Squeaky brew lever on E61 machine (ECM Classika)

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whitedime
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Postby whitedime » Jul 25, 2016, 9:16 pm

Is this a part that requires lubrication of any kind ? this machine is less than two months old and upon pulling a shot the lever is a bit tougher to move all of a sudden and it squeaks.

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Randy G.
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Postby Randy G. » Jul 26, 2016, 12:41 am

For more detail on the E-61 group, see these two articles on my website:
How-To 18 - Simple Lubrication of the E-61 Group <-- squeak
How-To 19 - Overhauling and Lubricating the E-61 Group
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http://www.EspressoMyEspresso.com

AcidRain
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Postby AcidRain » Jul 28, 2016, 7:09 am

Yes it is. The links provided by Randy will help you out.

It can be worst or accelerated by chemical backflushes.