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Baby Gaggia making a bitter brew, help!

My old Baby Gaggia is making really bitter coffee. It started when the drip slowed right down and stopped one day at which time I cleaned it with a proper descaling tablets and rinsed it as advised plus some. It seems to not have a tight seal at the basket, a little bit comes out no matter how tight I get it, would that be the cause? I'm stumped and I miss the delicious coffee it used to brew....oh I miss it:(

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Have you tried backwashing, then removing the shower and screen from the grouphead to make sure that there is no coffee buildup on the screen.
As for the leak around the portafilter, the group gasket needs to be replaced,

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