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Current version by oldturkey03 (vote details),

Title:

Water from brew head coming out in one stream

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I have a machine I purchased used. Works pretty well. I tried descaling it for the first time recently. When I removed the brew screen, a brass insert, spring, and rubber ball came with. I reinstalled these for the descale. The screw had obvious been put back very tight and a little stripped; I had to use an impact driver to remove it. After ordering a new screw and reinstalling the brew screen, the water now comes out the brew screen primarily in the center with very little percolation through the screen. Seems incorrect and not working as well as previously. Any guidance on which part could be the issue? Perhaps the ball spring is not installed correctly? Or perhaps I did not torque in the brass insert tight ?

Love some ideas.

Device:

Starbucks Barista

Tags:

brewhead screen, brewing, reassembling, spring

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open

Accepted Answer:

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Original post by Keith Hoffman,

Title:

Water from brew head coming out in one stream

Text:

I have a machine I purchased used. Works pretty well. I tried descaling it for the first time recently. When I removed the brew screen, a brass insert, spring, and rubber ball came with. I reinstalled these for the descale. The screw had obvious been put back very tight and a little stripped; I had to use an impact driver to remove it. After ordering a new screw and reinstalling the brew screen, the water now comes out the brew screen primarily in the center with very little percolation through the screen. Seems incorrect and not working as well as previously. Any guidance on which part could be the issue? Perhaps the ball spring is not installed correctly? Or perhaps I did not torque in the brass insert tight ?

Love some ideas.

Device:

Starbucks Barista

Tags:

brewhead screen, brewing, reassembling, spring

Status:

open