Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: Whats This?

  1. #1
    Senior Member iggs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    206

    Whats This?

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    the other week I saw this lying on my benchtop next to my machine (EM5900).* I suspect the father in law playing around with it may have had something to do with it



    It looks like some sort of group head seal?* the thing is I tried putting it back but it doesnt stay there (the size seems right but it doesnt stay)

    also ive made plenty of coffees since then and its seemed fine - so do i need this thing?

    thanks!


  2. #2
    Site Sponsor pullman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Adelaide, SA
    Posts
    341

    Re: Whats This?

    Could be a spacer that sits between the group gasket and the group head? If so that thing could only have come out if the group gasket had been removed. Are you needing to rotate the portafilter further around to achieve a good seal?

  3. #3
    Senior Member iggs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    206

    Re: Whats This?

    no it fits very tightly. rotating to 6o clock max gives me a tight seal

    sorry just wondering - whats the group gasket? :P

  4. #4
    Site Sponsor pullman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Adelaide, SA
    Posts
    341

    Re: Whats This?

    Its a rubberised ring that sits up in the group head. When you lock the portafilter onto your machine, the top rim of the basket seals against this.

  5. #5
    Mal Dimal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Warwick, QLD
    Posts
    16,768

    Re: Whats This?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5A5F4646474B442A0 link=1303345077/3#3 date=1303350889
    Its a rubberised ring that sits up in the group head. When you lock the portafilter onto your machine, the top rim of the basket seals against this.
    And usually made of a Red or Black Silicone Rubber material.... ;)

    Mal.

  6. #6
    Senior Member iggs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    206

    Re: Whats This?

    oh ok. i had a look and it seems like the gasket is intact on the machine

    machine seems to be working fine without this spacer rubber thing.

    should i worry about it or happily keep making my coffees worry free :)

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Melbourne, VIC
    Posts
    185

    Re: Whats This?

    Quote Originally Posted by 4A44445A0D544C4D44230 link=1303345077/5#5 date=1303361681
    machine seems to be working fine without this spacer rubber thing.
    That kinda answers your question doesnt it?

    If its not broken, dont fix it ;D

  8. #8
    KJM
    KJM is offline
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    688

    Re: Whats This?

    Suggestion: someone posted, or posted a link to some Sunbeam "exploded" views. I cant recall where or when, but if you found one, youd surely find where the ring fits.

    (Might not be a CS post either, Google might be your friend here)

    /Kevin

  9. #9
    Senior Member sidewayss's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Perth, Western Australia.
    Posts
    1,434

    Re: Whats This?

    My gard, its a gargantuan squid ring.

    Ive got a Sunbeam EM6910 and mine is blue.
    Iggs, have a look at the group head seal, is it blue or squid white?

    Id still be worried. It certainly looks like a coffee machine item.

    Another wild question to you would be perhaps it belongs to a storage jar that your in law was playing with?

    Failing that, you could ask your father in law. Howzzaaat?

    Gary at G



  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    448

    Re: Whats This?

    Looks to me like a seal off a sugar canister or similar.

  11. #11
    Sleep is overrated Thundergod's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    10,496

    Re: Whats This?

    Quote Originally Posted by 475D505143554D4747340 link=1303345077/8#8 date=1303458121
    ask your father in law
    +1 (KISS)

  12. #12
    Senior Member sidewayss's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Perth, Western Australia.
    Posts
    1,434

    Re: Whats This?

    If no one there is still unsure, it would be the gasket/spacer between the group head and the group seal. It fits between the shower screen and the group seal. I think the machine will work without it, but for the sake of the machine, try and put it back in there.
    Uninstall the shower screen, place it back in there, then re-install screen.
    If you prefer piece of mind, you can take it to a service center and have them do a thorough service of your machine. That way if theres anything else amiss, youre killing a few birds with one stone.

    Best of luck.

    Gary at G

  13. #13
    Senior Member iggs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    206

    Re: Whats This?

    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    hey guys

    thanks for all the help so far.

    today finally got round to unscrewing the shower screen and having a look.* looks like everything is in place?

    ...maybe it isnt from the machine after all?* :-[* haha

    (btw father in law claims ignorance - although he was the one that pointed it out to me :))





Similar Threads

  1. whats the go here?
    By lumenary in forum Brewing Equipment - Entry level (sub $500)
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 26th August 2010, 05:48 AM
  2. Whats on the next BB?
    By namahage in forum General Coffee Related...
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 7th November 2008, 04:02 PM
  3. so whats your idea on whats wrong here?
    By dsc in forum General Coffee Related...
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 23rd May 2007, 08:55 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •