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    Vibiemme lever during backflushing

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    Hi, I am a new owner of a VBM Domobar Super.

    Is it normal for the lever to pop out a little during a backflush.? Happens when I backflush and when the brew pressure hits 10.0 and stays here. Returns to original position when I release it. No leaks from lever. This is my first espresso machine and not sure whether this normal.

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    Re: Vibiemme lever during backflushing

    Quote Originally Posted by 141301180F0E600 link=1276947650/0#0 date=1276947650
    Is it normal for the lever to pop out a little during a backflush.?
    Yes its normal
    The pressure does it but the seals hold the water back

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    Re: Vibiemme lever during backflushing

    Ok thanks for the reply KK.

    I read on homebarista that clean water backflushing should be done daily and coffee detergent weekly, will this cause the seals to wear out quicker?

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    Re: Vibiemme lever during backflushing

    Quote Originally Posted by 747361786F6E000 link=1276947650/2#2 date=1276948344
    Ok thanks for the reply KK.

    I read on homebarista that clean water backflushing should be done daily and coffee detergent weekly, will this cause the seals to wear out quicker?
    Water back-flush is good on a daily basis
    But I tend to chemical back-flush after 1 kg of coffee has gone through the machine

    KK



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