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    • Oh forum flaw. Lost a post somehow on this thread. Probably didn't hit reply and thought I had. Dismal.  Usually on forums what I had typed in would show next time I looked at the thread again. It's done this way because there are other things that can happen to a part finished post preventing it's completion. Anyway what it was mostly about is the valve error due to dicky level sensing probes when the boilers have really drained. The machine will think that the boilers are full and will if told to put the heating on - result - steam boiler thermal fuse blowing and maybe a burnt out heater - 3 beeps and no steam there after. So if the valve error crops up power off and investigate. John -
    • I did see this one on ebay it's in a sorry state and looks to be a  1974 ish "Model 1"  Ebay item Fortune favours the brave...🐱
    • Group Head Controller Here’s a render of the new “group head controller” that will appear on version 1.3 Decent Espresso Machines.  Pictured here is our white DE1XL model. This new controller will enable real time control over flow or pressure, during espresso making.    The current flow rate (blue) and pressure (green) will be displayed on the light ring in real time during espresso making, as a moving colored dot. You’ll be able to “drag” to a new value by keeping your finger down. And you will also be able to make small +/- 0.1 incremental changes to flow or pressure, by tapping *near* the current pressure (or flow) values.  Each quick tap will cause a precise 0.1 change. Both “tap” (small precise changes) and “finger down” (drag to new value) will be supported. This group head controller will be available to all v1.1 Decent customers (at a modest price), and will also ship by default with all v1.3 machines. Shipping is to start in January 2020. -john
    • Sage came along and replaced the grinder. Initially the engineer just changed the bur setting but I just said hang on the problem is that the adjustment was only doing anything over part of it's range. Settings above 8 did move the bur but going finer didn't so he went out and came back with an entire grinder assembly and replaced the lot. Results from the grinder are a little clumpy at settings I tend to use but he reckoned ok for new burs. I'll be putting the old ones in anyway as he left the grinder for me to look at. It looks like grinds have got where they shouldn't some how and the adjustment jammed so some part of the mechanism must be able to slip. It did have a stiff part around a setting of 4 from new. He also mentioned running the grinder when adjusting significantly finer but I have always done that anyway. As the machine hasn't been used for over 12months nothing was drunk but the grinder could be adjusted for the brew pressures I usually use. We both thought that a descale would be a good idea before really using it also a good back flush or 2. So descaled and then had a problem when I removed the shower screen and seal for cleaning. Came out ok etc but the screw now doesn't grip in the hole for it so couldn't fix the screen back in place any more. So decided a diy repair and ordered the part. It's the more expensive shower screen on the Sage web page. I may wish I had bitched at Sage.Why - well
    • Interesting company! 💀 "We have never made a business decision sober." 
    • Luckily this is a bolt on so I should be ok Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    • Take loads of photos as you go so you'll have something to reference on reassembly & you shouldn't have a problem. You might be able to get away refinishing the case with everything in situe if you take care to mask off everywhere you don't want the spray to reach.
    • I used to work for the 'Alzheimer's Society' and came to know their current research quite well,  trust me just get at least 7 1/2 hours sleep a night or suffer the consequences later in life, alternatively stay up late don't worry or plan for a pension. PS, don't forget to get a prepayment account for Dignitas 👍  
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