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Topic: IMV ? and problem with Gaggia valve... (2 msgs / 47 lines)
1) From: Sherrie
What is IMV?  I've got the Koratjie, but I don't think the IMV.
And, maybe y'all can help me with a recurring issue.  I have a Gaggia
Express Delux (from SM's).  The group head valve - or whatever it is -
leaks.  I usually change it about every 8 months, when it starts leaking
about 1 ounce each time I use it. I've tried taking it apart and soaking it
in CleanCaf - but 1) it doesn't appear gunky, and 2) it doesn't seem to
help.  Last time I bought two replacement thingys, and one worked, the other
leaked as badly as the one I was replacing.  I didn't throw out the one that
didn't work, though.  I noticed something different about the two: one had
the notch in the top 'hex bolt' lined up with a flat side of the bottom hex,
the other (which didn't work) had the notch opposite an angle of the other
half .  Did that make sense?
I do have hard water here, but use distilled water (with a splash of tap or
spring water) instead, as Importika suggested. Plain spring water causes the
same problem.
Any ideas?  I am frustrated by this.  Otherwise I love my little machine.
Thanks, 
Sher
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2) From: Cory Creighton
Sher,
IMV - Idido Misty Valley, a wonderful organic Ethiopian coffee.
Best,
Cory
On Mon, Mar 9, 2009 at 6:48 PM, Sherrie  wrote:
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