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Hi coffee beans..


my Classic has an oddy: recently noticed the pump sounding different/ a little more strained (quieter) & defo less water emerging from the group head= weak shots/ thin crema. Cant use it now so strained/ little water is emerging. Previously all fine full-on sounding pump (loud) and great creamy shots. It must be that the water is being restricted somewhat along the way once the brew switch/ pump engaged, as noise leads me to think so (^) & priming a shot glass of water takes far too long to fill up than usual/ defo not as much water emerging as norm. It seems like kinda half the pressure getting through, but, the steam seems fine & hot water from it too shoots out at its normal fierce pace (so pump seems ok then?).


I've checked the obvious page 1 things 'below the steam area/ top of boiler area' as one would considering the issue, such as shower head, group head holes, boiler exit hole above it etc.. I even took pump attatchment valve whatsit off side of boiler to see if any cloggings or calcium build-up signs: none, no blockages, all these areas clean.


Im a bit stumped. Any ideas, or similar issues ever anyone? thanks, Chief.

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