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  1. Hi, if you haven't read the thread 'delonghi non-pressurised great results', have a look as there's some folk who seem to have got a 1:2 or thereabouts extraction from the dedica. My own experience was that this was not really possible. I also bought a niche and experimented with a non-pressurised basket for a few weeks before I upgraded my machine. From memory a finer grind caused a fair bit of dripping before the coffee flowed through. If you're getting out 50g from 18g in then that seems reasonable assuming it tastes OK,better than what I managed. I don't think the dedica is really des
  2. It's going back to BB tomorrow. They agree that it's something that needs looking at in the workshop and have said they'll repair or replace within 24 hours so should hopefully hear back on Monday or Tuesday.
  3. No, nothing changed in the advanced settings. I'll give BB a call tomorrow and see what they have to say. Thanks for your help, i'll report back once a diagnosis has been made.
  4. Hi, so i've drained the steam boiler as it occured to me I hadn't done this since I've had the machine. The steam wand tip is clean. The tiny bits i got out of it weren't blocking the holes. I turned the steam temp up to the maximum 145c in case this was any better. Steam was more powerful but still drips and splutters. The attached video will hopefully show the problem. Temp was 135c at the the start but steam very slow to come through. I made a coffee shortly afterwards and it took about 30 seconds to steam 4oz/100ml of milk. Problem seems to be getting worse. video.mp4
  5. I've removed the steam tip and there was a small amount of stuff in there that I managed to get out. Figured that was the culprit but when I came to steam some milk the problem remains. Dripping water and then steam coming through but doesn't seem an even flow and not as powerful as it should be. Tested without the tip on the wand as well but no improvement. Assuming there could be a blockage further up I guess the next step is to remove the entire steam wand. Is this advisable and if so anything to be aware of? Or should i contact Bella Barista before attempting this?
  6. Yeah, sorry about the rotation on the video. I couldn't get sound either (running firefox on windows) but glad it's now been heard. I was getting the steam to come through as per your video until recently so may well be a blockage inside. steam was at 135c, all settings as per factory. how do you remove the steam tip?
  7. Here is the video showing the machine spluttering before the steam came through. 20201114_114942.mp4
  8. From memory - turn tap on, water drips briefly come out of wand then steam kicks slowly at first and ramps up to full pressure shortly afterwards. I'll attempt to upload a video in the morning.
  9. I've noticed a slowing up of the steam activation on the Elizabeth over the past week or so. It's now taking a few seconds for the steam to come through properly and is preceded by drips of water. Steaming power is unaffected, it's just the time it takes to get there. Previously the steam was pretty much instantaneous. I've been pretty diligent with purging and wiping after use so wouldn't expect any blockage or contaminant inside the wand. Machine is still at factory settings and warmed up to the OK before use. Anyone had this problem/any ideas what may be wrong?
  10. I'm not too keen on the design of the Elizabeth portafilter either, i think it's the angular end in the palm of the hand, so will be looking to get a more rounded one. Either the PLA580S as above or the Nuovo one on BB. I do like the shape of the Bianca style walnut one but it seems Lelit don't do a black version.
  11. I'm thinking of getting a bottomless pf to assist with extraction. any thoughts on angled vs straight handles if tamping on a mat. should all angled ones allow the basket to sit flush on the surface? are straight handles better as the entire handle will be parallel to the worktop? or is this a non-issue
  12. Picked up the Lelit Elizabeth last week from BB having had the Niche for the last couple of months. BIt of an upgrade from the previous set up! Decided on the Elizabeth in part due to the extensive reviews on here for which i'm very grateful. It was really the only dual boiler machine within budget and although i haven't really been a milk drinker until now my wife is and I decided it would be better to spend that bit extra for the extra capabilities of this machine. Too early yet to be experimenting with any of the pre-infusion options. Made a couple of drinks using the motta leveller th
  13. Several months I reckon. Didn't take me long to convince myself that this was going to be a new adventure. A Niche Zero is now on the counter top, new machine awaiting soon hopefully!
  14. Hi, likewise I seem to having the same issues with the delonghi. After switching to non-pressurised basket, I am dosing 16g Coffeelink espresso blend and the machine is dripping for the first 10 seconds but then I assume the flow is too fast as the end result is about 55g in 35 seconds from first drip. I recently upgraded my grinder to a Niche and will also be upgrading the delonghi at some point within the next few months but was hoping to get some sort of technique mastered in the interim period. I have grind set on 10 but going finer i assume will just choke the machine.
  15. Hi, i've finally signed up to the forum after lurking here for a good few months and thoroughly enjoyed reading and trying to take in as much knowledge as my brain can compute. I've had a delonghi dedica for a couple of years and have mostly been grinding supermarket beans with a cheap molitta burr grinder. Upgrades to a non-pressurised basket and purchasing freshly roasted beans online have brought mixed results but the grinder was not upto the job with so at that point I decided that I wanted to get more into it. I'm now the owner of a Niche and have been tinkering in the last coup
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