Troubleshoot portafilter fitting issues on a new ECM Elektronika II.
Portafilter is too tight on brand new machine
If you just received your ECM Elektronika II, and you find that it's difficult to lock in the portafilter or attach the portafilter, review the following to learn more.
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.