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Kaffee Bitte

#1: Post by Kaffee Bitte »

Well got the group rebuilt easily enough. Then flipped it on to pull a test shot. It came to temp but the steam release never stopped hissing. I assume I need to change that gasket too.
Lynn G.
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drgary
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#2: Post by drgary »

Here's a trick learned from Christopher Cara. Use something softer than the metal, say a wooden mallet. Give it a rap, not a hard blow. It'll likely stop hissing, as easy as that.
Gary
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Kaffee Bitte (original poster)

#3: Post by Kaffee Bitte (original poster) »

I will give it a try but I have a feeling it's gonna need replaced. I have had this machine since 2008 and have not serviced the opv once. Seems past due
Lynn G.
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#4: Post by drgary »

The OPV can get stuck. The other thing you can do is check the mushroom and spring and tighten the bolt. I'm suggesting tapping the bolt itself in case you've got a scale buildup. If so, descale. When the tap works, it's instant.
Gary
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