I have recently purchased a 2006 Cimbali M29 Select from an ex coffeeshop and have started disasembly to clean everything up and to get a better idea of the condition of the thing. When I plugged it in, the pump ran and sucked a few liters from a bucket but it didn't sound healthy.
I was only getting very little water from the first group and nothing from the second. No heat either. At that point i decided that I would have to completely strip the machine.
I've gotten both groups, boiler and all of the piping off and soaking in citric acid.
1. Apon further investigation on the pump, i found that the piece directly under the manual adjustment spring/screw is busted. Can these be baught and replaced?
Here is a pic:
3. How does this heating element look? Can I submerge the whole thing in citric acid?
I'm sure I'll have a bunch more questions but I think thats it for now. Thanks a lot, your help is much apreciated!