I've tried that of course.erik82 wrote:There's a much easier fix. This just means the seals are out of lube. Turn the machine off and wait for 10 minutes pull the lever all the way down so that the piston is in the upper position. Remove the shower screen and lube the inside of the cylinder. Move the lever up and down a couple of times and your done. Removing the whole piston is for large maintenance but for just lubing the piston this works best and is much easier.
But most of what you put on is scraped down by the seals .Which they should do if they are in good sworking order.
Just pull that group out.Piece of cake.10 minute job. I 've done it at least 10 times on my Strega.Easy-peasy.