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  1. Well i’ll leave my offer there as there isn't much interest... let me know if you change your mind.
  2. Update: The PID was faulty. I purchased a replacement from Bella Barista (£129!!!!!!) ... took maybe 30mins start to finish to swap them over and back to fully operational. Thanks for all the help folks.
  3. Hi Folks, I woke up this morning to find a hot but 'flustered' machine. When plugged in and turned on, the steam tank appears to heat fine - red light turns on, and pressure rises. The PID screen stays totally blank though and the brew tank remains cool/cold. I couldn't find a thread with this symptom, so thought I'd ask you kind folk re best fix. I haven't found replacement PID's from a simple Google search. At the same time, are there any plug and play upgrades? All advice welcome. Matt
  4. ... checking the bank balance ... may thake the std stainless machine
  5. Offer now withdrawn. I'm going to buy new. Thanks
  6. Hi @d_leonit, I had to check prices and currently I can buy the exact units brand new for £110 delivered (Happy donkey website) with warranty (where applicable). So £10 difference following 3years of use wouldn't be worth it for me. I appreciate I am offering a deal less than you listed them for, but I can't justify used units for basically the same price as new units. £80 is my best offer. kind regards
  7. I can confirm that a 'blown' pump was the issue. Ordered a replacement (£15 delivered). Swapped the old for new and instantly solved the issue. Hope this helps inform someone if they have this issue in the future.
  8. I've tested the feed to the motor and the feed is fine. The motor is defo kaput. Not saying this is the only problem but it's the first one I'm going to fix.
  9. Seems to be the pump on initial inspection. Took the machine apart this afternoon and theres no connection between the pump terminals. Have ordered a replacement and will update with news once I have some.
  10. You mean a water level sensor in the actual boilers or the switch under the reservoir? The reservoir is now full, but had run low - not enough for it to turn off though. - I guess the feed hose could have moved to allow air entry - i.e., so the pump was sucking in air.... doubtful, but cant rule it out...but maybe that is why it now doesnt pump?....hmmm I'll have a ganders over the weekend... Scale isn't really an issue - I have descaled in the past, but I only use volvic, never tap water etc... will happily double check this though. Yes I've got a dec
  11. Sorry, I've been daft - the machine is an Expobar Leva Dual boiler. Tank only. Main fuse is fine - i.e., PID turns on. After turning on the mains there is a clear and audible click. My assumption is this is a for of internal break switch? I haven't had time to look at one of the exploded diagrams of the internals. So wondered if anyone was any the wiser?
  12. I've now had the machine for about 2-3 years. I got it from a forum member, he got it from Bella Barista.
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