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La Pavoni Europiccola Pressure Valve Screw Problem?

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Haha this seller makes it look so easy, just wondering if anybody had any experience using this set before over here!

 

https://www.etsy.com/sg-en/listing/492244968/pressure-gauge-adapter-set-for-la-pavoni?ref=shop_home_active_3&crt=1

 

Probably will buy it and update you guys if nobody has tried:)

 

fitting it is quite straight forward, just buy a roll of PTFE to help it seal,


keep calm and grind flat

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The thread size changed at some point but I think it's only really a problem when fitting a gauge to the really old ones. So long as you tell them it's for a millenium you shouldn't have a problem.


Laissez les bons temps rouler

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Updates: Decided to return the old machine, but the old one got stuck in customs for a really long time.

 

Option is to now request for return of the machine, allowing me to get the machine at a discounted price (half price from the actual). Was thinking i could call for the return, then buy a pressure gauge and try to fix it myself. Just wondering if this is a wise idea.

 

One question is what could this be if it is not a pressure valve problem that would be solved with turning of the screw?

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Half the money sounds tempting, even if you can't get it to work instantly.

Only depends on your willingness/confidence to get it fixed no matter what :cool:

 

In the end of the day these machines are so simple and accessible, I wouldn't worry as long as you can hold a screwdriver and read an instruction :D

 

The only other thing that comes to my mind would be a wiring problem. That would become noticeable when the stat kicks in but the element doesn't stop heating.

Here's another resource for LaPavs: http://www.spanglefish.com/avicennassolution/index.asp?pageid=243553 a bit down the page you'll see some wiring diagrams ;)

 

I'd accept the kind offer, review wiring, get and fit pressure gauge.

Then I'd adjust stat as outlined somewhere above, if needed.


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