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    silvia water out of group has slowed down

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    I bought a silvia about a month ago it has been working really well until this morning. I let the machine warm up as usual packed the pf with as much coffee as i usally do but when i went to brew the shot i waited about 10 secs and nothing came out. I packed the pf again whit a lot less coffee than usual and it came out slowly but it tasted good and took about the right time. Just wondering if the pump pressure could have droped, i also bought new coffee this morning.

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    Re: silvia water out of group has slowed down

    Hi Mred,

    may be your coffee is a bit fine, remember that changes in the weather will chage the pour. If you need any more information give us a call I be happy to guy you through.

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    Renzo

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    Re: silvia water out of group has slowed down

    Good call on weather being a factor Renzo. Any chance its raining where you are Mred? New coffee could be a factor too.

    charlie

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    Re: silvia water out of group has slowed down

    Different beans will require different grind adjustments. Freshness is also a factor. Did you buy exactly the same bean/blend as before? You didnt quite mention if you have a grinder at home or buy ground beans.

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    Re: silvia water out of group has slowed down

    Thanks for the quick response guys, yeah it has been raining and a bit colder today. Had another go this arvo and it does seem to me that there is less water coming through, but the shots are still good. Also the pucks are a bit sloppy. I dont have a grinder but have tried this coffee before when i first got the machine and it was fine. The coffee sort of looks a bit finer but i cant really tell. I will see how it goes over the next few days.

    Thanks again for the help and info

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    Re: silvia water out of group has slowed down

    If you can see the coffee looks a bit finer, that will make a LOT of difference to the pull time.
    When I adjust my grind at home I cant tell anything from looking at all.
    Any change in a complex system like making espresso will make a difference at the end.
    Greg

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    Re: silvia water out of group has slowed down

    It would be great if you could get a good grinder so that you can make adjustments to the grind for particular beans and conditions. Silvia is fairly sensitive to grind and it varies according to bean variety, freshness of beans etc.
    Good luck with it........................gm

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    Re: silvia water out of group has slowed down

    Yeah will definitely have to get a grinder soon. I tried a different coffee today and yeah it was just the grind of the last one.

    Thanks for your help everyone.



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