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Hi, a bit of help advice would be appreciated. I have a Classico that is 3 years old now and well loved. I replaced the Shower gasket a year ago (and also the heating element which failed). I waited patiently for the gasket to settle and allow the portafilter to move to the 6 o'clock position. It never has and always feels too tight with a couple of explosive mishaps along the way as the portafilter 'pops' out. Today I though best buy a new shower head and gasket but as I look most seem to be attached by a screw. Has the design changed as mine is held by the gasket. Im now thinking that my gasket is the wrong type hence the tightness of the portafilter. 


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Morning - just saw this. 

You need the 'cup type' shower plate for the older models. Or as for a shower plate for a retro lever machine and you will get the one in the pic. 

What size seal are you using? It would have been on the seal before fitting. You need a 8mm.

8.5 make the pf pop out. If you think its gone too far round you 'might' be able to shim it but its better too far round than not enough

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Thanks for the info NewboyUK. I think the seal is an 8mm. I have bought a new shower plate and 8mm seal from Happy Donkey. I will see how I go. I am surprised that Fracino changed the design of the shower plate - is there much chatter about this? 

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