Re: Getting the group gasket in
- From: Lloyd Parsons <lloydparsons@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2008 10:45:00 -0500
In article <6mrbouFijl5sU1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
Moka Java <rtwatches@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Oct 28, 8:20 pm, Moka Java <rtwatc...@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I've done this several times before and never had such problems getting
the new group gasket seated in the E-61 Quickmill Andreja. This time I
even have food grade grease. The old gasket came out cleanly using a
wood screw to crank it loose. The new gasket (purchased about 2 years
ago and kept in wait for the next gasket change) seems too big on the
outside diameter. No mater how I place it in the channel it lumps out
at one spot or another. Any suggestions?
have you created a seal using the grease, causing air to be trapped?
That's possible. In the past I used water for it's minimally
lubricative effects but that didn't work so I broke out the grease. I
was conscious of the possibility that it might create a seal and used a
very thin layer on the edge only.
and 2 years may have been too long.
Possibly but it didn't start leaking until last week and I'm of the "If
it ain't broke, don't fix it philosophy." The old one came out cleanly,
in 4 pieces but nothing stuck or anything like that. Is it possible
that "new" the gasket is too old?
It is possible for a gasket to age too much in the bag, although I
wouldn't think 2 years would do it unless the environment was an issue.
When I changed out my group gasket on my Alex, it was a chore. I tried
the easy use the PF trick and that didn't work at all.
So I got out my trusty stubby screwdriver and my fingers and just
gradually got it into place. It too seemed like it was bigger than it
should have been and I even ordered a second one from a different source
and it did the same thing.
espressoparts.com has a page somewhere on the site that talks about
putting one in when the PF trick doesn't work.
Here's the link to that :
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