so I learnt a thing or two yesterday...Always plug used equipment before purchase or prior to rebuild.
I was obviously excited when I got the machine and didn't bother plugging it before taking it apart. I was optimistic as always.
So here is a little recap.
I don't have a motor and pump yet, so I connected the machine directly to the cold water from the washer. and started to fill it slowly. The pressure was at 3 bars according to the gauge.
There were less leaks then I expected:
tiny leaks from the end caps of both brew boilers.
leaks from the pressure release on top of group head 1 and 4. This might be a case of changing the brass washer?
leaks around the drain cup expansion valve. my mistake, as I didn't put the spring properly inside the valve tube.
small leak from water inlet manifold.
The sigh glass filled up till about 1/3.
Because there was a loose wire on the relay, none of the heating elements were heating. After tightening the wire, I noticed that only the steam boiler was getting hot.
Any idea why the brew boilers weren't warming up? perhaps not filled up enough or didn't give it time to heat up?
The most disappointing part is that one cronos pads didn't light up!
the other 3 had blinking LED lights and a count up to 90 or 120, can't remember and i have no clue what that means??
No steam came from the steam wand. Could this be because there wasn't enough pressure built up?
The hot water button didn't dispense any water either.
Not sure how much of these things had to do with not having a pump/motor....
as always, any input is appreciated guys. I'm feeling a bit lost.