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Topic: Leaking around my (6 msgs / 205 lines)
1) From: Tim TenClay
Good morning everyone!
I have a Giotto -- Love it.  Recently it started leaking around portafilter
while I'm pulling a shot.   I keep it reasonably clean and the water seems
to be clear...
It's about 2 years old.
Is there a seal I need to replace or something?
Suggestions?!
THANKS!
Grace and peace,
  `tim
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2) From: miKe mcKoffee
Group gasket.
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3) From: Jim Wilson
  ~~~~Tim!,  It's probably your group gasket...the group gasket is what the porta filter seals against.  here's a few group gaskets- http://www.flickr.com/photos/26137108/3335021748/sizes/l/in/set-72157605654118354/ Generally speaking, it's probably easiest to use an ice pick to remove your old gasket (buy a new one first, and get a spare while you're at it)...but turn your machine off to let cool completely before attempting to remove the old gasket, lest your skin become burnt from touching the hot group  If the new gasket has a chamfered edge, install that side up into the group.  Press in place with your fingers and you can also use your porta filter minus the coffee basket to aid in seating the new gasket (tirning intop place) Also, clean around the group where the gasket seats after you remove the old gasket...a 3M pad and some detergent (like Joe Glo) works well, that is if you have old crusty gasket residue left over after removing the current gasket.  Might also be a good time to backflush your group with detergent (espresso machine cleaner) I find I'm replacing this gasket about once a year on my current HX espresso machine  Best,  JakeReddick Fla.     ">http://www.flickr.com/photos/26137108/5286864665/sizes/l/in/set-72157625476966717/ they insert up into the group, and here's a pic of the group from my commercial Gaggia, 58mm thermo siphon HX http://www.flickr.com/photos/26137108/3335021748/sizes/l/in/set-72157605654118354/ Generally speaking, it's probably easiest to use an ice pick to remove your old gasket (buy a new one first, and get a spare while you're at it)...but turn your machine off to let cool completely before attempting to remove the old gasket, lest your skin become burnt from touching the hot group  If the new gasket has a chamfered edge, install that side up into the group.  Press in place with your fingers and you can also use your porta filter minus the coffee basket to aid in seating the new gasket (tirning intop place) Also, clean around the group where the gasket seats after you remove the old gasket...a 3M pad and some detergent (like Joe Glo) works well, that is if you have old crusty gasket residue left over after removing the current gasket.  Might also be a good time to backflush your group with detergent (espresso machine cleaner) I find I'm replacing this gasket about once a year on my current HX espresso machine  Best,  JakeReddick Fla.     
Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2012 09:54:56 -0400
From: Tim TenClay 
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Good morning everyone!
 
I have a Giotto -- Love it.  Recently it started leaking around portafilter
while I'm pulling a shot.   I keep it reasonably clean and the water seems
to be clear...
 
It's about 2 years old.
 
Is there a seal I need to replace or something?
 
Suggestions?!
 
THANKS!
 
Grace and peace,
  `tim
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4) From: Tim TenClay
Thanks!!
I've found the part number.  Another couple of questions:
1) Is there a great, recommended place to order parts from?
2) Is there anything else I should buy and replace while I'm at it?
Grace and peace,
  `tim
On Fri, Aug 17, 2012 at 10:14 AM, miKe mcKoffee  wrote:
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5) From: Bruce Tanner
I like Espresso Parts NW @ www.espressoparts.com
They have lots of parts for most machines. Last time I ordered (a few weeks
ago) there was a code to put in that gave free shipping if you were
ordering parts only. You need to know how thick your gasket is as there are
several sizes. I also replaced the group screen. I try to replace these 2
items about once a year.
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6) From: Hank Perkins
I second Espresso Parts. If you don't know the size call them. They will help you sort it out. 
Thanks,
Hank
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