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When I run water through my Rancilio Silva it comes out milky. Why?

I always run water through the Rancilio Silva before I make the first coffee of the day. The first couple of shots has a coffee stain, and then it clears up. This morning, it came through milky and continues to do so. What is the problem?

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Rinse the machine with Baking Soda solution (2 to 4 quarts).

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Try backwashing the group with purocaff.
Are you using coffee ground at the store or do you grind just before use?
How fresh is the coffee less than a month or more?
If more than a month(whole beans) it is no longer useful.
If more than a 3 days(ground), that is stale also. It will be very diffucult to get good espresso from that(not impossible, but difficult).

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