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  1. The chute insert blocks the top holes. I am told (a while back by Conte Valero) that this is to prevent partially ground coffee going down the chute. Burrs replaced and all cleaned and back together. As an aside I have noticed that when the burrs are blunt, this chute blocks more readily and (particularly with lighter roast coffee) the motor is not powerful enough to drive blunt burrs through and this then blocks the chute and jams the grinder
  2. Once I worked out that I had to remove the badge to remove the chute I then did so. Some further pics: - Badge (you can see it just clips on, easy to remove with fingernail) - Screw that it exposes - Removed front - Chute Insert - needed a good clean - Chute view - also needed a good clean
  3. So having just done this today, I thought I would post some pictures to help folk out. I (after some fiddling and wondering) discovered the screw behind the badge having basically unmounted most of the grinder first (doh!) thinking the release screw must be behind it. Photos Below: - Remove Burr Cover (top), remove the hopper screw (shown) to access the third screw - Exposed bottom burr - Removed bottom burr (unscrew and prise out, secure centre (gold) nut with spanner to brace against). I did not show the top burr as it's pretty self explanatory - I had also removed
  4. Goes to show how much attention I've been paying, never seen one before. Great idea for the less artisan places without the staff investment
  5. I'd not seen this before. Two headed integrated grinder/tamper from La Marzocco. Quality of pour at the neighboring shop has gone up exponentially as requires no real barista training. Lock in portafilter and press button, then lock into machine and press button. 'Foolproof'. Are these common?
  6. Service complete and machine back. Great job. Replaced the failed main power switch/control unit also at £90+VAT. Machine running very well. Chap called Miro there very nice to work with. Recommended
  7. Mine came to approx £150 for a 'domestic' machine. Apparently this is what they consider the Cherub. This was a full service though so included a boiler descale etc... I can't remember if that incl/excl VAT though. If I remember correctly it's approx £250 for the 'commercial' machine version. If you need parts replacing/similar outside the normal service items (seals etc...) then that's on top
  8. Picking up completely serviced machine on Sat. Just over a week turnaround as it turns out. They have fully descaled and serviced for a very reasonable price. Will update again once I have the machine back but so far very impressed
  9. Many thanks for this, turned out to be perfect. Have gone for the full service where they disassemble and descale all boiler and pipework also. Worth it for the cost while they have it in. Takes 2 weeks or so depending on what service calls they have on. Spoke to a very nice chap called Miro. Will post again when I get the machine back as to how it's all gone.
  10. Afternoon all, long time since I've posted or commented but that's another story. Always great to catch on the discussion here in those fleeting moments Anyhow does anyone have any good recommendations for getting a Cherub serviced in London (ideally SW)? I'm not keen to send it back to Fracino as that would involve packing/shipping and so on and it's in good shape, just needs all the valves and so on changed after 5yrs+ great service. I'm loathe to do it myself due to time constraints primarily and ideally I'd want someone to come to me and do it here given it's just valves etc... so I d
  11. As an update took a Porlex through EDI last week without issue so the incident above seems to have been a one off which would fit with twisty's comment above
  12. Thanks to all. I haven't taken it apart yet as I only noticed yesterday and didn't have time. To be frank I use the tap so rarely that it could have been like this for a while . I think at this point I will flush/fill a few boilers when I am home later in the week and see if this sorts it out. Fingers crossed!
  13. Quick pic of a cup of the drawn water. As you can see not a great deal of silt but...
  14. Hello all, At present my Cherub, after much good service, has started distributing small amounts of silt/fine suspended particles from the hot water tap. This is only the case from the hot water tap i.e. when coming direct from the boiler as opposed to from the group. It's been descaled regularly etc... If I had to guess I would say they were perhaps sediment deposits of some kind or small metal particles but I can't imagine why either would be present in the boiler unless my recent descaling was excessively thorough. All appears otherwise to be in good working order. Has any
  15. You serve your house preference roast at the preferred temp and then the second roast takes a quality hit by being served at the same temp. You're still offering more choice than you were. To be frank I'd bet 95% of customers would never know.
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