You will know when the gaskets need changing:
If the steam taps leaks when making coffee, causing a drip or coffee over flows from handle when making a coffee.
You will need to change your group gaskets annually and the steam ones less often.
It better to change the gaskets before they get hard (ie annually ) otherwise they will be difficult to remove.
Kit includes: 16 parts
1 x Group gasket 8.3mm i.1224 Models made 2016 and before (too thick for 2017 models and after )
1 x Group supplementary gasket - if the handle slides to the right this will fix that.
2 x Group shower screen and screw
1 x Shower holder gasket o ring - (red one)
1 x Cleaning sachet to clean the group and handle
3 x Steam gaskets x 3 2015 and after models *
3 x Steam gaskets x 3 2015 and before models
1 x Steam tap washer - (white viton)*
1 x Silicon tube grease for the steam tap
1 x Descale sachet **- descale the boiler and solenoid
*This is the latest version of this kit updated in 06/16 and may have some gaskets that are not needed.
* Group gaskets become hard and brittle over time and become very difficult to remove.Replacing annually will enable smooth removal with an awl or screwdriver.
**You should descale every 3 months at least to avoid solenoid valve and group from blocking. Easy to prevent not so easy to replace.