La Marzocco Linea Mini - how long should it take for the red light to go solid?

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linuxAndJavaScript
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#1: Post by linuxAndJavaScript »

How long should it take for the red light to go solid on the Linea Mini? For some reason I feel like it is taking longer these days but maybe I just forgot how long it should take.

yertchuk
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#2: Post by yertchuk »

10-15 minutes from a cold start with my machine. This is on 120V.

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linuxAndJavaScript (original poster)
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#3: Post by linuxAndJavaScript (original poster) »

I timed it today and it took 25 minutes. It sure seems strange I don't remember it taking that long in the past. Should I be worried?

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#4: Post by keno »

How is your water quality and how old is the machine? Scale buildup on the heating element can adversely impact its efficiency and extend the warm up time. Do you notice any clunking or popping as the machine heats up? That would also be a sign of scale buildup.

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#5: Post by linuxAndJavaScript (original poster) »

The machines probably around 9 months old from new. I use the third wave water packets with distilled water. I wouldn't think there'd be any scale.

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#6: Post by keno »

Not likely scale given that it's relatively new and you've used low hardness water. I'd give LM tech support a call and ask them.