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    Is this also known as the dispersion screen (a metal disc held up wih a small screw) located under the group head??

    How often should this be cleaned? Ive had my machine 10 days and made around 20 coffees.....

    thanks in advance....

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    I do mine when I do a chemical back flush

    However mine takes less than 10 seconds to remove & I sometimes remove it just to see whats under there ::)

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    So my first post desription is correct? Its the small metal disc held up by a small screw??

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0938392E2524284D0 link=1266578683/2#2 date=1266579769
    So my first post desription is correct? Its the small metal disc held up by a small screw??
    Not all have screws
    But it is a water dispersion screen

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    Thanks, that what I noticed too when I did a Google.......some Gaggio screens look very different and when I saw them I started thinking that I might also need to unscrew the whole head with screw etc etc.....as this was what some of the Gaggia ones looked like.......

    Thankfully under Google Images, I then saw some that looked like my Lelit Combi screen.......i small SS disc with a small screw but of course the images did not mention the model.........:)

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    Re: Cleaning the Shower-Screen - Need help

    If this is what your talking about.....then yes, that is the showerscreen..... ;)


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    Re: Cleaning the Shower-Screen - Need help

    Yeah but mine seems different...........and needs a allan key to take the screw out........


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    Its still the same
    A screw or bolt it still holds in the screen

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    Ok.......cool..........I read somewhere on here that you clean it with the solution every 50-100 coffees, but other places says once a year......

    i suppose it depends on how your coffee is performing and the oil content of the shower screen.........ummmm

    The backflush wash, I assume that is the PF SS basket without the tiny holes that you use to backflush the unit??

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    Quote Originally Posted by 003130272C2D21440 link=1266578683/8#8 date=1266582312
    The backflush wash, I assume that is the PF SS basket without the tiny holes that you use to backflush the unit??
    Yes thats called a blind filter

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    ok thanks.........still learning.......so much to remember and the new terminology.....loving it......:)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5A6B6A7D76777B1E0 link=1266578683/10#10 date=1266583393
    ok thanks.........still learning.......so much to remember and the new terminology.....loving it......:)
    Well here is a link for some light reading on Coffee Terminology
    http://www.coffeeterms.com/

    From farm to cup :D

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    Simply AWESOME KK..........

    Will send it to work and print it off.........:)

    thanks heaps.

    PS Love the list of all the coffee countries already.....:

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    Many machines have what is called a dispersion disc or dispersion block that is sandwiched between the group and the shower screen. This part takes the water from 1 single hole and distributes it evenly over the shower screen where it is usually spread out even more by the screen itself. Lots of variations though... My KA Pro Line (Gaggia in disguise) has 4 large holes in the dispersion disc and in my NS Aurelia there are 9 smaller ones. Different variations to accomplish the same thing... take 1 stream of water and distribute it as evenly as possible over the bed of coffee.

    Do clean these parts often. At home or on the commercial machine I like to remove the screen(s) and dispersion disc(s) at least every 2-3 weeks and soak/scrub them good with JoeGlo (or similar detergent). While doing this also thoroughly clean the group area, gasket, etc... Later!

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    Re: Cleaning the Shower-Screen - Need help

    Hi There, My shower screen needs a clean because it is not flowing water through it like an actual shower. *I can not find any screw however to remove it. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Here is a pic.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 797C6E757C7972721D0 link=1266578685/15#15 date=1287022404
    Hi There, My shower screen needs a clean because it is not flowing water through it like an actual shower. *I can not find any screw however to remove it. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Here is a pic.
    Looks like it has not been used in ages..

    Extra details as to make and model and your location would help as not every one here has access to the new Google backtrack application...

    Yep.. That buzzing in the background is their new tracking and monitoring app. Helps service people to work out who they are talking to... *

    Ohooo *almost looks the same.. *An e61 *;D randys site has all the info and tricks.


    Randy Glass - E61 screen replacement


    Here is the early demo of the tracking app.

    [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPgV6-gnQaE[/media]

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    Re: Cleaning the Shower-Screen - Need help

    Quote Originally Posted by 7277657E77727979160 link=1266578685/15#15 date=1287022404
    Hi There, My shower screen needs a clean because it is not flowing water through it like an actual shower. *I can not find any screw however to remove it. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Here is a pic.
    Its held in place by the black rubber group head seal. Remove the black rubber seal (may need to put a screw into and pull out with pliers if it is really stuck) and the shower screen will come with it.

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    I find the easiest way is to use a stubby flat screwdriver to gently lever the shower screen and seal out.
    Dont rush.
    You need to work your way around the screen and prise it down, a little bit at a time, all around several times.

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    Wow, thank you all for the information. I will take a look at randys site.
    I wonder if i could ask if the water is meant to gently flow out...or flow out like an actual shower. Thanks again, Dashadoo



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