I have ben using the Clasic for a couple years now and stil love it. However I'm runing into a problem that won't go...

I have been using the Classic for a couple years now and still love it. However I'm running into a problem that won't go away. When using my bottomless portafilter, espresso sprays out in a couple different spots while pulling the shot. I actually noticed this the very first time I used the bottomless nearly a year ago, but it wasn't much and I thought it was just the nature of the thing. But it's worse now. Also, my spent grounds are still very watery. I just descaled-- twice in two weeks, in fact-- and took off the shower head and gasket as well. I truly hope there is an easy fix here. Or at least some sort of fix. This machine is too good otherwise for this to be a permanent problem. Thanks.
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Have you replaced the gasket? Over time it can wear out. The bottomless portafilter causes the filter basket to sit low. The lower level of the lip can cause a looser seal than regular portafilter. Click on the link below to purchase a new gasket. You can also click on the second link for a video on installing the gasket. http://www.wholelattelove.com/Gaggia/gaggia_gasket.cfm http://www.wholelattelove.com/videos.cfm?playvidID=546
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Hello again, Kathy.. I replaced the gasket about a year ago. They shouldn't be repalced that often, should they? I understand what you say about it sitting a little lower, but is that the only fix for it?
  Ryan       Nov 01, 2013 04:59PM
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