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Date: 24 Sep 2006 19:48:23
From: Jefe
Subject: screen removal
I just picked up a La Valentina (E61 grouphead) and cannot figure out
how to remove the screen for cleaning. There is no screw in the center
like I'm used to.Even dirty, it makes better espresso than my 1-group
commercial machine.





 
Date: 25 Sep 2006 07:23:17
From: CrackAddict
Subject: Re: screen removal
As they say, you hook the PF gasket out with a screwdriver or pick. The
screen is held in by the friction of the gasket. It's a good idea to
have a spare gasket on hand in case it needs to be replaced.


Jefe wrote:
> I just picked up a La Valentina (E61 grouphead) and cannot figure out
> how to remove the screen for cleaning. There is no screw in the center
> like I'm used to.Even dirty, it makes better espresso than my 1-group
> commercial machine.



 
Date: 25 Sep 2006 21:26:23
From: Gary B
Subject: Re: screen removal
On 24 Sep 2006 19:48:23 -0700, Jefe wrote:

> I just picked up a La Valentina (E61 grouphead) and cannot figure out
> how to remove the screen for cleaning. There is no screw in the center
> like I'm used to.Even dirty, it makes better espresso than my 1-group
> commercial machine.

I lever the screen and gasket out with a screwdriver. My La Valentina
screen has a rim on the bottom edge that makes the task relatively easy. I
also put a cloth between the screwdriver and where it levers against the
rim of the group head.

Regards, Gary


 
Date: 25 Sep 2006 15:21:59
From: Brent
Subject: Re: screen removal
take it out with the seal...

I always have a spare screen (and seal) to ensure I don't break either

Brent

"Jefe" <jefralston@gmail.com > wrote in message
news:1159152503.278009.195440@m7g2000cwm.googlegroups.com...
>I just picked up a La Valentina (E61 grouphead) and cannot figure out
> how to remove the screen for cleaning. There is no screw in the center
> like I'm used to.Even dirty, it makes better espresso than my 1-group
> commercial machine.
>