Silicone Group Gasket (Orange) ø 73x57x8mm
Suitable for Gaggia Classic and E61 machines.
These soft silicone rubber group seals are ideal for upgrading the black rubber seals within the standard machine. They provide a much longer useful life (though it's still a good idea to change them approximately annually) and remain soft and pliable throughout their lifetime - resulting in a positive and progressive locking in of the portafilter.
As these group gaskets do not become firm over months and years of use, they are significantly easier to remove for cleaning, maintenance or replacement than standard black rubber ones.
Both the 8.5mm gasket and the 8.0mm gasket will fit the Classic - the difference in thickness results in a slight difference to the portafilter final lock-in position: with the 8.5mm gasket, a firm lock-in will see the handle around 6-7 o'clock; whereas the 8.0mm allows the handle to rotate further, typically locking in around 5-6 o'clock.
NOTE that this group gasket is not suitable for the Gaggia Classic RI9403 model.
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