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  1. Am wondering if anyone else has come across this problem, or might be able to diagnose it for me. I've had my ECM Mechanika IV Profi for about 18 months (it's a rotary pump, running from the reservoir). Recently I've noticed that when I pull a shot the brew pressure goes up to around 11-12 bar, and the OPV starts draining pretty much instantaneously. Therefore I end up with a drip tray that fills up very quickly, and when I stop the shot I'm noticing that there's no pressure release coming out of the exhaust valve as there would be normally. I've removed and cleaned the shower screen etc and removed the mushroom to give that a good clean (although it wasn't too bad, despite living in a very hard water area). But before I start dismantling the machine, I thought I'd see if collective forum wisdom might be able to point me in the right direction and save me some hassle? My suspicion is it's calcium build-up somewhere, despite cleaning and backflushing fairly religiously, as the water where I live is a nightmare. Question is where/what exactly. Could it maybe be the pump?
  2. Hello, Selling this on behalf of someone who no longer has a use for it after opening their cafe. It was bought from Machina in May 2018, so roughly 18-20months old. Warranty was only 1 year so has expired. Machine is in very good condition having had very little use in a home environment. Collection only from Edinburgh. Images to follow ASAP. Price: £700 ono.
  3. Hi all, My Rocket Appartamento is coming up to 2 years old now and I've just noticed something that's concerning me a bit. The brew temperature of the water appears to be lower than I'd expect. (espresso shots). I don't have any form of thermometer installed on the machine to give an exact reading but I know it's not as hot as normal because: 1. When drinking my shot it doesn't seem to be as hot 2. When flushing there doesn't seem to be the same level of steam or bubbling from the group head as before I've tried giving more warm-up time so this morning I left it on for 90 mins before using it. The first shot seemed OK temperature-wise but the next two were a bit below temperature. The pressure gauge seems to be OK (between 1 and 1.5 bar and in the green zone on the gauge). I did my routine detergent backflush cycle on the machine only in the last week. For water source I only use bottled water as the tap water in my area is very hard and full of lime. I've also tried not doing a cooling flush between shots but it still doesn't appear to make much difference to the temperature. Has anyone experienced this kind of thing happening ? Thanks, Joe
  4. Hi - received my blue silicone Cafelat E61 8.5mm group head gasket today. Which way should it be installed please on a Gaggia Classic? It has a on edge which is squared off and one edge which is rounded. The rounded edge has the make and size printed on it, which makes me think that should still show after it has been installed......ie facing down....any help appreciated. Thanks Paul
  5. Am I missing something drastic here but if you sealed the top or the inside of the nut up with something like JB Weld is there any reason you couldn't use one of these as an alternative to Erics adapter? I know it's not pretty and it's not going to be a permanent solution but it would be close enough? https://www.amazon.co.uk/HiLetgo-Temperature-Sensor-Probes-Thermocouple/dp/B00M1PMEJW/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1477496743&sr=8-2&keywords=k+type+m6+thermocouple
  6. Hey CoffeeForums, Just a post to confirm that the Cafelat Blue 8.5mm E61 Gasket fits the Classic perfectly. Much better than the original though that may be down to the fact it was perished. I found the cheapest provider was CoffeeHit at just £1.82 each for the gasket! Tobie.
  7. I only found out this bit of information today, and it seemed timely. QUESTION - Why is the E61 group named E61?
  8. As the owner of a Verona of one-day-old vintage, I would like to start a Verona (Owners) Forum. How does one go about that? My choice of Verona was the culmination of a lively Coffee Lounge thread 'Decisions, decisions!' which in three days or so had over 1000 views, attracted some 70 posts and involved many CFUK stalwarts including DaveC himself! Would an administrator please advise and/or assist? Thank you. Tony.
  9. Hey all, having owned my R58 for a month or so now thought I had better ask about routine maintenance! I backflush with water after every session but currently thats all I do. Run bottled water through it so guessing a descale isnt needed just yet (and no idea how to go about it as only descaled the classic, and im guessing its not the same method!) Should I be backflushing with any cleaner? (still have a massive tub of puly-caff) How often do I need to lubricate? Have read about methods of lubricating the lever bit but couldnt find anything on how often to do it! Anything else I should be worried about/keeping on top of? Ta
  10. Hello, up for a sale Izzo Alex Duetto MK IV July 2015 bought from Italy in original packing and with everything that came with new: It is 220V with option to power up both boilers at once (not like 110v which they heat up exchangeably) but it has a schuko plug (germany, italy, austria, swiss etc) so for UK you you just throw on a 3pin uk plug. 2 portafilter 4 steamtips Tamper + brush Cover Before I bought i was literally scouring the web probably for an year what is the best kit of equipment to get and the Duetto was the end decision, it really served me extremely good and i would never sell it if upgraditis wouldn't kicked in If everything plays out i am getting a linea mini instead. I have changed the gicleur (waterjet) in the grouphead mushroom for 0.5mm (0.7mm stock) to obtain the best possible water flow. Machine was really taken care off and always clean, i always used filtered water + addition water oscar softeners. Never had an issues, never had a single leakage. Always had a really nice shoot. I am willing to ship it all over the world with split shipping charge (let me know where you want it to be shipped and i will cover half of the shipping) If you have any additional questions let me know and i am able to send any detailed photos that you want to see. I am even able to drive it in the region of lets say 500km (350 miles) if youre from neighbouring countries (croatia, italy, germany, austria, hungary, Czech republic, slovakia). I will take paypal, revolut, bank transfer, basically whatever floats your boat. I am willing to let it go for 1220£ shipped Thank you!
  11. Hi ECM folks, some questions about backflushing the ECM Barista. According to the manual that comes with the machine you can backflush these machines with detergent weekly. On the other hand BB recommend every 2-3 months. Now from what I've read in general with E61 groups you should lube the cams etc every time you backflush as this strips the lube from the cams.... What I find suprising is the ECM manual recommends this weekly back-flushing but there is no mention anywhere about lubing the cams etc. So I'm wondering what people who have had these machines for a while do and if they have found the need to lube the cams are backflushing. Also, the general recommendation for the actual lube is Molykote 111 - but I assume this stuff that BB sells will do the job ? https://www.bellabarista.co.uk/waterproof-valve-silicone-grease.html Thanks in advance !
  12. As per the description, I've got a couple of E61 bottomless/naked portafilters - brand new, never used and with triple baskets. N.B One now sold, one available at this price. (Edited by Rob666) Lovely and shiny, removed from the packing for the sake of photographing - but back in it now... £25 + postage at cost (which will probably be small parcel territory at around £3-£4) Shades Photos below:
  13. Afternoon all, I've come down with a nasty case of acute upgraditis. I think I've got roughly £1000 to spend, certainly no more. Currently rocking the La Pavoni (paired with a SJ), and getting on quite well with it, but I yearn for a big, shiny E61 machine. So far, I've identified the Bezzera Unica or BZ10, and the Expobar Leva. I only drink espresso and Americano, although it would be nice to be able to make cappucinos etc for guests. Footprint is an issue: the smaller the better. Thoughts?
  14. Hello So I have refurbished K6 that needs a serious partner. Initially my plan as an espresso drinker was to get a QM Carola (preferably s/h but i can wait to accumulate more funds to get it new) and get some kind of milk frother such as the Jura for any requested cowJuice based drinks (the horror!) But I've since decided that learning the process of manipulating milk might be fun and so the Silvano came into the picture and then looking more into that has opened up to all sorts of boilers and internal configurations. Main question: is the K6 good enough to grind for this level of espresso machine (i think the K6 are around £450 new) I'd like a E61 group preferably in brass for sturdiness, heat retention and all round accessory buying life made easier. PID of some sort would be nice. I'm guessing all machines around the £500-8a00 come with a 3 way solenoid, Some sort of pre-infusion. HX is OK as I think 2 boilers is a bit excessive for now and counter space requirements. Well designed* Thermoblock for steam is fine. That's all I can think of now but I'm sure you'll remind me of other wish-list/necessities Really look forward to hearing your advice.. Thanks *no contact with aluminium
  15. So my vesuvius has developed this mark on top & side of the group head. It seems to me to be coming out through the surface, if that makes sense. It also aligns with a lug of the portafilter. Has anyone else seen this similar and if so, were you able to get rid of the mark or is it a manufacturing defect? Second question: has anyone replaced the wood on the portafilter handles and the toggles? The OEM wood really does detract from the overall impression of quality.
  16. For Sale: Rocket Espresso Cellini Evoluzione V2 £950 History: One previous forum member owner who bought it new Feb 2016 from Bella Barista. I bought it from them on Nov 20117. Warranty expires end of 25 Feb 2018, so it’s 23 months old. This model has a commercial rotary pump as opposed to a vibration pump and the use of commercial espresso machine pressure stats. Sale includes everything s from when it came new,: - original box - two original portafilters (single/double), - manuals, etc. - tamper - plumbing pipes Extras from standard: + genuine Rocket naked portafilter, + IMS competition screen, + Rocket Stainless Steel Cup Surround. I paid £950, so asking the same price. I have used it most days (powered on for 30 mins) for one espresso using Waitrose Stretton Hills water. It hasn’t had a taxing time. All works perfectly It’s one of those works of art that I’ve appreciated from a far and always wanted. However, the reality of actually owing one (and having unrestricted access to it) has made me realise that I prefer the involvement and experience that can only come from a lever machine (which I currently have and am now on the path to upgrade that). It’s a wonderful machine, but not for me. If I had the room I’d keep it, because in its own way the Rocket is a delight to use. But, I’ve never been a collector, preferring to have one tool for one job. Pictures attached, ask if you want more detail. Only sign of wear are minor surface scratches on the drip tray (I have photos, but can only update 5) and barely visible scuffs on the cup warmer. Collection from Sherborne, Dorset. Of course I’m open to other agreeable arrangements. Happy to answer any questions, provide more information and take more photos. Nathan
  17. Having been tempted by the Lelit profile control device at £252 I was kindly pointed in the direction of Bella Barista who have started stocking the Profitec one at £179 plus £6 postage . It arrived within a couple of days . It arrives in two pieces the flow control unit and a pressure gauge for the group . There are no instructions and no washers for the gauge are included . However fitting is a doddle ?. The unit comes in one piece , so unscrew the existing Mushroom and replace with the unit . I put some grease on the mushroom o ring on the bottom and a little on the threaded part . I did speak to Bella Barista about the washers for the gauge which are mention on the website . It does not come with any and they say not to use the existing one under the E61 bolt . Their advise to use ptfe tape and use only hand pressure to nip it up in position was followed. Waiting for it to warm up to check for any leaks and have a play .? . It took more time to give the machine a quick polish for the photo ? than to fit it ?
  18. I’m very much out of touch on forum and remember a couple of years back these were doing the rounds. Does anyone have one I could borrow for a couple of days in exchange for beer tokens or some coffee related compensation Have reason to beleive dial on expobar may not be reading all that accurately! Ta David
  19. Hello all, I am looking at the Lelit Bianca machine given its favorable reviews and unique place in the market for size/performance/price with pre-infusion and profiling capabilities. I see that the alternatives today are much higher cost - Dalla Corta Mina, Vesuvisus, Rocket Nine One, La Marzocco GS3, Slayer, etc. Are any new machines with profiling in development by the E61 manufacturers - ECM, Quick Mill, Profitec, etc? Thanks!
  20. My ECM Mechanika is plumbed in with a rotary pump. I've read that with e61 automatic pre-infusion the brew pressure is designed go straight to around 4 bar and stay there until the chamber fills - and then on to 9 or 9.5 whatever the machine is set at. I've also viewed this on a couple of youtube vids. Mine goes straight to 8/8.5 bar for a few seconds until the chamber fills and then on to 9.5 bar - I'm wondering if this is operating correctly? This happens with blind basket and with a shot. I've got a pressure reducer fitted on the mains feed and idle pressure is around 1.5 bar. The vids I've seen were for tank fed machines so was wondering if this could be a plumbed-in only thing.
  21. Interested to see what people do to maintain their e61 pump machine (ECM or not) and grinder(s). Perhaps something like daily, monthly, yearly etc. Here's what I have though mine is evolving: Usage: 6-10 drinks per week - including milk drinks e61 HX espresso machine: Daily: fresh water back flush Weekly: Nothing yet - cafiza perhaps? Every 3 months: Nothing yet - Nothing yet - descaling perhaps? Yearly: Nothing yet - replace group gasket? Eureka Mignon grinder: Nothing yet - burr clean?
  22. I Buy the repair kit to change, but the infusion valve is longer, drain valve is shorter, what is the difference about this? Anyone know that? Thank-you
  23. This funky cradle is made by HG One - have a look at their website. It's machined from a single block of aluminium with a protective delrin lip around the top. Weighs 610grms. Bought it to go with my HG grinder but, sadly, it doesn't work with my portafilters which have offset lugs and are ridiculously deep at almost 7cm. On the HG website, the portafilter used is, I believe, a Rancilio. The stand is beautifully crafted and has a dinky adjustable knob (red) so you can adjust the height. It's sitting in a drawer gathering dust which is a shame as someone could get good use out of it. If you are interested, drop me a PM. Not expecting much for it - would like to see it go to a good home. Any questions, feel free to ask. [ATTACH=CONFIG]2139[/ATTACH]
  24. As above any advice on how to safely remove the 'Caution - Hot Surface' Sticker from an E61 group head - have tried to remove but it's leaving sicky-sticker gunk behind? Surely this isn't supposed to be a permanent feature?
  25. Push Tamper - Black SOLD £100 + £7 Royal Mail Special Delivery Rocket Espresso Bottomless Portafilter - SOLD £25 Delivered (Box is water damaged) VST 18g Ridgeless Basket - SOLD £15 Delivered La Marzocco 14 & 17g Ridged Basket - SOLD £10 for both Delivered IMS Competition E61 Shower Screen - SOLD £10 Delivered Unbranded Black Grounds Distributor - SOLD £10 Delivered Tidaka 58mm+ Portafilter Funnel - SOLD £25 Delivered
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