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Stuck filter screen screw on DeLonghi BAR32

I've tried several times to remove the BAR32's boiler outlet filter for cleaning, but the screw doesn't move when I try to unscrew it (see Figure 28 in the user's manual).

Even clamping the screwdriver with a pair of vice-grips to create more unscrewing torque doesn't help.

How can I remove the outlet filter's screw?

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  • ShakeyDog Jan 17, 2008

    I run a large dose of CleanCaf (citric acid) through the whole thing regularly, so it's probably clean. Taking the filter off is probably not all that important, it's just that I want to see how clean it is.

  • ShakeyDog Jan 24, 2008

    If the "coffee taste good you gonna regret playing in there".

    You're probably right, Pierre, so I'll take your advice and leave it alone. Merci ! / Thanks!



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I got a saeco vienna digital i got the same problem that screw jam the same as our i clean the filter with water and air if you whant to try something try to soak in decalcifier it gonna melt the calcium cheers

Posted on Jan 16, 2008

  • pierre laplante Jan 18, 2008

    if our machine work fine coffee taste good you gonna regret playing in there even my saeco salement told me it better not remove that hope it help cheers



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