Does your coffee taste off? Does it drip around your portafilter? These might be indications that it is time to put the Seattle Coffee Gear Tune-Up Kit to good use. Depending on how often you use your machine will inform your maintenance schedule. Typical daily users require maintenance at 3 or 6 month intervals. More occasional users may find that annual maintenance is sufficient.
Some things are harder to tune than others. A baby grand piano? No, thank you! Your Rancilio Silvia? Sure! Why not? Included in the Tune-Up Kit are detailed instructions written by the Seattle Coffee Gear Crew! and these needed parts:
58mm brew head gasket
Brew head screen
Brew head screw
(1) - 1 ounce packet of Dezcal
Unsure whether you are up to the task of this Do-It-Yourself maintenance? Take a sneak peek at the instructions before you decide.
Is the screw and screen the flush style or like the original?
A shopper on Jun 9, 2016
Best Answer:The screw is a bolt/screw as the video shows. My original screw was just a screw on my version 2 Silvia. The screen is like the original with a lip. My version 2 has just the screen and not the extra piece they take off and clean that should be permanent. My machine sprays with the new gasket so may be a difference in version 1&2 and 3. The old gasket sealed better but was dryed out and needed replacing. I need to do more investigation into the new bottomless filter I got which is V3 and the old V2 portafilters with my machine as to if replacing the gasket with this gasket was a good idea for V2. Since I use Glow Glo, the filter still looked good and was pretty clean yet when I replaced it.