fabricjunkies Senior Member Joined: 13 Nov 2009 Posts: 5 Location: england Expertise: I like coffee
Posted Fri Jan 18, 2013, 6:22pm Subject: Cremina lever grinding noise
Hi all, just looking for a little advise, my 1972 Cremina is in very good working order but im worried about a small grinding/click noise i get with lifting the lever up, only happens just when its reaching the top and is fine going back down, i have oiled it but makes on difference, the noise seems to come from the pistion/group head and not the pins holding the lever in place.... i love this machine and would hate to think i may be damaging it.. any ideas? Thanks
askez Senior Member Joined: 21 Jan 2013 Posts: 6 Location: New York Expertise: Professional
Espresso: Olympia cremina, La pavonie,...
Posted Fri Jan 25, 2013, 6:04pm Subject: Re: Cremina lever grinding noise
Hi ! How is the pressure when you make the coffee? Did you stop to use the machine for a while? Maybe the small gasket inside the top of the group can be old and to dry, so it can make a strange noise... it can be different things. If you can answer the 2 first questions, that will help me! How old is the machine and when did you bring it for a check up? :) What kind of water did you put in, bottle water or regular water coming from the pipe?
orphanespresso Senior Member Joined: 19 Feb 2008 Posts: 247 Location: Troy Expertise: Professional
Espresso: Cremina Faemina Microcimbali... Grinder: Hand Grinders
Posted Fri Jan 25, 2013, 11:38pm Subject: Re: Cremina lever grinding noise
I would speculate that the piston has come loose on the rod as a likely possibility. Any deviation of the rod seal, washer, clip at the top of the group would result in a leak. On the upstroke the piston goes a bit crooked and on the down it realigns in the cylinder...best guess not seeing the machine.
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