I'll make sure and have a look on Sunday when I get home and let you know. Here's what I can tell you from my close examination:stefano65 wrote:Nicholas are you sure the lever is bent and not only the normally swivel position on the ball stuck because of the counter nut is too tight?
before I'll send your parts order out ( thank you by the way) try to loosen the counter nut and see
the lever front shaft it's so short in the new style that it's hard for me to imagine that it got bent
let me know
1. The valves feel perfect. They operate as new when the machine is on and up to pressure... tight, but easy and smooth, and securely in place (no bouncing/jiggling around, like the display model T1 at Williams Sonoma near my house). I'm almost afraid to take them apart, they feel so nice.
2. There's a nick in the tightening nut that the ball valve sits in where the lever was slammed against it and bent against it.
I am pretty sure, judging by how the machine came shipped, the condition of the box, and the position of the levers when it arrived (stuck inwards towards the grouphead and the driptray) that the machine was rested on its side in the box and the weight of the machine pressed down on the levers against the tightening nut.
I will try to get a better picture of it when I get home, but for now that's what I know. Are those symptoms consistent with overtightening, or can I rule it out?
By the way, thanks to Stefano for helping me troubleshoot my machine, his day job, not only on vacation, but on Christmas morning... Thank you Stefano. I hope you enjoy the rest of the day and your holiday.