How old is the machine? You say you recently bought it, was it new or used when you bought it?Originally Posted by Woolly Bugger link=1186978812/0#0 date=1186978812
What sort of grinder are you using, and what setting (if applicable) are you using? It sounds like it could be set too fine.Yesterday I cleaned the machine for the first time with the blind filter and cleanser (long story, but basically the Blind filter went missing). I did this about 10 times to clear out all of the muck. Since doing this, I am not able to get a shot out in under 60 seconds and even then it is light on volume (and overcooked!).
Have you tried to run the pump without the portafilter attached? That way you can check if the pump is working properly.The shower screen looks clear of any rubbish, however I do not know who to pull the showerscreen off without dismantling the Group head. It would appear that there is not enough pressurised water coming thru the Showerscreen, but I cannot be certain.
That is normal, that guage only indicates the boiler pressure, not the pump pressure.The pressure guage shows 1 bar, so that is normal.
I wouldnt worry about removing the shower screen yet, check to see if the pump is working and where the water is flowing out, which will give you a better idea as to what to check next.I have switched off the machine this morning and will fire it back up tonight to see if this resolves the problem, however I am not hopeful. Any ideas as to what else to look out for, how to remove the showerscreen etc?
Let us know what the results were and Im sure that youll get some assistance.
Good luck with it.