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Cafelat Blue Silicone Group Head Gasket - Which Way Up?

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Hi - received my blue silicone Cafelat E61 8.5mm group head gasket today.

 

Which way should it be installed please on a Gaggia Classic?

 

It has a on edge which is squared off and one edge which is rounded.

 

The rounded edge has the make and size printed on it, which makes me think that should still show after it has been installed......ie facing down....any help appreciated.

 

Thanks

 

Paul


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Yeh flat side faces down.


What's the point...it'll only change soon!

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Ping Paul Pratt (@cafelat on Twitter) a question, he normally replies very quickly.

 

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Slightly chamfered edge goes into group (chamfered to ease fitting) leaving fully flat face downwards to make contact with the group handle.

Hope of help

John


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In addition to the above, the gasket has some inscriptions on one side. That side goes up into the group, leaving the opposite flat side facing down which will be in contact with the Porta filter when locked.

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Fab - thanks all - the old gasket must have been quite old - very brittle and broke when removing it.... portafilter used to fully engage at 5 o'clock....now very tight at just before 6 o'clock.....


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Fab - thanks all - the old gasket must have been quite old - very brittle and broke when removing it.... portafilter used to fully engage at 5 o'clock....now very tight at just before 6 o'clock.....

 

Excellent. Make sure that you remove the shower screen and gasket and clean them periodically (every 3 days or so), so it always comes out nicely.

 

Just follow DavecUK post about cleaning - it's on sticker post somewhere - very valuable information there.

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The classic has a group head that has the shower screen and group seal seperate so wouldn't be recommending removing the gasket to clean it regularly! Once it's in, it stays in, until it's time for replacement and you usually damage or destroy it when removing.

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The classic has a group head that has the shower screen and group seal seperate so wouldn't be recommending removing the gasket to clean it regularly! Once it's in, it stays in, until it's time for replacement and you usually damage or destroy it when removing.

 

This ˆˆˆˆˆ

 

Sorry I didn't realised it was a Gaggia Classic. Apologies.

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Guys - can anyone please link me to the Cafelat gasket that fits a Classic? The measurements on the blue gasket options I have found seem slightly different to the OEM group seal.

 

Don’t want to be stuck buying the wrong fitment!

 

Thanks

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Guys - can anyone please link me to the Cafelat gasket that fits a Classic? The measurements on the blue gasket options I have found seem slightly different to the OEM group seal.

 

Don’t want to be stuck buying the wrong fitment!

 

Thanks

IIRC an 8.5mm E61 Cafelat gasket will fit a Classic.

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Guys - can anyone please link me to the Cafelat gasket that fits a Classic? The measurements on the blue gasket options I have found seem slightly different to the OEM group seal.

 

Don’t want to be stuck buying the wrong fitment!

 

Thanks[/quote @rob177palmer it just so happens that I have a unneeded / unused blue 8.5 cafelat (as you do) looking for a warm and cosy place of rest, happy to post it onto you, if you would like it pm your address and I will send it on its way.


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Guys - can anyone please link me to the Cafelat gasket that fits a Classic? The measurements on the blue gasket options I have found seem slightly different to the OEM group seal.

 

Don’t want to be stuck buying the wrong fitment!

 

Thanks[/quote @rob177palmer it just so happens that I have a unneeded / unused blue 8.5 cafelat (as you do) looking for a warm and cosy place of rest, happy to post it onto you, if you would like it pm your address and I will send it on its way.

 

Thank you kindly sir. Any payment required? If not I will donate the cost to the forum (...if someone can tell me how!!)

 

I will pm you.

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My old seal was hard, black, and cracked, and very hard to get out.

Did wonder which way was correct for the new blue silicone one- glad to know I guessed right.

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