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Portafilter Handle Grip Is Coming Loose

The Portafilter handle grip and end cap keep sliding off the main grip. Can we simply glue the grip and end cap back on to hold it in place?

If so, what kind of glue do you recommend?

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Any strong, gummy adhesive should do the trick; that's how they're held together from the factory.


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Can you show a more detailed picture of that round metal knob, and a picture of the bare handle the cover goes onto and the knob goes into?

You may be able to wrap the bare metal handle with something that will stick to it but preferably without adhesive that will leave a residue if it doesn't work. I'm thinking something like Teflon comma though then you would have to put something on it so the handle doesn't just slide right off. But something to thicken the piece that the black rubber grip slides onto so it's tight when it goes on.

Then you might be able to use something like J-B weld on that round metal knob and well that into the metal handle which should then hold the rubber grip on.

Basically if you can get that round metal knob to stay in place it should hold the other one in place. Then even if you wrapped the bare metal with Teflon to thicken it up, the rubber grip would rotate but it wouldn't slide off and it wouldn't be loose.

That's how I would go about troubleshooting that. But I'm just guessing at how the handle and grip are assembled without more detailed images.


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I added a piccie of the end cap---that's the 'round metal knob'. You slide the rubber grip on and then the end cap seems to hold the grip in place with the prong on the end. My -guess- is that the end cap prong just got loose over the years.


All of the referenced parts are plastic, not metal, so JB weld won't help. As usual the simple solution is best; a strong, gummy adhesive.




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