After doing a backflush with Cafiza my E61 felt a little stiff. I normally just wait a day or so and it smoothes out from the coffee oils. However, I decided to try to lubricate it since I have had the machine for over a year. Unfortunately, I didn't pay attention when I was taking the handle off and now am not exactly sure where the lock washer is supposed to go in the reassembly procedure.
Does someone know for sure the sequence? I looked for instructions and videos and found a couple of things that show basic E61 reassembly. However, the M58 version seems slightly different.
Essentially, my question is, does the lock washer go on right before putting the handle back on the cam shaft or does it go on earlier in the reassembly process? Thanks for any help you can provide.
Moral of the story--be more careful when taking these things apart and don't do it at midnight