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  1. Pro 700 is a solid choice, I have one after having a similar issue to you. The 700 is really well laid out internally, and has been rock solid for me since day 1. I bought it to last a long time. That said, if you want to save £250 and get the paddle, then the Bianca is a good choice also. What I'm saying is you can't really go wrong with either, so pick whichever one you fancy more.
  2. I loved my minima, and it ticked all the boxes for me (interesting design, value for money, solid in the cup) but I had the first batch and it was unreliable. My profitec 700 has been rock solid every day. Bezzera are also solid in my experience. I do miss the solenoid on the minima.
  3. Get some beans that are known to be fresh as others have said. Then dial up the grind until you choke the classic and work back. It will come.
  4. My Minima was exactly the same. Steam boiler kept overfilling to the point water came out the steam wand. Also leaked on the counter top. May well have been a loose connection, but mine had the Gicar replaced and then when it still happened, the fault was thought to be the fill probe. I loved the idea of mine, but based on the above I would say there is an inherent fault in these which ACS should probably look to adjust/remedy.
  5. Just to follow up on this. I took the very bottom part of the group off, and re-seated it. Whatever it did sorted it as its now smooth as anything. Thanks guys.
  6. Think it's over Sent from my RMX1931 using Tapatalk
  7. Here is a pic of the cam sat in position.
  8. So I wanted to take some time to check this thoroughly. Have taken cam out, dried both the cam and the inside of the chamber. Put excessive lubricant on there to eliminate that from the equation. Still stiff going back down. Does feel like potentially the 'pins' arent moving as freely as before using cleaner (is this even possible?). Is this common, or is there a way to lubricate this moving part so I can see if that helps at all?
  9. Well I'm now starting to doubt myself! I start off in the neutral/halfway position. When it goes back in, the cam is in the middle, so in front of the pins so to speak. Its a definite stiffness on putting the lever back down I would say. i can make a video to show you where, but its purely on feel. Doesnt feel like a lubed cam.
  10. hi Dave, Thanks. this is the bit I was reading on that guide. The actual lubrication is done with a Cocktail stick (as the stuff is hard to wash off fingers) and is in the places marked with the red arrows. It is also a good idea to remove the cam itself (it just snaps out) and lubricate the area at the back of the cam, it should be obvious when you remove it. The reason the barrel is lubed and not the spindle is to prevent excess lubricant being pushed off the spindle into the cam chamber and hence into the coffee. It's also the reason why you only lubricate the inner 1cm of so of t
  11. 1. Alex_L 2. Alder 3. Tsangpa 4. np123 Sent from my ELE-L09 using Tapatalk
  12. Sounds great, I'm in! Sent from my Pixel 3a using Tapatalk
  13. @Disapia Yes, I can post, it has its original packaging which is very sturdy. Hopefully you appreciate postage is at buyers cost and risk. I can send via a tracked service and add the cost or you could organise one of your choosing? Sent from my GM1903 using Tapatalk
  14. @Disapia Hi, are you able to collect? Sent from my GM1903 using Tapatalk
  15. I'm selling my Chrome Mignon Specialita as I find myself spending less time playing with new beans these days and I tend to stick to one for long periods. This was my second grinder, which was bought to be used for beans I fancied trying or for decaf, but I ended up just drinking the same ones as I got for the wife. In total its has 2kg through, its hardly been used at all and I think it makes sense to free up the counter space. Bought from Bella Barista and comes with 18 months warranty remaining and in the original box. This is the more expensive Chrome model. It has a di
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