticker-shock barely allowed me to hit 'send' as it was!
Maybe when I get the card down to a managable level again..
It will be cool to watch my shots form, and not have to worry about nasty gunk under the screen (I don't remember to clean my PF as much as I probably should)..
It will be quite a while (2 years?) before I can muster up the courage to upgrade the grinder, unless I run into some 'found' money of some sort between now and then., And when I do I'll get some advice on what the next TRUE step up would be from my PL53 at the time..
What's the P for, in BZ07P?
The Super Jolly and the new Vario W seems to garner alot of talk..
Made 2 espressos, both gushers.. Need to grind finer, I guess.. Hope that's it.. Also have to see how much to dose.. Will try the nickel and dime trick tomorrow (well, there is a screw there, so can just use that)..
Not sure why I can't get the PF to 90 degrees, though..
Just needs to be worked in?
It is possible you are putting too much coffee in, that can make it hard to get the PF on correctly. But if that was the case you would likely have gotten some leaking around the seal during extraction. So yeah it is probably just new, and you do may need to crank it on with a bit more force. But it doesn't need to sit at 90 degrees, if you are not leaking then don't worry about it.
Im glad to join the bezzera club jajaja. I upgrade from i delonghi 155 to bezzera bz-40(1997model) This is my setup! Hope you like it! Breville smart grinder Comcept art tamper Bz-40pm In the photo album are some photos the red case is before i painted to orange!
Thought I would jump in since I am a relatively new member of the bezzera owners club. Recently picked up a 2001 bz99. After a little love and tinkering, its a machine that I simply cant leave alone, I LOVE IT. Still havnt nailed how to pull a perfect shot, and am waiting on my vario to show up since Rocky seemed to be lagging behind a bit. Other then that, I am really pleased with the machine all the way around and cant say enough about the brand!
Posted Sat May 11, 2013, 5:55am Subject: Re: Bezzera owners thread
Friend of mine owns brand new BZ-07 and Baratza Vario, but he has major issue with overflow. I tried to help out, and I have noticed that when we use blind basket for backflush there was no leak. That was confirmation that gasket is ok. Then I noticed two cuts on portafilter that I have never seen before on any other machine, and understood what is happening: Water goes down to the coffee pack, and part of it backs up beside the basket through the cuts flows out on the sides of portafilter. As temporary solution I added simple rubber band on the basket, and that helps a bit.
Anyone has some good solution for this problem? I guess buying naked portafilter. Or possibly soldering over some thin metal band...
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