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Posted Thu Aug 29, 2013, 10:39am
Subject: Cleaning group head on a Lady Silvia.
 

Looks like there is a center screw that holds the dispersion screen, where the disp. screen is where the water drips out of the grouphead.  Can I take that off and inspect?  Also, I have crud buildup in the groove that the portafilter locks into.  I/ve brushed it and paper toweled it several time during ownership, but it certainly is not real clean.  Is there a disassembly for that?  And is that even supposed to get dirty?  Can't tell if it is in the pressure/coffee zone or on the other side.  Seems to me it would be NOT on the coffee side, thus not get dirty.  I'm a first month user and going through a learning curve.  I just discovered the back pressure pipe that dumps into the drip tray.  I did not even know it existed until I found a diagram today....thanks to this site!
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Posted Thu Aug 29, 2013, 11:17am
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There are lots of videos showing how to clean silvia's on youtube.  It is easier to see than the tell you.  Search gasket replacement as well as you have to take the screen off to get to the gasket.

 
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Posted Thu Aug 29, 2013, 1:55pm
Subject: Re: Cleaning group head on a Lady Silvia.
 

Coffeenoobie Said:

There are lots of videos showing how to clean silvia's on youtube.  It is easier to see than the tell you.  Search gasket replacement as well as you have to take the screen off to get to the gasket.

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Right on! Youtube has great info.  Thnx
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