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Astra Mega II <----Need help!

Hi!
I work at a busy coffee house in Honaunau Hawaii. We have a Astra Mega II espresso machine that we keep super clean and makes great espresso!
We recently had our Repair guy leave the Island. And we are having some problems with our machine. The right group head leaks when a shot is pulled. and the Left side is not working at all. No water is coming out. Is it possibly a gasket?? Is this something I'll be able to fix on my own?
Please help!!

Mahalo!
Francesca-

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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.


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I had the same problem with mine so I removed the front cover and cleaned the calcium build up off the nozzle. It takes a little disassembling of the the nozzle but it solved my slow dripping.

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