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Water not dripping enough

Hi my machine has problems,Ok the water doesnt seem to drip verry well from the pressurize portafilter, it litely drips the water stays in the filter, then i noticed that water was coming out of the screws under where the portafilter is. could this be the g.h gasket?

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Maybe our coffee is to fine of a grind

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