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  1. New Members Section
    so again - I am new, only been making coffee in a mokka for a short while and have watched oodles of videos and one thing keeps being split into yes and no but with the exception of a chappie cleaning a really really yukky one, no helpful hints. to begin with, using my supermarket or generic...
  2. Gaggia Forum
    I've never changed the group gasket on my Classic in the last 5 years due to intermittent use. Now i'm pulling 10-15 shots a week I'm wondering if i should change it? There's no leaking but original gasket does feel a bit tough, the portafilter locks at about 5 o'clock. If i do change should...
  3. Fracino Forum
    Hi all My Cherub began leaking from portafilter/group head so thought it needed a group gasket change. I bought a Cafelat 8.5mm one and the one in the machine is 8.5 also so that matches. I removed old and put in new one but the shower screen does not stay in by itself anymore so I had to...
  4. Introductions
    Hi all In the process of fixing and old Giada and seeking for good place to get spares. Gaskets mainly. Found a few german dealers but they dont supply items abroad. Hopefully get some pointers from here. "If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some...
  5. Fracino Forum
    Hi! So I'm a new user of Fracino Cherub. If you followed my story you'll see that I have a cherub in a terrible state, but somewhat still functional. I'm just getting used to it these days, we'll see how it goes. I have a few questions that I'm not getting quite right. I need to change the...
  6. Coffee Lounge
    Can I start by saying my previous machine was a second hand baby gaggia, this was the first time I had changed a group gasket and it was totally cemented to the machine so I was very surprised at how easy a relatively new gasket can be removed. Anyway, I've had this machine for 9 weeks and this...
  7. Technical | Faults | How-to's
    I thought I'd quickly fit one of MrShades' PID to pimp, sorry: mod my classic a bit. However, I quickly found out that the gods of espresso machines have a wicked sense of humour! Here's my tale so far: I opened the machine, marked the connections and took the boiler out. "That was easy"...
  8. Gaggia Forum
    Hi All, I've just changed the head gaskets in my gaggia, when pulling a few shots afterwards, water is dripping around the side of the group head in a similar manner to the worn out one. I got the gasket from happy donkey and is a official gaggia part. However it did come with a 1 mm round of...
  9. Gaggia Forum
    I recently changed the brew head gasket and it's a much tighter fit for sure but it's got to the point I can hardly get the wretched thing in at all. It's OK if I put the pf in when the machine is cold but I have to turn it off and allow it to cool down again before I can get it back out again...
  10. Coffee Accessories
    Hey all, just wondered if anyone could recommend a lubricant or a retailer who sells grease that is suitable for a group head gasket replacement? my usual supplier is out of stock and I am doing my quarterly service in the coming weeks. Thanks!
  11. Gaggia Forum
    Hi all, I've got a friend at work who's got a Gaggia Cubika (74511 model) and he's looking to replace the gasket seal. Does anyone know if the Blue Cafelat seals will fit? (https://www.coffeehit.co.uk/cafelat-e61-8-5mm-silicon-gasket.html) Cheers Luke
  12. Technical | Faults | How-to's
    Hi, the video shows the repair of a Saeco Odea Go. When making a coffee, the machine is losing water in the drip tray and the ground is too ground. The video demonstrates how to clean the brewing unit thoroughly and how to replace the gasket at the piston and the nozzle: The video has a...
  13. Expobar Forum
    Hello all I'm using the standard portafilter on my Expobar Leva. The portafilter has never locked in a 6 o'clock... more like 7! Never thought anymore about it until today. Just moved onto a new bag of coffee and dosed 18g, locked into machine and it felt a bit tight... took the PF back out...
  14. Coffee Lounge
    I bought a Cremina 2002 from this forum a couple of years ago, and have been enjoying it very much since then. I use it for one espresso daily, sometimes a bit more. In 2 years, I've had to replace some wiring (which was dodgy when I bought it), and the power switch (because the light stopped...
  15. Gaggia Forum
    Hey CoffeeForums, Just a post to confirm that the Cafelat Blue 8.5mm E61 Gasket fits the Classic perfectly. Much better than the original though that may be down to the fact it was perished. I found the cheapest provider was CoffeeHit at just £1.82 each for the gasket! Tobie.
  16. Technical | Faults | How-to's
    I couldnt get a replacement brewhead gasket for my Dualit Espressivo as its 'out of stock' on their website -part No 05509 - and only available with the shower head for £12.50 elsewhere, from a possibly dodgy 3rd party. Very annoying as this wears every time you insert or remove the filter...
  17. Gaggia Forum
    I couldn't change the gasket so took it to a local catering equipment maintenance company. They managed to replace it. I tried everything. Just wouldn't budge. i cannot back flush as the group heat gets stuck and hot water only comes out of two of the four holes. Whilst I'm looking to get an...
  18. Rancilio Forum
    Are you supposed to change the group gasket regularly? Or is it OK to only change if there is a leakage or problem? I have a Silvia V3 and had it already many years and never changed the gasket. I don't have any problems just wondering if I should change it more often. On ebay I can see two...
  19. Coffee Accessories
    As the title indicates, does anybody know which size Cafelat Silicon Gasket fits the Nuova Simonelli Musica grouphead? Thanks in advance!
  20. Quick Mill Forum
    Need to take off the group head shower screen on a Verona. Any advice please, on the best way to do this. I am anxious not to cause any damage, to the grouphead obviously, but also to the screen and gasket, for they are both still serviceable. Once removed, the screen will be replaced with an...
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