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erik_hammarlund
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Joined: 20 Jul 2004
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Location: Martha's Vineyard, MA
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Espresso: X5
Grinder: Nuova MCI doserless
Drip: Braun / bodum press
Posted Tue Nov 5, 2013, 6:35pm
Subject: OK. New (to me) Astoria CK.   Now what?  Help!
 

YAHOO!!! I now have a new (used) CK with insides that look like they've never been touched.  (Obviously it was run on line pressure, not through the reservoir)

The same isn't true for the group.  It  looks like the last person actually left some grounds in there.  So I assume that the best way is to take apart the group head on down, soak everything in cleaner, and reassemble.  At that point it seems like it'd be worth it to replace the gaskets.

Am I right?  Is that the correct thing to do?  I have found the manual online, and it shows an exploded group head, but it doesn't describe how to disassemble it.   Is it as simple as removing the large nut (the "distribution group cap," according to the Astoria manual) and it will come apart?   Where can I find replacement gaskets?  Should I plan on replacing the "group filter" while I"m at it?

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erik_hammarlund
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Location: Martha's Vineyard, MA
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Espresso: X5
Grinder: Nuova MCI doserless
Drip: Braun / bodum press
Posted Wed Nov 6, 2013, 9:38am
Subject: Re: OK. New (to me) Astoria CK.   Now what?  Help!
 

espressoparts.com helped me find the right gaskets.  So you can ignore this request (or delate it, if you're a mod...)
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