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  1. I've been running a Cherub domestically for a couple of years (and it's a great machine), but lately the alarm that signals low water has been coming on even when there's water in the reservoir. I've solved this in the past by draining it and cleaning the probes/sensors before refilling, but this no longer works and the machine won't heat up at all. I suspect it's a scale issue (I use bottled but mainly filtered water) but does anyone know how easy it is to take the Cherub apart and check/service yourself? I've had a quote from the manufacturer for a service but at nearly half t
  2. Hi The scale is my birthday gift. It is brandnew in the seal box Could you please give your advice the value if I list it for sale in this forum thanks you very much in advance
  3. Hi everybody Please could you all be of help, I am after the best bottled water to use in espresso machine that will not cause it to scale up. I am sure this has been asked before but supermarkets etc have a habit of changing suppliers from time to time Thanks Rob
  4. aphelion

    Acaia Lunar

    Hi All, For sale are my Acaia Lunar Scales (purchased Dec-15). Boxed, with all accessories, and in great condition. £150 delivered - paypal only please Many Thanks
  5. Looks to be a combination of brewer stand and dual scales: http://www.timemore.com/project/black-mirror/?lang=en No real idea on release date (other than some insta comment saying June) - but looks like more kit that might be of interest.
  6. Fully boxed With all bits,a few marks on top due to use but nothing major Not used for a few months hence sale £145 plus postage No offers SPECIFICATIONS Designed for espresso machine drip trays, the Acaia Lunar™ is aesthetically functional for your weighing needs. The espresso scale is built with anodized aluminum. Its electronic parts inside and the LCD display are fortified with a water-resistant spray to prevent water damage. With an ultra-fast response time and high accuracy, you'll be able to track consistency across all of your espresso shots. One
  7. I have a friend who's looking at buying an espresso machine but lives in a hard water. He has a water filter built in but does this take out scale? I think he'd be better off buying bottled Volvic / ashbeck water. Are water filters any good?
  8. I just started descaling my cherub as I thought my problem was likely to be caused by loose scale. But I noticed that when I filled the water tank with descaler and switched on to fill the boiler, it aborted with the low water alarm. Now, this is not unusual - in the past it has always timed out once, with me needing to flick the switch off/on to initiate a second fill cycle. But this time, it took a third cycle. I think this indicates that I need a new pump rather than descaling? Where's the best source for pumps, Fracino themselves?
  9. Hey, After descaling my Silvia V2, I found that the return line hose spits out a lot of scale. This causes the intake line hose to pump these scale debris and clogs the machine. When I run a descaling solution through the brew head it opens up in a few seconds, but it will clog again after a few days. Any idea of what causing it and how to solve the issue? It already happened to me a year before but I took it to the lab for a clean. I've attached the return line hose to a drinking glass (instead of the water tank) and made an espresso. Here is what came out: Thanks!
  10. Hi all. I put up a video here with a problem with my Gaggia Classic a few days ago, and the consensus seemed to be that the solenoid valve had gotten blocked with scale debris. The machine is 2011 but new to me, bought second-hand recently. I have been trying to get myself set up over the last month or so, getting a second-hand Baratza Vario from a forum member, tamper, scales, airtight container etc. Also got a brass shower screen holder and gasket as the originals did not look too good. The issue occurred, I think, after I put the machine on its side, to fit the new parts. (Reall
  11. These have had little use and are basically as new. £50 posted https://imgur.com/a/n2emSRY
  12. Anniversary edition of Acaia espresso scale - Cinco. Bought in November 2018 from CoffeeDesk.com. Perfect condition, box, all accessories (accessories were not used). 150 GBP + shipping.
  13. Hi, I've a little gem, and the flow rate through the group head seems very slow. Both the hot water tap and the steam wand seem fine, so I'm kinda suspecting it's not a scale problem (and we're in a soft water area anyway). It's been backflushed fairly regularly, although perhaps not as often as ideal, and I've taken the shower screen and the dispersion plate off and given them a good soak in puly caff - still doesn't seem right. I've had a quote for a front end service from Fracino, but it seems a little spendy - Anyone have any suggestions?
  14. Bargain (if you're after this particular scale). http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acaia-Lunar-Coffee-Scale-2-year-Warranty-/112475173503?hash=item1a300af27f:g:3CUAAOSwjL5ZOGj5 £170 free delivery and warranty it seems.
  15. Hello, up for a sale Acaia Lunar scale, bought from coffeeomega.co.uk in original packing and with everything that came with new. Used only 2-3 months and is as new without scratch. http://www.coffeeomega.co.uk/product/acaia-lunar/ Price: 175£ + shipping 10£.
  16. Dear coffee friends, recently bought acaia lunar scale and since i wont be using brewista scale anymore its up for a sale. Working perfectly, never had an issue. Metal inox plate has a signs of usage due to ceramic cups sliding on and off but nothing excessive. Original box. Price 40€ + shipping (shipping is cheap) Thanks for watching
  17. Hi! I bought a very old and battered, rusty and scaly la Pavoni off ebay, and I'm currently restoring it - after extensive descaling, there is still a very thin *black* layer on the inside of the copper pick-up tube. Does anyone know what it is, and if it is bad? (My tip is fat from coffee, but I'm not sure if there's some kind of black copper oxide.) The machine was made between 79 and 82 (it has a flange, but the base is not yet plastic). As far as I can tell, the pick-up tube is brass. There's also a thin black layer on the thread that gets screwed into the group. Much obliged.
  18. I'm thinking of trying some bottled water and I have read the endorsement of various options - sounds like Volvic gets a lot of support, but I am trying to see if I can find something that I can buy near my office. The shop (supplied largely by Coop, though they are not a Coop!) carries Volvic, but only flavoured waters from what I have seen. The have a few brands (I think Buxton) and the Coop branded one labelled as Fairbourne. I did a forum search and don't see a single reference to this option - anyone have any experience that they can share? Cheers (p.s., I am currently using
  19. Acaia pearl scales for sale. Well used but in good condition, latest firmware etc. Surplus to requirements. They are white and come in original box with all the original accessories (charging cable and round rubber mat). I will take £80 inc. delivery and will dispatch to the UK only Can post pictures when I get home.
  20. Hi all of a sudden I am getting no water from the group head. Lights on front operate OK. It heats water OK and I get steam but no coffee! Is my pump dead?
  21. Hi all, been a while since we posted some refurb work we've done, Recently got a 2 Group MyWay Lever Machine in for a Refurb and here is a link to the progress pics... https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.531049936913082.123340.144400048911408&type=1 The ammount of scale removed from this machine was surprising but after some elbow grease we have revived this lovely machine back to its former glory...
  22. Hello again, I have a quick question (or two!) about my recent upgrade to my Gaggia Classic. I fitted the new Rancilio wand without issue but I'm experiencing what seems like a very inconsistent steam from the wand. At anything from fully open to only allowing a little steam through, it seems to splutter quiet a bit. I seem to remember that it did not do this with the original wand. I've removed and refitted, checking for leaks and loose bits and bobs. Has anyone else had this issue? Although my milk is much better than with the original wand I feel it could be a lot more co
  23. I have a Gaggia Baby Class that I bought as ex demo stock. I've just hit a problem whereby no water is coming out of the group head. The steam wand IS working, and when switched on the pump vibrates. It had never been descaled properly and I was hoping that a descaling cycle might just sort it out. It didn't so reading all the instructions on this site I have removed the boiler and cleaned all the scale build up out of it. So my thoughts now are that it is the 3 way solenoid valve that has become blocked. Some posts on this site mention about splitting the 3 way down to clean
  24. Hi Everyone, I do so hope you can help. We have a 5 year old Gaggia Coffee, which we paid a lot of money for but have used maybe a dozen times.... It's always dripped at the portafilter since we bought it, but I let the OH convince me this was normal. Anyway, we decided that the machine needed to be used, so we cleaned it out, used Gaggia descaler etc. (Should we have removed the filter plate and cleaned under there too?) We then set it up for espressos and it now spits very hot coffee absolutely everywhere but into the cups. We've checked the portafilter nozzles, and the r
  25. Does anybody know of a timer switch that can be used on a 32Amp point (commando socket) or some kind of relay switch that can be used for an espresso machine? I want to have my machine switch on 15 mins before I arrive at my shop- leaving it on all night seems a waste of power.
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