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  1. View Advert Bezerra BZ02 - Spares/Repair/Use *** Price drop - someone please just make me an offer on this thing, I want it out of my way. Won't be long before it becomes antique the price starts going up... *** This machine is actually perfectly functional, but I'll list it as spares or repair since it has frankly seen better days. What's wrong with it? Well cosmetically the right hand plastic panel does not snap into place, and you can probably see that it's balanced on for the pictures. Someone with a little skill could probably make some new fittings to sort this out, I've never bothered because it's not the most attractive machine to spend the time on. I fitted a new pressure stat to it a couple of years back to try to fix a glitch where it needs a bit of a nudge to keep heating up when you first switch it on. The new stat didn't really cure the problem so I have no idea what the cause of that is. Not really a problem, all you need to do is give it a blast with the steamer and the element kicks in again until it reaches pressure. After that it is fine until you fire it up again the next day. What else? Well it's no Rachel Riley, there's no point pretending its going to transform your kitchen. And diet hasn't always been the best - I'm not going to pretend that it's always had bottled water although it was probably 50% of the time. I have descaled it anyway. It comes with 3 PF handles, one of them bottomless, and I'll chuck in a triple basket since I have no intention of ever drinking that much espresso in a single drink again. Collection only please from GL9 - right by Jnc 18 of the M4. I'm going to put £150 as the asking price but leave it open to offers. Advertiser PottyMouthedBuddhist Date 02/05/21 Price £125 Category Machines  
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    *** Price drop - someone please just make me an offer on this thing, I want it out of my way. Won't be long before it becomes antique the price starts going up... *** This machine is actually perfectly functional, but I'll list it as spares or repair since it has frankly seen better days. What's wrong with it? Well cosmetically the right hand plastic panel does not snap into place, and you can probably see that it's balanced on for the pictures. Someone with a little skill could probably make some new fittings to sort this out, I've never bothered because it's not the most attractive machine to spend the time on. I fitted a new pressure stat to it a couple of years back to try to fix a glitch where it needs a bit of a nudge to keep heating up when you first switch it on. The new stat didn't really cure the problem so I have no idea what the cause of that is. Not really a problem, all you need to do is give it a blast with the steamer and the element kicks in again until it reaches pressure. After that it is fine until you fire it up again the next day. What else? Well it's no Rachel Riley, there's no point pretending its going to transform your kitchen. And diet hasn't always been the best - I'm not going to pretend that it's always had bottled water although it was probably 50% of the time. I have descaled it anyway. It comes with 3 PF handles, one of them bottomless, and I'll chuck in a triple basket since I have no intention of ever drinking that much espresso in a single drink again. Collection only please from GL9 - right by Jnc 18 of the M4. I'm going to put £150 as the asking price but leave it open to offers.

    £125

    - GB

  3. View Advert Gene Cafe CBR-101 Dimmer Modded *** Price Drop - £275 *** For sale is my dimmer modded Gene Cafe - I am the second owner of this machine and it's roasted many kilos for me very comfortably. Never had any issues with it, I've done the dimmer mod, so I will need the buyer to sign a disclaimer because I am not a qualified electrician. Failing that I can simply remove the dimmer if you're not interested in it. Machine comes in original box with original BB manual. I'm asking £300, collection only from GL9 (right on Jnc 18 of the M4). Buyer will see the machine working and we can do a roast so you have some benchmarks to work on. Please note communications form my side will be limited until Monday 3rd May Advertiser PottyMouthedBuddhist Date 02/05/21 Price £275 Category Machines  
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    *** Price Drop - £275 *** For sale is my dimmer modded Gene Cafe - I am the second owner of this machine and it's roasted many kilos for me very comfortably. Never had any issues with it, I've done the dimmer mod, so I will need the buyer to sign a disclaimer because I am not a qualified electrician. Failing that I can simply remove the dimmer if you're not interested in it. Machine comes in original box with original BB manual. I'm asking £300, collection only from GL9 (right on Jnc 18 of the M4). Buyer will see the machine working and we can do a roast so you have some benchmarks to work on. Please note communications form my side will be limited until Monday 3rd May

    £275

  5. Ah that's very kind but I must have used up more than enough of your time and goodwill just learning how to pull a shot It was never a problem that bugged me too much - a quick blast on the steam wand nudges it into action again, so not enough to worry me.
  6. Wow thanks, that is certainly more than I was expecting. I think I might actually have bought this machine from you if I remember correctly
  7. Useful info, thanks Chris. Mine had a previous owner for a short time, so I'm thinking £275 would be fair. The indemnity seems like a good idea - annoying when I've been using it for so long and never killed myself, but I suppose it makes sense
  8. Yep, I've done the chaff box on mine in the past, and the wire mesh is a 5-10 minute job. £300 would be the max I would ask for it though if they can be bought new for £475. I'm not sure why I'd need to remove the mod if the new owner accepts responsibility for it, has this come up in the past? If so it's not a long job to do, just seems a bit pointless when most people would want the mod to remain in place.
  9. Anyone have a clue on what to ask for this - my clear out continues with "the Beast". This machine is actually perfectly functional, but I'll be listing it as spares or repair since it has frankly seen better days. What's wrong with it? Well cosmetically the right hand plastic panel does not snap into place, and you can probably see that it's balanced on for the pictures. Someone with a little skill could probably make some new fittings to sort this out, I've never bothered because it's not the most attractive machine to spend the time on. I fitted a new pressure stat to it a couple of years back to try to fix a glitch where it needs a bit of a nudge to keep heating up when you first switch it on. The new stat didn't really cure the problem so I have no idea what the cause of that is. Not really a problem, all you need to do is give it a blast with the steamer and the element kicks in again until it reaches pressure. After that it is fine until you fire it up again the next day. What else? Well it's no Rachel Riley, there's no point pretending its going to transform your kitchen. And diet hasn't always been the best - I'm not going to pretend that it's always had bottled water although it was probably 50% of the time. I have descaled it anyway. It comes with 3 PF handles, one of them bottomless, and I'll chuck in a triple basket since I have no intention of ever drinking that much espresso in a single drink again. On the slim chance that anyone just wants the PF handles I would sell those separately. Any ideas?
  10. Yes, thanks that was about what I was hoping to hear - I'l leave the thread running in case anyone has other ideas, but good to have my rough idea confirmed
  11. Yes, for the last couple of years I used the emergency stop and always cooled the machine down to 100 degrees using its own cooling function.
  12. Good question - 240v. I looked into buying the 230v heating element but didn't really see the value in it.
  13. I'm after a rough valuation on my Gene Cafe. I've had it for about 4.5 years and in that time it's done some work, I would estimate probably 40-50kg of green beans have gone through it. I've only ever done the standard maintenance on the machine, and have never had any issues with it. I once got the E4 error, which I finally realised was caused by extreme low temperatures in my garage, and 20 minutes inside in the warm had it working again just fine. I've also had to replace the rubber doohickey on the roasting chamber paddle once, and will chuck in the remaining spares I bought from Bella Barista. I've done the dimmer mod on this machine, for which I take no responsibility, and is used entirely at a buyers own risk. The heatsink in the dimmer is not sufficient to allow the entire roast to be carried out while the dimmer is on - if you try this, then at some point it will overheat and the Gene will cut power to the heating element. But it will work for easily 10 minutes of a roast, which IMO is more than you need it for. I actually only kick the dimmer in after first crack. As you'll see in the photos I drilled some holes in the heat sink housing, and since then I have never had any overheating even when doing multiple back to back roasts. Dimmer mod can be removed entirely if a buyer so wishes. Here's some pictures for reference. Thanks for any thoughts.
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