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Raylee
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Posted Sat Mar 5, 2011, 12:54pm
Subject: Replacing Group Gasket on Briel Chamonix
 

HELP!!!! My Briel is leaking during shots and I have purchased a group gasket but
CANNOT figure out how to replace it...I can't get anything to come loose. Has
anyone been through this yet?
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Posted Sat Mar 5, 2011, 10:47pm
Subject: Re: Replacing Group Gasket on Briel Chamonix
 

Raylee Said:

HELP!!!! My Briel is leaking during shots and I have purchased a group gasket but
CANNOT figure out how to replace it...I can't get anything to come loose. Has
anyone been through this yet?

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That exact machine was my first espresso machine, and after a year i had a similar problem.
I solved it by purchasing a better machine...lol.
Seriously, being a noob, i couldn't figure it out either (there WAS no CG at the time) I did adapt the PF and basket toi get rid of the crema enhancer pf/basket.
I couldn't find a replacement for that horrid pannerello thing on the steam wand.

have you not contacted the company? Do they still make the machine?
That's what I'd do...or Google it.
Good luck.

 
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Posted Sun Mar 6, 2011, 7:45am
Subject: Re: Replacing Group Gasket on Briel Chamonix
 

Well, I have had this machine for at least 5 years and this is the first time, besides the steamer wand, that I've
had any real issues with shots. So, I guess it's been pretty reliable to this point. I did some research online and
found a company on the East Coast, NJ to be exact, that has replacement parts. Not a shining example of customer
service, but did get the part (per another post online from someone else who had gone through the same thing). I
got the part and took the thing apart and it's like entering the Twilight Zone in there!!! I don't have the money to
buy a new machine so I was trying to be frugal and do the maintenance myself. So much for that!!!!
What machine are you using now? Have you had good luck with it?
I sure appreciate your response, I've been on Ebay looking at other machines but don't have enough experience
with other Brands to know what's worth it and what's crap. Any help is GREATLY appreciated.
Raylee
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Posted Sun Mar 6, 2011, 8:28am
Subject: Re: Replacing Group Gasket on Briel Chamonix
 

Can you post a photo of what the disassembled group looks like?

 
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Posted Sun Mar 6, 2011, 8:55am
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I'm not sure how to post a pic. I see no 'attach' button. Am I missing something?
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Posted Sun Mar 6, 2011, 9:09am
Subject: Re: Replacing Group Gasket on Briel Chamonix
 

Ok...so here's a picture of the assembly...
I have removed the basket covering the 'gasket'? I'm wondering if they've sent me the wrong
part. The small gasket sitting on top is the one that they sent me. I was assuming that it fit
somewhere underneath the rubber gasket sitting on top of the bell shaped assembly. I have
tried to remove the large rubber piece but it's really difficult and I'm afraid of ripping or tearing
it. Was I given the wrong piece?
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Posted Sun Mar 6, 2011, 9:12am
Subject: Re: Replacing Group Gasket on Briel Chamonix
 

Raylee Said:

I'm not sure how to post a pic. I see no 'attach' button. Am I missing something?

Posted March 6, 2011 link

You need to upload the picture to a hosting site (flickr, photobucket, etc...), then use the proper coding that's listed on the 'post a reply' page
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Posted Sun Mar 6, 2011, 9:17am
Subject: Re: Replacing Group Gasket on Briel Chamonix
 

Raylee Said:

I'm not sure how to post a pic. I see no 'attach' button. Am I missing something?

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Welcome to the Coffeegeek forums Raylee! {;-)

P.S. Thanks for the Yahoo IM chat about resizing your pics!, & at least to get them quickly online here.

P.P.S. You're welcome Raylee,
Cheers!

 
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Posted Sun Mar 6, 2011, 9:28am
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Here's the pic.....hopefully.....lol

Raylee: Briel repair.jpg
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Posted Sun Mar 6, 2011, 9:29am
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Posted a pic....finally!!!
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