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  1. Indeed! It’s a perfect entry level espresso grinder. I have a Macap MXD now, but I plan to move to a Niche at some point. My wife hates the “Dalek” as she calls it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. I don’t know much about the Rocky I’m afraid - but I was always under the impression that it wasn’t quite an espresso grinder? What’s your budget? I started off with an Eureka Mignon for a couple of hundred - more than capable for espresso! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. No burn marks - just the corrosion on top of the valve itself, which seemed a little weird to me. I should have the new parts on Monday, I'll update as I go!
  4. Turns out the pump is fine. I'm getting a voltage across the solenoid valve, too. in my process of reassembling the machine the live wire on the solenoid valve gave out a distinct pop (and tripped my RCD), which was uber weird. I still have power to the machine (the red light on the on/off switch is on), but I haven't yet ran the voltages across the motherboard to see what actually fried! No idea how that happened - but Gianni's sending a solenoid valve and a new board anyway, so whatever was going on there hopefully will get rectified with those new parts.... And thanks - holiday was good, but it's gotten rather cold here, though.
  5. I’ve been on holiday - only just back (and I need to get this machine sorted!) You don’t know where I could find a schematic for the Oscar, do you? I presume the pump is behind the grouphead? Everything other than this one part looks absolutely fine.. (is that the 3 way solenoid valve?)
  6. Yeah Gianni said to check for that too. Is there an easy way to tell it’s gone? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. So, I have a Nuova Simonelli Oscar II, which over the last week or so has been exhibiting a slightly burning plastic type smell. I had planned to open it up to investigate, only I was beaten to the punch by my machine stopping water flow mid shot! My boiler is still heating, I have full steam pressure from the wand. The only time I get a burning smell is when the button is pressed to engage water flow. You can hear the sound of the pump, but normally after a few seconds after pressing the button you hear an audible click - then a pre-infusion followed by a ramp up in pressure and increased flow. That click isn’t happening, though - and as such, no water flows from the grouphead. Before I open it up - any tips on what I should be looking for? My intuition is the 3 way solenoid - but anyone with more knowledge than me is welcome to share the love! I’ll enclose a video to describe the issue too. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Sadly the few times I’ve tried them I was left rather underwhelmed. Admittedly it wasn’t in their own cafe, so maybe that’s worth a shout if I’m in the area. Which part of Amsterdam is it in? (I’ll be there in a couple of weeks..) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. They’re.. alright. Friedhats would be my pick, followed by Keen, who are rather good, actually! If you message them they’ll let you know which local cafes stock them too, which I’ve done before. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Same boat here! Not sure how much to keep in reserve... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Headfirst is now FUKU. And they’re called Friedhats now! Lot 61 was pretty average when I went. There’s a place called coffee and coconuts which is in an old theatre (turned into a massive 3 floor cafe) which is across the road from Scandinavian Embassy. Nice place to sit, too. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. I had the same issue. Thankfully got CHC to send me 500g of beans roasted last week to me, on Tuesday. #smartthinking [emoji23] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Yeah mate, I'll take that from you! Send me your details and I'll forward payment.
  14. If you're willing to split, I'll take a couple of membranes from you!
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