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Posted Sun Feb 28, 2010, 11:47pm
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instructions? advice? ive had my machine for about months and have just been wiping the screen and running water through the group head
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Posted Mon Mar 1, 2010, 3:09am
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ridefisher03 Said:

instructions? advice? ive had my machine for about months and have just been wiping the screen and running water through the group head

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See http://www.coffeeco.com.au/pl041frothing_Milk.html .

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Posted Mon Mar 1, 2010, 8:57am
Subject: Re: Backflushing lelit pl041?
 

You need a backflush disk or better, a backflush basket Some sort of detergent (optional, highly recommended) and probably an old toothbrush, or group head cleaning brush.

  • Insert disk or basket into your PF.
  • Lock in just like you were going to pull a shot.
  • Flip the espresso switch, wait ~10 seconds.
  • Turn off the espresso switch. Wait 10 seconds. Do these last two steps a few times.

If you are using a detergent (Cafiza) put a small amount in the basket prior to all of the above. After flushing a few times with detergent, wash out the basket, and flush a few times with water. You may also want to run the group for a few seconds with no PF to get any additional detergent out.

Afterwards, clean the screen and gasket with a brush, pull a break in shot and you're done.

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