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Older espresso machine leaking- are gaskets hard to replace?

FluffyKiwiFruit08 | Aug 2, 201504:11 PM     5

First, it is about 15 y/o, one of the older Starbucks Barista machines. I love it though! Simple and built like a tank. I just noticed in the past few days when I press the button for the steam wand (before I use it), it leaks at the spot you'd put the portafilter when the portafiliter isn't in (guess I don't really know the technical names). I think the gasket is shot where the portafilter goes. Any idea how hard these are to replace and where I could even find one? It isn't not working, but before it becomes a real issue that kills the machine, I'd like to fix it if at all possible. I really like my machine and after browsing new ones (in my price range, at least) they seem really cheap and liable to break quickly.

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