chuckcoffee wrote: Keeping the blind basket at point of use reminds me on the weekly backflush
If you're referring to a weekly detergent
back flush do you lubricate after each time? If not please do yourself a favor and read this article/how to on E61 maintenance and lubrication. E61 Lubrication
First few years I had my Bricoletta I didn't know and detergent back flushed regularly, without properly lubricating after, and ended up replacing the lower pin not once but twice in about a 5 year span before I learned my lesson.