Question about Nuova Simonelli Microbar Espresso Machine
My ECM Giotto is 3 years old and recently started leakin. I called the place where I bought it and they suggested it might need new gaskets around the group. I received them but have no idea how to remove the old one which has become very hard. I am not mechanical and do not want to do any damage. Please help.
I tend to remove the screw holding the shower plate to the group.
Take off the shower plate, and the metal diffuser (a round heavy metal piece) should come off with it.Sometimes this needs a little encouragement with a screwdriver..:)
Take a long thin screwdriver, and place it on the old gasket in the group.A few taps with a hammer (TAPS, not hard), and the old gasket should break.You should be able to prise out the gasket now, but it may take some moving if its been there a while.
Give the group gasket area a clean, i like wire wool for this.
Put your new gasket in the group and press upwards until it slots in.Some take more pressing than others.
Try the handle in the group to make sure everythings ok.
If the handle does not fit, the gasket is not in correctly.
Then replace the diffuser and shower plate and test.
Hope this helps..:)
Posted on May 08, 2009
You can get seals here
Posted on Jun 02, 2008
Go to coffeegeek (dot) com and do a search for gasket replacement...they will tell you EXACTLY how to do this. This is an EASY fix! (Good Luck)
Posted on Nov 01, 2007
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