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    How to change Handle of Group handle

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    Ok. So I decided to change the handle on my group handle. It currently has the stock black Expobar plastic one. I purchased a faux wood one from Coffee Parts. I want to use the faux wood one as I just like the change and its shorter than stock, which is good with the confined space the machine is in.

    Anyway, I am not sure how to remove the existing handle. It seems to be stuck to the filter basket holder pretty well. Does anyone have a suggestion as to how I can remove the handle without damaging it? Oh, and I dont possess a vice (unfortunately)

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    Re: How to change Handle of Group handle

    Quote Originally Posted by 003F393E23240E4A0 link=1254709059/0#0 date=1254709059
    Ok. So I decided to change the handle on my group handle. It currently has the stock black Expobar plastic one. I purchased a faux wood one from Coffee Parts. I want to use the faux wood one as I just like the change and its shorter than stock, which is good with the confined space the machine is in.

    Anyway, I am not sure how to remove the existing handle. It seems to be stuck to the filter basket holder pretty well. Does anyone have a suggestion as to how I can remove the handle without damaging it? Oh, and I dont possess a vice (unfortunately)
    You do have a VICE... Ya just not thinking clearly :-)

    Wrap the plastic one in some cloths - adds the the Dia and increases the force you can apply..

    If that does not work

    1: Rental or Own home ???

    One Find a door that has wooden frame - Open door and near the hinge; place teh plastic handle ( wrapped in cloth..).

    The carefully close teh door on the handle and with the other hand grip the PF head / group and turn (Should be Anti -Clockwise)..

    If it work s great - If not and or you stuff up... YOU own it.. Not ME...

    My old grandma used this in teh bush to loosen lids on jars that got sticky and or under pressure (preserves). In them days ya had to do it ya self...


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    Re: How to change Handle of Group handle

    Rubber gloves or anything rubbery is also useful in supplying grip when trying to force things ;)...good luck.

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    Re: How to change Handle of Group handle

    Quote Originally Posted by 111413110D04610 link=1254709059/2#2 date=1254797716
    anything rubbery is also useful in supplying grip when trying to force things
    sorry ;D

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    Re: How to change Handle of Group handle

    Quote Originally Posted by 53577168686D72656A040 link=1254709059/3#3 date=1254800629
    Quote Originally Posted by 111413110D04610 link=1254709059/2#2 date=1254797716
    anything rubbery is also useful in supplying grip when trying to force things
    sorry ;D
    giggled like a schoolgirl... Purple... What do you expect.. Dont ask how they became purple * ;D * Buys in bulk but does not admit it *;D

    Youre terrible, Muriel.... Just put some Windex on it *;D

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    So JustinD, what is the outcome / status ?

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    Re: How to change Handle of Group handle

    if it is like my gaggia one there is a little cap on the very end (not basket end) that then, when removed revels a long tube/hole/shaft at the end of which is a nut... socket on a long extension and it came right off then it all just slid apart.

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    Re: How to change Handle of Group handle

    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    Oh drats....when I realised what I said/wrote I thought just maybe I wouldnt get teased too much about it...giggled like a schoolgirl ;D

    .............so Justin...did it work?



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