Lelit PL62S - milky-white water comes out. - Page 2

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ojt

#11: Post by ojt »

homeburrero wrote:your easiest solution will be to use bottled water
I think the OP said he's using bottled water.. maybe change brand :)

My water (bottled) has about 20mg/l calcium and 60 bicarbs. Chloride not even mentioned so I assume it's very low. Just as a reference. 80mg/l TDS
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auc6epr (original poster)

#12: Post by auc6epr (original poster) »

Thanks all for replying, the main question is how safe is it to use the coffee machine in this condition? The water from the boiler is just awful, mainly I don't use it in this way, but I'm not at all sure that this water gets through the the group or steam wand in the same way.
I began to fear that I might have encountered a similar problem:
Lelit PL41 turning water milky white...weird
In your opinion , is it possible to exclude it without disassembling the boiler ?
Meanwhile I wrote to lelit support. No response yet.

Thanks again!

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Smo

#13: Post by Smo »

Yes it is possible.
The filler in heating elements is MgO.

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#14: Post by homeburrero »

homeburrero wrote:your easiest solution will be to use bottled water
ojt wrote:I think the OP said he's using bottled water.. maybe change brand :)
You're right! I didn't notice that in the first post. This is a good example that one needs to carefully choose a good bottled water - The OP's choice looks like it was remineralized with a hefty amount of calcium chloride. Easy way to get soluble calcium into the water, but a terrible choice for use in an espresso machine.
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Smo

#15: Post by Smo »

What turned out to be the result?

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#16: Post by Pressino »

mg / litter

Calcium 80
Magnesium 19
Potassium 5.5
Sodium 6.5
Chloride 170
Sulfur 18
Carbohydrates 10
Fluoride 0.3


Just curious what carbohydrates are in the water?

Smo

#17: Post by Smo »

Apparently these are the "difficulties" of translation.
Carbohydrates = hydrocarbonate.

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Pressino

#18: Post by Pressino »

OK. though the OP is listed as posting in the US and I figured no translation was involved. Nonetheless, you are probably correct. :)