Red dot on new Silvia...

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jonbauer

#1: Post by jonbauer »

See the red dot on the metallic surface above the portafilter? What's that?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonbauer/320725687/

- Thanx
- Jon

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HB
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#2: Post by HB »

It's the portafilter's "please stop, that's too tight" mark.
Dan Kehn

jonbauer

#3: Post by jonbauer »

Ah, gotya. Hm - I just tighen it until it's about 90 degrees from the unit... When it's snug, I stop. Is that correct?

- Jon

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#4: Post by Compass Coffee » replying to jonbauer »

Snug and no leak during shot, tight enough and good to go.
Mike McGinness, Head Bean (Owner/Roast Master)
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#5: Post by HB »

I'm with Mike. At one time I had the bad habit of gorilla tightening, then realized that snug is enough. The gaskets will last longer too.
Dan Kehn

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#6: Post by Everman »

It sure seems to be way far too the right, is it even possible to tighten it that far?

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#7: Post by HB »

Mine tightened past the red dot after a few years...
Dan Kehn