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  1. Ok interesting. Thank you. I had a bit of a scope around filtering water before. I’m really averse to the bottled water idea for the environment. And the whole RO and recipes seems like a lot of hard work. Or is that not the case? the BWT water seems to be used on the coffee places around here and it tastes really nice which is why I opted for it. I guess they’re servicing and descaling regularly
  2. Update. I'm an idiot and a descale appears to have fixed the problem. I do need to do it more often i'm just always concerned about the process and what it does to the machine and overdoing it. Hence I guess i'm underdoing it. Fingers crossed it will fix the problem long term! Thank you for all the guidance and apologies again for the crossed threads
  3. Thanks you. Is this in place of the group head digital thermometer I have installed?
  4. thanks! As I say apologies as I hadn’t seen the replies to my previous thread as I posted a new one. My bad for making it confusing! Is that the idle group temp, what's showing during a shot, or a flush How long is it on for when you get that reading Did it used to heat up to a higher temperature do you get steam from the shower screen when flushing after it's not used for a while What is the steam boiler pressure it’s the idle group temperature after being on for an hour plus. Never gets higher. It used to head up to 94C plus if left on for that time.
  5. Thanks both and apologies as I missed this message as I just posted another thread @DavecUKi do live in a hard water area but I use BWT filtered water. I also need to do a descale as it’s about time - though I’ve always been a bit wary! It’s just over a year old bought from new. As of yesterday the machine is not heating up last 89C. any good descaling tips for the Mara? thank you
  6. I have a lelit Mara (not the X) that’s not heating up past 89C. I have a group head thermometer I’ve attached that provides me the temp info. I was told over the phone from the retailer that I should try increasing the boiler pressure. Is that east enough to do? Does anyone have any advice on how to do this on the Mara? any other things that could be causing this I’m not aware of? Thanks paul
  7. Hi all, Not sure which thread to post on as posted in the technical / faults forum without response but I wondered if anyone could help with how I can reduce the time between shots. I have the Lelit Mara (non X version) and I love it and get great espresso from it. When I make two coffees, the temperature doesn't stabilise after i've pulled the first shot. It drops too quickly to pull a second shot. I have a brewhead thermometer and wait til it reaches 92.5C before pulling the first shot, giving 94-95C when the shot is pulling. I empty the puck, rinse it and do a quick purge to get
  8. Hello! I'm probably being stupid and missing something obvious but I"m trying to reduce the time between pulling two shots. I make my partner a flat white then myself an espresso on a Lelit Mara twice a day. I have a brewhead thermoter and have generally worked out the best brewhead temperature to wait for before pulling the shots is 92.5 (which gives 94-95 when pulled) After I pull the first shot and steam the milk, I clean the portafilter and the brewead for the second shot. The temp obviously drops down - to about 90 - and it takes about 5 or 6 minutes, sometimes longer to get
  9. Hello! I'm probably being stupid and missing something obvious but I"m trying to reduce the time between pulling two shots. I make my partner a flat white then myself an espresso on a Lelit Mara twice a day. I have a brewhead thermoter and have generally worked out the best brewhead temperature to wait for before pulling the shots is 92.5 (which gives 94-95 when pulled) After I pull the first shot and steam the milk, I clean the portafilter and the brewead for the second shot. The temp obviously drops down - to about 90 - and it takes about 5 or 6 minutes, sometimes longer to get
  10. I realise i would be better posting this in a broader group than just the Lelit one but i can't appear to delete this now i've posted it and don't want t cross post! Could someone tell me how?
  11. I'm coming back to this as i don't quite understand it. I have a fantastic Lelit Mara which has a pre-infusion by lifting the lever 45 degrees. I have yet to use this function as it appears that the machine does it's own pre-infusion when you lift the lever fully (it appears to linger around 3 bars for a few seconds before ramping up to 9bar) though I can't guarantee this is what's happening. I'm just wondering am I right in this? Should I be doing my own pre-infusion for a few seconds before lifting the lever fully? And if so, how does that impact 1. the grind size and 2. the length o
  12. I'm coming back to this as i don't quite understand it. I have a fantastic Lelit Mara which has a pre-infusion by lifting the lever 45 degrees. I have yet to use this function as it appears that the machine does it's own pre-infusion when you lift the lever fully (it appears to linger around 3 bars for a few seconds before ramping up to 9bar) though I can't guarantee this is what's happening. I'm just wondering am I right in this? Should I be doing my own pre-infusion for a few seconds before lifting the lever fully? And if so, how does that impact 1. the grind size and 2. the length of t
  13. Took off the casing, gave the wiring a prod. Seems to work now! Not sure what I’d even done and not confident it won’t happen again but let’s see. Thanks all.
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