Question about Stainless Coffee Makers & Espresso Machines
I tried taking apart the machine to clean it by taking the stainless steel filter off and cleaning it and back flushing the machine, and it still does not seem to be pulling a shot correctly. The shots are pulling slowly and they are a dark black, even though they have the correct volume.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Astra Mega II <----Need help!
The left grouphead sounds like a different problem than the right group head. For the left grouphead, I would start by replacing the group electro-valve. With hard water, this can cause the valve to remain in the closed position even though the water pump is running.
For the right group head, I would want to see this happen. Usually, if the gaskets haven't been replaced in a while (if you are busy, your 'while' may be quicker than others), I would evaluate the condition of the rubber gasket. I would also look at whether you are tamping too much espresso grounds into the portafilter. This can cause a similar symptom as a bad gasket.
Posted on Sep 13, 2008
SOURCE: cleaning the filter
Yes to get the clean filter light to go off, you have to clean filter, put back in the machine, and hold down the power button for 3 secs to reset it. the clean filter light will go off!
Posted on Sep 17, 2008
go to this link - read the whole thing - hopefully it will fix yours.
Posted on Oct 27, 2008
jejones is right. try a coarser grind. it still makes great espresso, especially if you really pack a lot of ground coffee into the filter basket. Just make sure it is a bit coarser than you would normally use for machines without the dual wall filter basket.
Posted on Dec 02, 2008
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