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    VBM porta filter spouts

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    Ive owned my VBM for about three months. When first used the dual spout of the double porta filter was orientated nicely at 180 degrees, parallel to the front of the machine. Move on three months and the spout has rotated further around (when screw on tightly) and spout closed to the on/off lever is facing in toward the lever at 45 degrees and the other side is obviously facing out. This makes it difficult when pouring in to two mugs as the mug on the right hand side obstructs the movement of the lever. The porta filter itself still appears to be in the same position when fully locked, it just seems the spout has rotated.

    Any thoughts on the best way to correct this?

    Kev

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    Re: VBM porta filter spouts

    I dont think the spouts need to be real tight, so I think turning it back around to perpendicular even if its a tad loose, but held in place with the Loctite thats sometimes there.

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    Re: VBM porta filter spouts

    The spout isnt that tight at the 45 degree position. If I take it back to parallel then its really loose and moves around when cleaning.

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    Re: VBM porta filter spouts

    Hmm, maybe teflon tape (plumbers tape) could be the go to tighten it up. I seem to remember a thread a while back about similar problems... maybe someone else can recall it.... ;)

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    Re: VBM porta filter spouts

    I think your choices are:
    • teflon tape
    • rubber washer
    • string

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    Re: VBM porta filter spouts

    Quote Originally Posted by fatboy link=1205369553/0#4 date=1205375337
    I think your choices are:
    • teflon tape
    • rubber washer
    • string
    I use a vice....which is how I gather they set them up....Use protection though ;)

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    Re: VBM porta filter spouts

    Chris,

    Do you remove the spout for cleaning or just leave them on and soak?

    Brett.

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    Re: VBM porta filter spouts

    Quote Originally Posted by fatboy link=1205369553/0#6 date=1205379282
    Chris,

    Do you remove the spout for cleaning or just leave them on and soak?

    Brett.
    I just soak them regularly in backwash dertegent Brett and then polish as much as I can get to....It does a terrific job...

    Chris

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    Re: VBM porta filter spouts

    Quote Originally Posted by 2muchcoffeeman link=1205369553/0#7 date=1205380134
    Quote Originally Posted by fatboy link=1205369553/0#6 date=1205379282
    Chris,

    Do you remove the spout for cleaning or just leave them on and soak?

    Brett.
    I just soak them regularly in backwash dertegent Brett and then polish as much as I can get to....It does a terrific job...

    Chris
    Yep, me too..... Caffeto does a terrific job,

    Mal.

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    Re: VBM porta filter spouts


    before fitting the spout put a small amount of loctite on the thread, screw on till you get to the position you want, or i usually wind all the way on then back off to the right position. at this point i put the handle in a hot group head to help the loctite set.

    if you want to be able to remove spouts for cleaning, use an oring, thickness will depend on thespout position.

    if using teflon tape only a small amount is needed, 1 turn of tape is enough, it only has to put a little bit of tension on the thread
    graham

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    Re: VBM porta filter spouts

    This was a common occurance with a particular batch of these machines. Either take the spouts off, use plumbers tape and tighten. Or in a padded vice keep tightning them until they are at the next "correct" position. They should be able to turn 180 degrees from the origional position.

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    Re: VBM porta filter spouts

    Thanks all for your suggestions. Ill start with the vice and if that fails Ill progressively move through the various manual interventions until Ive got it right.

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    Re: VBM porta filter spouts

    Quote Originally Posted by KevB link=1205369553/0#11 date=1205454567
    *Ill start with the vice
    Use padding!!!



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