If you find your E61 brew lever starting to feel rough, squeaky or sticking while rotating it, follow along with this article to lubricate the cam and stop the squeak. Also, keep in mind that a detergent backflush will make the brew lever action feel sticky, and pulling a few shots should make it feel smoother. If you follow our recommended 6 week backflushing schedule, cam lubrication should only be needed rarely.
- Adjustable wrench
- Flathead screwdriver
- Food safe lubricant
1. Remove the E61 lever by taking out the flathead nut at the end of the lever.
2. Use the adjustable wrench to remove the inner portion of the lever and cam shaft.
3. Lubricate the cam head with food safe lubricant and reinstall into the grouphead.