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Filter basket sticking in the group head

In the past few weeks, my filter basket has been sticking in the group head and not coming down with the handle. It is getting increasingly difficult to remove it - as if it is tightly sealed against the rubber gasket.

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It sounds like the solenoid is not discharging after a coffee is made, try back washing machine with purocaff. If the soap comes out of the small pipe on the right and dumps into the drain tray you are back in business if not you might to clear the pipe.

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Perform a full descale. Take out the water reservoir and remove the Anti-calc filter. Put in 500ml (1 pint) water with 3-4 tablespoons of white vinegar (or apple cider vinegar). Put the water canister back in, the turn on the machine and press the manual button. Allow half of the liquid to go through, then stop. Leave the machine for about ten minutes, and then run the rest through. Empty the water reservoir and rinse, put back the Anti-Calc filter, put in another 500ml and press the manual button to flush it all through.

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Water gushes out of the group when back washing.


If you replaced the group gasket, then you might want to check the top of the blind filter basket to make sure it has no dents. If you were having the same problem while brewing espresso, I would say carefully remove the gasket and clean the head thoroughly then use a mirror and check to make sure there is no coffee or small pieces of rubber in there then put the gasket back on and try to brew a coffee. Since the problem is only happening when you backwash the only thing different is the basket.

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Making very bitter espresso. I already decalcified it and ran empty tanks through, without success.


Hi. The bitterness you have got is most likely to be dirty group head and shower. Remove the shower and clean with a steel wool. The group handle and filter basket will also have to be cleaned. Sounds like your using a dark oily blend. You cant use different blends unless you clean the group head every time. Same with the grinder. You can not use different blends for grinding. The different blends just cross contaminate, which can make your coffee bitter. Incorrect grind or wrong water tempreture can also make bitter coffee. Running descale does nothing for the coffee taste. Descale only cleans the lime/calcium in the boiler. Coffee does not pass through the boiler. Give your group head and handle a clean, and you should be right. Hope this helps. Dazza

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How do i use cleaning powder


Hi Dont use the cleaning powder yet. Remove the group head shower and clean it with steel wool, then clean the group head where the shower sits with sfeel wool. Remove the filter fron the group handle and clean the under side. Also clean the group handle before you put the filter back in. You shouldn't use powder in these machines, but if you do, you need to put a blind filter (filter with no holes in it)in the group handle. If you dont have a blind filter, you can use foil to cover your filter. When you have done that, you need to add a 1/4 teaspoon of powder into the foil covered basket and lock the handle in the group head. Switch the coffee button on for a few seconds then off again.Domt take handle out yet. Repeat this on/off proceedure 5 or 6 times. Now remove the handle and flush out any powder that is left. Leaving the foil in place, lock the handle back into the group head and repeat the above proceedure. This fushes out any powder residue. Make a coffee and discard. Now your machine has bee back flushed. Again, i do not recomend using powder in these machines. The poder can back flow into the boiler. Just make sure you give it a good flush. If you clean your group head and shower weekly, you'll never need to use powder. Dazza COFFEE MACHINE TECHNICIAN

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I have a Starbucks Sirena - the grounds overflow in the basket while pulling shots, and it drips forever after it's done. When I remove the basket it's a huge mess every time. All the parts seem to be...


it sounds like you need a new group head gasket, or the group head gasket is not installed properly.
If it is a new machine, you probably just need to reseat the group head gasket. If it is a used machine, the gasket is probably worn, they need replacement every 6-12 months.
The Starbucks Sirena is made by Saeco, and is also called the Saeco Sirena.
You can find the group head gasket (brew head gasket), and any other parts from the following:
seattlecoffeegear.com

Here are a few videos of the machine in use:
http://www.youtube.com/SeattleCoffeeGear#p/search/3/6QlOKdAhElI
http://www.youtube.com/SeattleCoffeeGear#p/search/1/U8Lyomhq92Q

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Please try the following:
  • Remove the portafilter and activate the brew switch. Water should stream out of the shower screen. If not you need to clean the group components, or the machine is broken.
    To clean the group components, remove the center screw. The screen should drop down, the dispersion disk may be stuck, you can pry it loose with a flat head screw driver. Soak both of these in a descaling solution.
  • With the group components removed (as above) try brewing, water should stream out of a single hole. If not, you may have a faulty pump, or seals.
  • If water streams out normally, be sure that you are using the single espresso basket. This is the smaller basket that snaps into the portafilter, and has sort of a tulip shape.
  • Your group head gasket may be worn, and will need to be replaced. These need replacement ever 6 months to 12 months, and need to replaced even if the machine is rarely used, because they are made from natural rubber that dries out.
    Replacements can be found at many retailers online, a few are:
    espressocare.com, espressoparts.com, and seattlecoffeegear.com

Mar 02, 2011 | Gaggia Baby Espresso Machine

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We have a new coffee house with new machines. Our rancilio sometimes has water coming out all around the basket when trying to pull a shot. What is causing this?


You need to change the group head gasket. They only last about 1 year and then should be changed. Get 2 because they usually fail on Friday and you have a party on Saturday.
The gaskets get hard from the heat and don’t form to the filter any more so they leak.
When you get the new gasket.
Empty everything out of the machine (water tank, drip tray, etc.) Turn the machine upside down on a towel. This way you can see what your are doing.
Remove the filter screen and diffuser from the brew head. The black O-ring is your gasket. Carefully pry it out. Clean the opening good before you install the new gasket. Insert the gasket with the beveled side down (on the inside edge of the O-ring is the bevel). Once you have the gasket in place, use the portafilter to finish seating the gasket.

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My gr10w bunn coffee maker leaks while using.I think it overflows the filter then leaks down. I use Bunn filters. please help!


If it is leaking out past the filter basket, it can be fron two things- either the basket edges are worn out, and is allowing water to leak past it, or the hole is being partially blocked by scale or caked coffee. in the first case, try replacing the filter basket. In the second case, you can either clean out thr hole or try running a drill bit through it to clear the hole.

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I have a Briel MultiPro espresso maker. When I try to make coffee, water/coffee starts running over the edge of the basket and it "spurts" coffee and grounds after a few seconds.


The group head gasket needs to be cleaned or replaced. First get a brush and clean put the head, then insert back wash filter(basket with no holes) in portafilter, make sure that it is seated properly(atleast 90° angle with machine), then run the head if nothing leaks around the portafilter the gasket is fine, if it leaks then replace the gasket. Make sure that you press the stop button before removing the back wash filter.

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Sounds like you might have coffee oil build up. I would suggest soaking the Brew Head Screen and filter holder in a coffee oil remover by www.urnex.com or dezcal. Remove the screw if your filter basket has one. For home use it would be good to clean this every week or so. You can email me for more info: irene@smithagy.net. You also might just try purchasing a new filter basket (along with cleaning the Brew head screen and new basket).
Further technical info can be found at:
Electra-Craft
41 Woodbine St
Bergenfield NJ 07621
phone 201-439-1700
fax 201-439-1701
info@electra-craft.com
www.electra-craft.com

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