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The axle (?) that fits into the brew group seems to be struggling

When I turn the machine on, it's self test seems to go much much slower than usual. It sounds like it's struggling almost to a grinding sound. It will make espresso but the puck chamber (?) doesn't fully go back under the grounds chute so ground fall down into the brew group and catch tray.

I thought it was the brew group but used a screw driver to turn it on with the door open and the brew group in and out and it seems like it's excruciatingly slow self testing and getting ready.

Is it possible the crenallated axle (?) needs lubricating? I'm pretty handy and pretty much took the brew group apart and lube it and put it back together based on the specs I downloaded.

Any ideas?

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The lubrication goes on the brew unit, there may be grounds on the rails and around the chamber where the large O-ring is located.

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