Del_UK The problem may be the OPV. I replaced mine when I had the Liz and it sorted it out. It was provided FOC by the retailer after a bit of badgering.
Thanks Del_UK ! I appreciate the suggestion.
Took me more than a full ½ hour to read through the thread. Seems like quite afew people were affected and some got quite fussed. I feel bady for @DavecUK , who kind of got caught in the middle of it all, and did his best to help. Kudos to Dave for being patient with everyone and staying cool.
@DavecUK If I’m going to swap out my OPV for another, it would be great to find one that (in combination with the Lelit hose routings) is more fully and easily adjustable. I have managed to get pressure down to 7 BAR and up to 11 BAR with a blind basket, but it required shifting some houses around a bit to do so, and avoid hose crimping or twisting. I’d love to find an OPV setup that is easier to adjust and is not as prone to corrosion.
I’ll also have a chat with my retailer about solutions, as they have likely deal with it before. They are very service oriented and about a ½ hours drive away.
In the interim, I’ll just: a) set my OPV about 1 BAR higher than I want, then run a blind basket shot before running my espresso shots.
Guess now I’m going to have to rerun all my paired shot tests. 😁