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  1. Hold down finger in top left hand side of touchpanel for about 4 seconds, a keypad will come up asking for code, type in ‘7913000’ or ‘70130000’ (I forget which), this will give you access to the tech settings. Go into settings and on top left corner and you will see a counter for filter.
  2. Hi, long shot but i was wondering if anyone could help me out sourcing a main back panel (curvy bottom) for a 2011 CMA Perla??
  3. Amazing condition Fracino dual fuel machine, semi automatic. All the details with pictures and videos can be found here ...https://www.gumtree.com/p/restaurant-catering-equipment/dual-fuel-immaculate-commercial-espresso-coffee-machine-fracino-mobile-catering-lpg-gas-electric-/1292007146 Listed for sale at £1895, realistically looking for £1700 ono.
  4. i recently went to a similar machine with the same symptoms. On initial assessment the fill solenoid valve was working fine, as was the level probe and autofill system. the problem turned out to be a split in the machines heat exchangers, caused by water icing up and splitting them. as the heat exchangers are permanently supplied with water before the autofill sysytem it was causing the machine to over fill (water leaking from heat exchanger into boiler) even though fill valve was closed. i really hope this isnt the case for you as it is probably the worst case scenario.
  5. or just remove right hand side panel (simply pulls off) and locate element. You will notice it has 4 connections (2 x live and 2 x neutral) you should notice 2 wires coming from the pressure stat to the heating element and then a link wire connects one leg of the element to the above it. Simply remove the link wires and your machine will be running at half power. will heat up/recover noticeably slower than it is at the moment though obviously make sure machine is switched off before hand.
  6. on the main screen hold your finger down in the top left hand corner for a few seconds, a box will appear asking for a pin, enter 111111 and you will be able to access the settings
  7. I thought i must of wrote this thread myself when i saw it as i live exactly in between Selby/Doncaster/Pontefract/Goole! I am a service engineer so have visited pretty much all of the places that there is to visit in the area and unfortunately I am still on the quest for somewhere decent! If you are ever passing through Eggborough you are more than welcome to pop into the workshop, i always have something on the bench that we can use, for testing purposes of course!
  8. hi Shady, sorry for bringing up an old thread but I have a quick question regarding the Pompei if you dont ind me asking? I have the option to buy one and went to have a look the other day, what is putting me off is the steam valves. I have had a few Elektras and a couple of San Marco machines in the past which use a lever method for activating the steam as opposed to a knob which you would turn, and on all these machines the lever has also snapped into position allowing me two free hands to hold the milk pitcher. However on this Pompei i looked at the levers had to be held in place manually with one hand, and as soon as you let go it would snap back into the off position. I was just wondering if this is standard for this model or if on your machine you was able to open the steam valve and leave it open without holding it? Thank you Shady, any help greatfully apprecaated cc
  9. Hi James, usually two common suspects if you are getting no water at all through the group head; No1: Faulty solenoid valve. The coils that operate the solenoid valve to allow the flow of water from the group head can often fail. It is a simple like for like swap. A fairly simple way to test for this is to operate the group head via the switch and you should instantly hear a notable 'click'. This is the nucleus inside the solenoid engaging to allow flow, if you don't hear it chances are the coil is faulty. No2: Blocked filter and jet within the group head. If you remove the chrome nut on top of the group head you should see a small cylindrical mesh filter, and inside here is a jet (basically a small bolt with a drilled hole through it) the hole is very small and can often be blocked up easily by scale and crap. remove it with a 7mm(i think) socket, descale/clean/poke through with a paper clip. There are of course other reasons, you could have power issues, blockages elsewhere etc etc but in my experience these are the most common 2 reasons, and fairly simple to rectify too. Make sure your machine is unplugged, and cold before attempting any repairs!! Good luck!
  10. Ebay mate, it's a fairly generic part. Search for anti vacuum valve 1/4"
  11. actually sorry may of jumped the gun here, which part exactly is the steam/water coming from??
  12. looks like anti vacuum valve, helps release air from boiler when heating, little pin in the middle will pop up and seal when boiler becomes pressurised quite likely a little bit of scale/debris is stopping it from sealing properly, easy enough to dismantle and clean, and also cheap enough to replace. eBay - (anti vacuum valve 1/4") should see you right no real initial danger at the moment, more of an annoyance but look to get it sorted as it will only get worst over time
  13. wasnt sure if maybe something on the pcb, all the jumpers where missing so initially wasnt letting me programme the machine either, managed to sort that out but wasnt sure if another one would turn on/off the leds (i tried one on every set of pegs and it did not :/
  14. Currebtly have a dual fuel Fracino on my bench, everything fine apart from one little thing that is bugging me. When the machine is on all the touchpad led's illuminate, when one of the buttons is selected the rest go out apart from the one which is on. This is purely cosmetic and doesn't stop the machine from functioning correctly in anyway, however I must of had 50+ Fracinos on my bench over the last few years and I have never had this where all the led's stay illuminated. Usually they are all out and only come on wghen pressed. I am sure I read somewhere that there is a way to have them so they are either on or off, but I cant remmeber if that was for the Stafco Markus machines which I know you can pre-select to either have permanently on or flashing across. If no one knows then it will be a sheepish phonecall to tech support on Monday morning.
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