Lelit Bianca User Experience - Page 30

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Kilo

Postby Kilo » Mar 16, 2019, 7:49 am

I have my Bianca plugged in. There is no difference with tank feed in using the Bianca. The water feed to the brew group is shut of by an electro valve. This valve opens when you start the pump by lifting the lever. It is not possible to pre infuse with line pressure alone because the valve remains closed until the pump starts.

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another_jim
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Postby another_jim » Mar 16, 2019, 1:39 pm

nodrac wrote:Do you know this? ... reference part number of the kit is 1000185


Can you include a link to the PDF and video?
Jim Schulman

bakafish

Postby bakafish » Mar 16, 2019, 2:25 pm

Kilo wrote:I have my Bianca plugged in. There is no difference with tank feed in using the Bianca. The water feed to the brew group is shut of by an electro valve. This valve opens when you start the pump by lifting the lever. It is not possible to pre infuse with line pressure alone because the valve remains closed until the pump starts.

And the drain valve is opened when the lever is at the middle position.

thirtycrows

Postby thirtycrows » Mar 16, 2019, 3:13 pm

wesleynance wrote:I use a VST 18g.


Regarding VST baskets. Which one is the biggest that fits the bottomless portafilter? 30 mm is obviously too deep but theres a 7° taper over 8.5 mm if I read the drawing correctly:

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0092/7622/files/VST_Precision_Filter_03-18.pdf

Anyone tried the 30 g filter yet?

I probably order some because I find the biggest original filter difficult to tamper. The taper starts a lot higher than with the mid sized basket and either I overfill it or I get stuck in the taper before reaching the pressure.

Max1411

Postby Max1411 » Mar 16, 2019, 5:27 pm

Hey,

I got a short question about the heating elements. Which one has priority if there is a demand for both, when pulling a shot and steaming the same time? Does anyone know how the Bianca manages the energy distribution in that case and could it be changed in the advanced settings? Is it even possible to let both heating elements run at the same time?

Thanks!

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another_jim
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Postby another_jim » Mar 16, 2019, 6:05 pm

I didn't get a lot of details for my review; but it's pretty transparent. The machine warms up in about 20 minutes whether the steam is on or off, and I don't notice any glitches or slow downs when I steam for tradtional cappas and make shots at the same time. But there's 2400 watts total in the 110/120 version, so while both can run together for a few minutes, they can't run together all the time. In any case, however they time share; I haven't noticed any problem with it.

People who've used it to make a bunch of bigger milk drinks in a row may have a better handle on any limitations.
Jim Schulman

nodrac

Postby nodrac » Mar 16, 2019, 6:40 pm

another_jim wrote:Can you include a link to the PDF and video?

I thinks its repair or replacement kit no water flow change. Sorry for my mistake :(

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHsX9V40Hmg

https://lelitcom-my.sharepoint.com/:b:/ ... Q?e=AfNqkO

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another_jim
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Postby another_jim » Mar 16, 2019, 7:01 pm

It's the real thing -- instructions for replacing the needle valve, and the kit for doing it. No idea if it'll fit in every E61 or not.
Jim Schulman

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johnny4lsu

Postby johnny4lsu » replying to another_jim » Mar 16, 2019, 8:29 pm

I have a hunch we'll know before long :lol:

nodrac

Postby nodrac » Mar 17, 2019, 4:51 am

Before Lelit bianca i have Nuova Simonelli Musica and i have ims basket and shower screen. I sold them with machine. Lelit bianca basket looks cheaps and bad. Do you suggest ims or vst baskets and shower screen?