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    I have one filter that I can knock the puck out of and works as it should but the other filter comes out of the portafilter with the puck still in it, so I then retrieve it from the bin and dig the puck out, which is messy. I have tried crimping the edge of the filter with multi grips to sit in tighter but maybe have to crimp more? Any suggestions?

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    Eject puck problem

    Quote Originally Posted by WarrenK View Post
    I have one filter that I can knock the puck out of and works as it should but the other filter comes out of the portafilter with the puck still in it, so I then retrieve it from the bin and dig the puck out, which is messy. I have tried crimping the edge of the filter with multi grips to sit in tighter but maybe have to crimp more? Any suggestions?
    Common issue with my Cremina- just hold one edge of the basket with your thumb while you give it a tap on whatever you’re using to catch the puck.

    Gets easier with practice.

    Good luck.

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    G'day Warren...

    What brand of machine/group-handles do you have and are you using a ridgeless basket?

    Mal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimal View Post
    G'day Warren...

    What brand of machine/group-handles do you have and are you using a ridgeless basket?

    Mal.
    Mal, they are the Breville Bes870 supplied ones. I think I am being too gentle with the multi grips. Thanks.
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    Put the multi grips down! We can solve this peacefully, I'm sure!
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    When you bang the puck out of the portafilter, I assume you're banging it out on a knock box? Are you hitting the portafilter on the handle or near the edge of the basket like this photo:
    20180925_154249 - Copy.jpg

    Or are you banging it part way up the basket like this photo:
    20180925_154256 - Copy.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by level3ninja View Post
    When you bang the puck out of the portafilter, I assume you're banging it out on a knock box? Are you hitting the portafilter on the handle or near the edge of the basket like this photo:
    20180925_154249 - Copy.jpg

    Or are you banging it part way up the basket like this photo:
    20180925_154256 - Copy.jpg
    Not using a knock box but a plastic kitchen bin on the corner which has been strong enough to handle about 6K of strikes so far. Picture one is the closest, about where the steel neck meets the handle. The dual wall one in the photo is the problem one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WarrenK View Post
    Picture one is the closest, about where the steel neck meets the handle.
    That's going to be the biggest issue. Change to picture two and you shouldn't have any issues.
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