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Hi All, Been reading the forum for a while, and just bought an ACS Minima from Bella Barista, mainly due to the great reviews. The machine arrived today, but unfortunately, it isn't working properly. I followed the instructions and filled the boilers with the elements turned off, and water flows from the group with no problems. I then turned the boilers to heat, and the brew boiler reaches 70-77 degrees C and then trips the RCD circuit breaker for the whole flat. I then couldn't turn the machine back on without it tripping again. After 10-15 minutes, it cooled down a bit and it did turn back on, but again, once it reaches around 75 degrees, it trips the RCD. It does this if I just turn on the brew boiler and if I have both boilers turned on. Does anyone have any idea on what could be the problem? Could be be something simple or am I going to have to return the machine to be fixed? Many thanks James
I thought it worth starting a thread for the production machine as I think any more posts on the old beta thread is not hugely helpful. I am trying to complete the review and update the beta user guide to a final version as quickly as possible. I will try in the review to list many of the changed areas...or as many as is relevant and that I can remember. I think it's great that Bella Barista are carrying the machine and it seems to be proving popular already even though they were not sure about it's looks. Personally i think it's nice not to have the usual rectangular steel box. Here is the first video of a shot from the production Minima. [video=youtube_share;f5GsCetwYxA]
This post is on behalf of ACS. I was going to use the for sale thread, but I realise this thread will do. The development costs for the Minima have been significant and Beta machines are priced purely to recover a small portion of these costs. Retail prices will be significantly higher, so this is a one time shot. There are only 10 machines available. The cost of a Beta unit will be £849 plus £20 contribution for airfreight to you (this may increase if your location has higher costs than normal UK locations). These costs all include VAT and are not negotiable. The warranty will be 2 years parts only. There is a thread on the Minima https://coffeeforums.co.uk/showthread.php?43909-Beta-Testers-wanted-for-Minima it's a long thread and people have been expressing interest from quite early on. I have tried to keep track of those people, but the time has come to draw up a list of those who definitely wish to participate. The small software bug on steam temperature in the Gicar will be rectified, so the machines delivered should not have this bug....however, at this time consider the review information as something to base your decision on and I urge you to read it carefully. https://wp.me/p7LpqI-6Z If you want to participate please request it on this thread...I will draw up a short-list and contact you via pm with the information I need to forward to ACS....there is no rush to be first on this list the decision will be made based on the above "beta testers wanted for Minima thread" and your post on there. Just your forum name is required, do not post any personal information on this thread. It is expected that beta testers will be willing to give feedback on the machine (good or bad), as people just trying to snag a cheap machine are not helping the development process. An area will be available on the ACS support forum for Beta testers to post about the machine and allow the designer to see how it is being received and ask questions of the beta testers, this area will be publicly viewable (not hidden) and you are welcome to cross post on here if you wish to. P.S. If you have questions ask them on this https://coffeeforums.co.uk/showthread.php?43909-Beta-Testers-wanted-for-Minima thread not here. I will ask moderators to remove any posts here that are not people who wish to participate.