Well I tested the group head selenoid and that was not the problem. So I then tested the flowmeter by turning the power off and the water pressure off, opening it up removing the vane, and then turning the water pressure slowly on. The plus side of the flowmeter should jet out water. It did and it gets water everywhere! If it doesn't you need to stick a paper clip in the hole on the plus side to free up the clog. I did that anyway just in case. Next up is the CTS injector fitting. GEC told me that this part also gets clogged easily. Its AS237 fromhttp://www.espressoparts.com/DivinaBoilerGasComponents
It was so bad that I couldn't see any light through it. And I had just descaled this part too. The hole is so little that a paper clip is too wide. You need a very thin needle and only the tip will make it through. Poke around and in and out to clear the debris. I put it all back together and fired up the brew and it worked great....so great that I finally had my first shot of espresso. My own roast of a Colombian SO from Narino. YUMMMY!!!!! I had the same coffee out of my Silvia 30mins prior and the difference in taste is incredible. So much more creamy and sweet.
Now that we've got a working machine I need a place for it in my house. So back to my question from a few posts up...Can I split the heating element's coils and power each coil from a different outlet?