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    Brew Gasket

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Hey,
    When you backflush with the detergent stuff does the detergent detroy the gasket eventually?

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    Re: Brew Gasket

    Im not sure but gaskets need replacing regularly and its an easy job on most machines
    see:
    http://espressoparts.com/category/espressotutorials.e61groupmaintenance/

    yours may not be an E61 but its basically the same

    (BTW I assume you are using a machine that its ok to backflush on- some manufacturers even with 3 way valves dont recommend it)

    all the besst
    brett

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    Re: Brew Gasket

    Quote Originally Posted by Coffee Kid link=1155524432/0#0 date=1155524432
    Hey,
    When you backflush with the detergent stuff does the detergent detroy the gasket eventually?
    Hi CoffeeKid,

    As I understand it, the life of the gasket has more to do with heatup and cool down cycles, and how long it is hot for during each cycle, and how clean it is kept in between.

    All machines with 3 way valves should be backflushed regularly, exact procedure depends on the particular machine, theres plenty of info available to help in that area.

    Regards
    Bullitt

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    Re: Brew Gasket

    I know the fact that if a machine has a 3 way valve it should be backflushed regulary, but i read on a site that when you take out the gasket and screen for a clean you cant put the gasket in the detergent or it will mark it permently or something :S

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    Re: Brew Gasket

    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    sounds odd- i thought only on E61 machines gasket and screen were one unit- on single boiler machines, you just unscrew the filter from under the group head and you wouldnt clean the gasket in that way- you would put in a blind filter and with the handle in the machine loosely, wriggle it about with the brew switch on

    try this page- it may help:

    http://www.wholelattelove.com/articles/backflushing_an_espresso_machine.cfm

    brett



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