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    Cleaning a La Pavoni Professional

    Hi all.

    I've just bought a LP professional from a CS. It's brand new. I've read the instructions, but it's next to useless about cleaning. I've just switched from a Silvia, and because the Silvia has a pressure release valve, you have to backflush regularly to keep it clean. The LP of course has no such valve. So should I be doing any flushing/cleaning after each use?

    Gonzo

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    Someone who knows will hopefully chime in as I have no experience with lever machines, but I think I read on here that because lever machines don't have the pump pressure pushing forward then effectively creating a vacuum when the pump stops they won't have the grinds in the pipes the same way a pump machine will. So wiping / flushing is sufficient. Again wait for someone else to say.

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    Wiping & flushing is about all I do with mine. I've pulled it down a couple of times to replace seals etc and there is pretty much no visible buildup anywhere. If you were pedantic you could remove the group head seal/shower screen and clean the screen and in the seal area, but there is not much more that you can or need to do.

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    Matt
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    I have the Piccola not the Pro but the concept should be the same. As the previous poster said, just wiping and flushing is all that's required. Just another thing I do if I'm not using the machine is after emptying the boiler, I leave the filler cap off for any moisture not to remain inside.

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    Definitely no back flushing.

    Good quality filtered water, a cleaning flush and using a group head brush is all you really need weekly cleaning.

    12 month group head seal replacement and maybe boiler cap o ring

    2 to 3 years fro the piston seals depending on use.

    Overall these are a very easy machine to maintain.

    Cheers

    Antony
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    Thanks Antony. Very useful advice.

    Gonzo.

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