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Date: 15 May 2007 18:00:00
From: VBM
Subject: Help, extraction reduced to drips. A pressure problem?
Hello all!

I have an older Krups Novo that has been pretty trusty up to now (other than
the steam wand giving out on me a year or so ago). Lately, though, the
extraction has been coming out in just drips. Same type of beans (not great
ones, but still the same as before), same grind setting on my Rocky, same
tamp pressure I have been using for years.

Could the pressure be going? Could it be a clog of some sort? I have never
broke it down, since I am not very mechanically inclined, so write slowly if
you think I may have to take some things apart. I have never even taken the
shower screen off.

Any thoughts?






 
Date: 16 May 2007 10:20:31
From: Brent
Subject: Re: Help, extraction reduced to drips. A pressure problem?
Give the whole unit a very thorough clean

> Hello all!
>
> I have an older Krups Novo that has been pretty trusty up to now (other
> than
> the steam wand giving out on me a year or so ago). Lately, though, the
> extraction has been coming out in just drips. Same type of beans (not
> great
> ones, but still the same as before), same grind setting on my Rocky, same
> tamp pressure I have been using for years.
>
> Could the pressure be going? Could it be a clog of some sort? I have
> never
> broke it down, since I am not very mechanically inclined, so write slowly
> if
> you think I may have to take some things apart. I have never even taken
> the
> shower screen off.
>
> Any thoughts?
>
>




 
Date: 15 May 2007 18:10:21
From: Robert Harmon
Subject: Re: Help, extraction reduced to drips. A pressure problem?
"VBM" <v.mcalister@nospam.ejgd.com > wrote in
news:Aym2i.6985$296.4440@newsread4.news.pas.earthlink.net:

> Hello all!
>
> I have an older Krups Novo that has been pretty trusty up to now
> (other than the steam wand giving out on me a year or so ago).
> Lately, though, the extraction has been coming out in just drips.
> Same type of beans (not great ones, but still the same as before),
> same grind setting on my Rocky, same tamp pressure I have been using
> for years.
>
> Could the pressure be going? Could it be a clog of some sort? I have
> never broke it down, since I am not very mechanically inclined, so
> write slowly if you think I may have to take some things apart. I
> have never even taken the shower screen off.
>
> Any thoughts?
>
>
>

Has the machine *ever* been descaled?

Robert (Please don't buy from folks that post advertisements in this
newsgroup!) Harmon
--
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http://www.tinyurl.com/2tnv87 - My 'Guidelines For Newbies' page.
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Date: 16 May 2007 00:04:16
From: VBM
Subject: Re: Help, extraction reduced to drips. A pressure problem?

"Robert Harmon" <r_h_harmon@Zhotmail.com > wrote in message \

> Has the machine *ever* been descaled?

Not at all, can you point me to a walkthrough of that process? As I
mentioned, I have never taken it apart at all, and I have had it probably 4
years now. And we have very hard water here as well, so that makes sense.




   
Date: 16 May 2007 02:17:18
From: Robert Harmon
Subject: Re: Help, extraction reduced to drips. A pressure problem?
Check this link:
http://home.earthlink.net/~r_harmon/Gaggia%20maintenence.htm

If you need help let me know, but I tried to reduce maintenance issues to a
level even I could understand.

Good luck!
--
Robert (Please don't buy from folks that post advertisements in this
newsgroup!) Harmon
--
http://www.tinyurl.com/mb4uj - My coffee pages.
http://www.tinyurl.com/2tnv87 - My 'Guidelines For Newbies' page.
http://www.tinyurl.com/2cr3e2 - I have things for sale here.

Remove "ZED" from address if replying by email.
"VBM" <v.mcalister@nospam.ejgd.com > wrote in message
news:4Ur2i.11203$j63.10979@newsread2.news.pas.earthlink.net...
>
> "Robert Harmon" <r_h_harmon@Zhotmail.com> wrote in message \
>
>> Has the machine *ever* been descaled?
>
> Not at all, can you point me to a walkthrough of that process? As I
> mentioned, I have never taken it apart at all, and I have had it probably
> 4
> years now. And we have very hard water here as well, so that makes sense.
>
>




    
Date: 16 May 2007 04:47:01
From: D. Ross
Subject: Re: Help, extraction reduced to drips. A pressure problem?
"Robert Harmon" <r_h_harmon@Zhotmail.com > wrote: