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forloreley
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Posted Wed Jul 11, 2007, 4:45pm
Subject: Help! Grind in coffee??
 

Reccently i have been tasting a significant amount of coffee grind at the bottom of my espresso.

I never had a real problem with it before, so I'm not sure what could have changed.

I have a Gaggia Espresso machine, and the shots are flowing at the correct time.

Anyone out there can help me??

Thanks.

Erik-
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Posted Wed Jul 11, 2007, 6:11pm
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FWW
You may need a cleaning / descaling of the machine especially the group and dispersion screen.
Instructions here:
maintenance
The very long page has a lot of tips for your machine and others.You will be surprised at the difference a clean group will make.
Enjoy
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Posted Wed Jul 11, 2007, 7:47pm
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forloreley Said:

Reccently i have been tasting a significant amount of coffee grind at the bottom of my espresso.

I never had a real problem with it before, so I'm not sure what could have changed.

I have a Gaggia Espresso machine, and the shots are flowing at the correct time.

Anyone out there can help me??

Thanks.

Erik-

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What are you grinding with?  As burrs wear down, they can produce more fines, which pass through the portafilter.

Also, the factory Gaggia baskets seem to allow more stuff through than some of the aftermarket baskets.  But if this problem just started happening, that's probably not it.

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Posted Wed Jul 11, 2007, 10:09pm
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the others seem to suggest some great things. I would just ad that perhaps the basket needs to be replaced. These things get old and worn down and as they do, they usually allow more stuff to pass through. If you take the basket out and set it on the counter does it appear round on the bottom, or does it still appear flat? If its round, I'd suggest a new one.
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Posted Thu Jul 12, 2007, 11:49am
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Thanks everyone for the suggestions. I wil try to inspect the baskets later tonight
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Posted Thu Jul 12, 2007, 1:15pm
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espressosavvy Said:

the others seem to suggest some great things. I would just ad that perhaps the basket needs to be replaced. These things get old and worn down and as they do, they usually allow more stuff to pass through. If you take the basket out and set it on the counter does it appear round on the bottom, or does it still appear flat? If its round, I'd suggest a new one.

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My new basket started showing some curvature after the first two or three uses.  It's definitely not worn out.

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