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When running the machine for a shot of espresso I get water leaking into it. It's a Rancilio Silvia, this occurs with every shot. All I've done is clean the machine.

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Time for a new group head gasket and probably all the recommended preventative maintenance.
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Posted on Sep 22, 2010

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