ECM Classika PID: Portafilter Too Tight

Learn what to do if you find that the portafilter is too tight on a brand-new ECM Classika PID espresso machine, or if that it's difficult to lock in or attach.

As long as water is not leaking around the portafilter from the group head, this is totally normal. Over time, the portafilter will wear into a normal 6 o’clock position. It could take about a month or two. As long as it is making a good seal, then it is fine. In another year or so, the gasket will need to be replaced again, and may still be a little off center in the beginning.

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