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#11: Post by bettysnephew »

@Jasper

My seals look just like the one in the picture you posted. I purchased my machine somewhat later than JohnB and before I'mOIman's. Just curious, does yours have the screw that the lever stops against when pulled down?
Just an aside, my group does get stiff actuation after about a year to 18 months at which point I pull the piston, clean and lube. My machine tends to lift the back legs when it is time for that service. One would think as much as it weighs it would never tip but I just use that to indicate it is time for a lube job.
Suffering from EAS (Espresso Acquisition Syndrome)
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#12: Post by Jasper_8137 (original poster) »

bettysnephew wrote:@Jasper

My seals look just like the one in the picture you posted. I purchased my machine somewhat later than JohnB and before I'mOIman's. Just curious, does yours have the screw that the lever stops against when pulled down?
Just an aside, my group does get stiff actuation after about a year to 18 months at which point I pull the piston, clean and lube. My machine tends to lift the back legs when it is time for that service. One would think as much as it weighs it would never tip but I just use that to indicate it is time for a lube job.
I was surprised too that it was tilting due to the sheer size of the machine and size of the boiler. As soon as I pulled and lubed the gaskets, it stopped tilting and is now working flawlessly.

My machine does have stopper screw. Based on JohnB's suggestion, I put an adhesive silicone pad on the screw head to prevent damage to the lever handle.

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#13: Post by JohnB. »

Jasper, what was the build date of your machine?
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#14: Post by Jasper_8137 (original poster) replying to JohnB. »

02/21. It is stamped #684.