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  1. Doing a bit of cleaning on my classic today. I opened the top for the first time since i bought it and noticed a ring of white powder and what looks like scale on the exterior of the boiler near the seal. My first thought was its been leaking at the joint ans this is lime scale. I've not noticed a drip at all and its working fine afaik. Anyone seen this before? Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  2. One i had in the cupboard for reference, not as bad. Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  3. Guessing I'd say its just part of the manufacturing process. Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  4. Im really curious what that dispersion plate looks like. Should only be a couple of bolts if it's anything like the normal version - do the honours and post a photo Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  5. I've bought a few of these over the years that picture is pretty representative of them. Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  6. Looks really good, I've wanted to do something similar. Where you have the metal bolted to the oak have you used any adhesive or is all the strength coming from the bolt? Common failure of these portafilters ive noticed is the bolt working loose causing an annoying wobble. How visible is the joint in the oak? Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  7. I've always found the timer button to be one of my least favourite parts of the grinder. It doesn't feel like a quality bit of engineering and sometimes if i push it for too long it will start and stop a cycle. I think I've gotten used to it over time and have learnt to push it in a manner that doesn't upset it.. I usually just set it to over shoot the single dose time by a few seconds I've never found it accurate enough to do it spot on. Didn't try that hard mind you.
  8. Received safe and sound. Very well packed and helpful communication. Thanks!
  9. One final update. I had an old coffee machine stashed in the loft and decided to rip it apart and compare the pump with the classic's. It was a different pump but the internals were similar. Including a small stainless steel ball that I used to replace the small plastic ball that resides in the gaggia classic pump. The plastic ball gets worn away and eventually gets stuck stopping the flow. Mine didnt seem to be that bad - it was moving freely but it seems under pressure it must have been getting stuck, with the new stainless ball everything is working fine. No new pump needed.
  10. Seems I spoke too soon. After I put it back together the pump was working fine, I did a pressure test and it got to 9 bar. Tried to pull a shot just now and exactly as before the flow stopped mid shot, remove the filter and no flow through group or steam arm. Removed the outlet pipe from the pump and no water is flowing again. Is this new pump territory?
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