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Date: 11 Jan 2007 13:34:42
From: CSME9
Subject: Group Handle Fly Off
My Isomac group handle has come loose several times during a shot pour and
creates a slight mess, i place it on tight and hold the handle while pouring
the shot and sometimes the pressure still pushes the handle loose. The
portafilter handle ears seem ok not worn down. The group gasket is the
original 3 yr old gasket could that be the problem ? Never had this problem
with my 3 yr old silvia and the almost 3 years with the isomac, cannot trust
the handle to stay on while the shot pours unattended due to high pressure
coffee spray and mess if handle comes loose.

Thanks, WS






 
Date: 12 Jan 2007 13:02:41
From: CSME9
Subject: Re: Group Handle Fly Off

"CSME9" <wsotomay@earthlink.net > wrote in message
news:S1rph.9669$w91.8125@newsread1.news.pas.earthlink.net...
> My Isomac group handle has come loose several times during a shot pour and
> creates a slight mess, i place it on tight and hold the handle while
pouring
> the shot and sometimes the pressure still pushes the handle loose. The
> portafilter handle ears seem ok not worn down. The group gasket is the
> original 3 yr old gasket could that be the problem ? Never had this
problem
> with my 3 yr old silvia and the almost 3 years with the isomac, cannot
trust
> the handle to stay on while the shot pours unattended due to high pressure
> coffee spray and mess if handle comes loose.
>
> Thanks, WS

Thanks to ALL for your advice , i will change the gasket...

WS
>
>




 
Date: 11 Jan 2007 13:23:02
From: chardinej
Subject: Re: Group Handle Fly Off

CSME9 wrote:
> My Isomac group handle has come loose several times during a shot pour and
> creates a slight mess, i place it on tight and hold the handle while pouring
> the shot and sometimes the pressure still pushes the handle loose. The
> portafilter handle ears seem ok not worn down. The group gasket is the
> original 3 yr old gasket could that be the problem ? Never had this problem
> with my 3 yr old silvia and the almost 3 years with the isomac, cannot trust
> the handle to stay on while the shot pours unattended due to high pressure
> coffee spray and mess if handle comes loose.
>
> Thanks, WS

Old gaskets become hard and lose their stickiness so they can't keep
the portafilter in place.
John



 
Date: 11 Jan 2007 06:11:49
From: jmol121-groups@yahoo.com
Subject: Re: Group Handle Fly Off
I think the time for a gasket change has come


daveb wrote:
> 1) Crank the handle HARDER to the right -- it won't break! ( hold the
> machine if you have to)
>
> 2) If you overload the basket, you will never be able to get the handle
> tight.
>
> 3) three years? change out the gasket.
>
> Dave
> www.hitechespresso.com
>
> CSME9 wrote:
> > My Isomac group handle has come loose several times during a shot pour and
> > creates a slight mess, i place it on tight and hold the handle while pouring
> > the shot and sometimes the pressure still pushes the handle loose. The
> > portafilter handle ears seem ok not worn down. The group gasket is the
> > original 3 yr old gasket could that be the problem ? Never had this problem
> > with my 3 yr old silvia and the almost 3 years with the isomac, cannot trust
> > the handle to stay on while the shot pours unattended due to high pressure
> > coffee spray and mess if handle comes loose.
> >
> > Thanks, WS



 
Date: 11 Jan 2007 05:50:25
From: daveb
Subject: Re: Group Handle Fly Off
1) Crank the handle HARDER to the right -- it won't break! ( hold the
machine if you have to)

2) If you overload the basket, you will never be able to get the handle
tight.

3) three years? change out the gasket.

Dave
www.hitechespresso.com

CSME9 wrote:
> My Isomac group handle has come loose several times during a shot pour and
> creates a slight mess, i place it on tight and hold the handle while pouring
> the shot and sometimes the pressure still pushes the handle loose. The
> portafilter handle ears seem ok not worn down. The group gasket is the
> original 3 yr old gasket could that be the problem ? Never had this problem
> with my 3 yr old silvia and the almost 3 years with the isomac, cannot trust
> the handle to stay on while the shot pours unattended due to high pressure
> coffee spray and mess if handle comes loose.
>
> Thanks, WS