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  1. @prezes - intriguing. Almost as if the valve has too much range (rather than operate within a meaningful range and then have precise adjustment) - think eureka grinders adjustment knobs as an example. anyway, I don’t have one nor an E61 machine so I can’t help you. I wish you good luck and hopefully someone chimes in with a a twin setup so they can help you.
  2. Feels to me that the machine is overheating, big time. Is there steam coming out into the drip tray?
  3. And you say you have a different experience with the coffee sensor one? if you do, keep the bottom part intact (springs, etc), but replace the control valve. Effectively having the CoffeeSensor flow control valve with Lelit’s spring. I kind of can see why this happens - flow does not have a direct relationship with pressure. Very strange. And I take you have set it up as per Dave’s instructions when he used with the minima?
  4. @prezes - interesting. So the presenter shuts the flow almost entirely and the needle doesn’t move? Very strange!
  5. Ha. I was curious because you said you bought it from amazon.de. - Any reason why you didn't consider buying from a UK shop? Presumably with Amazon DE it was cheaper, but, was VAT added?
  6. @europa - Welcome aboard! I take you are based in the EU?
  7. yeah. Use whatever email gets to them. I don't own an ACS machine, so I don't know the details, but couple people I know, as I said, had no issues sourcing spares from either sources.
  8. You could say the same for any machine really. @BlackCatCoffee is an authorised dealer and no doubt he's able to source parts. Failing that, contact ACS and they will send you parts. I know of a couple of people who pursued those routes very successfully.
  9. I think you are referring to the anti-vac valve. If the valve was stuck shut, causing the boiler to not really pressurise, you’ll see a total lack of pressure when you steam first. And then it will pressurise properly. From what you describe, I don’t think that’s the problem. You can check his without even opening your machine up. After bringing the machine up to temp, release some steam via the steam wand, for about 5 seconds. Do you have a massive temperature or pressure drop, that the machine takes a significant time to recover? If so, then the valve is the culprit. If this happens, please shoot a video next time. But, from what you describe, I doubt that’s the case.
  10. I have no idea. The only thing I can think of is that, because with the much weaker, stock spring + vent spring, the pre-infusion chamber will open and therefore you have more space to fill, which could influence the reading. I have no idea. Whereas, with the stronger spring from the Lelit kit, that chamber is effectively disabled and never fills up. All speculation, I have no idea.
  11. Which spring was in there? Coffee sensor or the original MaraX? edit: I’m also losing it… I can’t remember if it’s you @prezes or @kico who have both kits!
  12. Errr…. Back and forth? Looks like we’ve gone full circle! on Saturday, @kico started all of this… showing us a link to this very video! 😂😂😂😂😂🤣🤣👍👍👍👍
  13. I have a 600g (large I think!) brushed stainless steel one. Works fine, no complaints.
  14. I'll not say anything about the Minima that just popped in the classifieds then 🙂
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