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  1. Machine is trying to fill but timing out. Will more than likely be a failed coil on the inlet valve. Locate the inlet valve (left hand side under drip tray/behind back splash panel. Put your hand on coil (black box with black plug attatched, will have a 14mm nut securing it to valve), switch machine on and you should hear/feel a ‘click’ as valve opens. In your case I imagine you won’t hear/feel the click as coil will be dead and require replacing. locate the level probe on top of boiler, will have a a cable going to it which splits into 2 cores, one connected to the probe and one connect
  2. im at abit of a loss with its previous life as ive had it stored away here that long i dont have any history on it. i know the fracino dual fuels ive had have always been super good - stone cold to 1.1bar in about 20 minutes. and most of the astorias ive dealt with have been the smae apart from the odd few. now i cant decide if thats because thats how they are designed or if theres a problem. there was scale build up in the diphragm which has been removed - still no different. the diphragm itself seems ok but without something to compare with its hard to say wether its hardened or no
  3. Hi guys, so entering month 3 of furlough ive decided to pull some old machines out of the garage to tinker on with i have an old 2003 dual fuel lever Astoria 2 group. i have some problems with the one of the lever groups which i should be able to sort out. my main issue is with the gas burner. it just appears so slow! now ive worked with loads of dual fuel machines in the past and always noticed that they come up to pressure in approx 20 minutes - this one is taking about 50-60 minutes!! ive gone down all the obvious routes, ie ive cleaned the jet out, cleaned the burner and che
  4. https://www.gumtree.com/p/other-kitchen-appliances/fracino-dual-fuel-lpg-coffee-espresso-machine-3-years-old/1362174552
  5. 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.
  6. 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??
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. 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!
  12. 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 manua
  13. 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 nu
  14. Ebay mate, it's a fairly generic part. Search for anti vacuum valve 1/4"
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