Joined the Strietman family about 4 weeks ago and having a ball using it!
A general question for those that have the unit:
When I first received the CT1, the portafilter locked on extremely smoothly, so smooth that it was basically a one handed operation that didn't require me to steady the unit in any way. Over the past 4 weeks, it has gotten progressively harder to lock the PF in to the point where I have to use significant force to lock it in.
I've taken the piston out, lubed it with Molykote 111, cleaned the shower screen etc. and everything looks good.
Has anyone run into this and do I basically need to grease the interface?