crustle Senior Member Joined: 10 May 2012 Posts: 1 Location: Santa Clara, CA Expertise: Just starting
Posted Thu May 10, 2012, 8:50am Subject: Espressione Cafe Deluxe - handle backs off
We've had a variety of problems with this machine, but the most troubling is that when the machine starts brewing the handle backs off. Sometimes the handle turns a small distance and then stays put, sometimes it would fly off if we weren't there to hold it on. We have tried various grinds and fill levels; the rubber stoppers are fine, no damage or cracks; all parts seem to fit well. Any thoughts?
Coffeenoobie Senior Member Joined: 11 Dec 2011 Posts: 3,062 Location: PNW Expertise: I like coffee
Espresso: N S Oscar Grinder: K30 & Vario W
Posted Thu May 10, 2012, 10:07am Subject: Re: Espressione Cafe Deluxe - handle backs off
I don't know your machine but if it was a normal espresso machine I would check 2 things. I have no idea what your portafilter looks like but if it has ears or tabs that lock in maybe they are worn. If the group head has a gasket it probably needs replacing.
Edit I found a photo and it does have ears, they could be worn. Also I would guess from looking at the portafilter it has a gasket as well.
Buying advice: GRINDER GRINDER GRINDER. Don't cheap out on the grinder.
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