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Hi, My la pavoni is quite clogged and water is no longer coming through in a shower when I rinse through (ie. when no coffee attachment fitted). this in turn makes coffee come out very slowly and sometimes I now need to lift lever twice to get one shot of coffee. I would like to take it apart however I can't figure out how to. Do you have a link to a manual that I could download which shows how to do a full clean/service on the machine? Much appreciated. Hugh

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SOURCE: Cleaning La Pavoni Burr Coffee Grinder

You'll need to remove the hopper and grind out all the beans. Then, with the lock tab depressed (if it has one), unscrew the grind adjusting collar out of the body. Once it's out, there are three screws (sometimes only two) holding each burr. Remove screws and separate the burrs. Clean away!
Be very careful putting it back together so that you don't cross-thread the collar into the body. Clean threads can help this.
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Make sure your filter is clean.

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SOURCE: Clogged shower disc

We have the same machine -- the Italian grocer who sells us our coffee recommended the following and it worked really well for us:

use a blowtorch -- we have one of those kitchen ones for creme brulee and the like -- however, you will notice slight blackening of the disc -- otherwise the disc is fine. Shine the disc in the light to ensure all holes clear. Blast it again if necessary -- gets hot so ensure you have protected your hands etc...

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This problem could occur due to to two problems.

1)Blockages in the valves.There are many valves present that will cause this issue.
When it is blocked due to dust particles it will block the flow.Check in the the diagram of how
to separate the La Pavoni.Apply some air pressure at the valve knob endings and the flow turnings.

2)Piston may to block the flow.So take it clean and place it properly.

Here is the parts diagram which will help you take apart the La Pavoni.

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