LUCCA M58 by Quick Mill, reviews and owners thread - Page 38

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Zanderfy
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Postby Zanderfy » Jul 18, 2016, 6:24 pm

idrinkjetfuel wrote:Any of the above really. I have had the M58 idle for several hours, pulled shots, steamed milk and then made temp changes to the steam boiler. Have never experienced the PID buttons even relatively warm to notice.

After several hours of idling (and just in general), what steam boiler temperature are you running? The heat from the PID buttons is not noticeable for less than 1 second of contact, but becomes quickly apparent over 2-3 seconds.

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Postby TheCastanza » Jul 18, 2016, 6:58 pm

jph437 wrote:Not sure what baskets clive provides with the Lucca. But out of curiosity if they are the QM baskets, does anyone else have a hell of a time getting them out of the non-bottomless PFs? Because I sure am with my vetrano.


I had to unscrew the spout and push it out from below with a screw driver on my vetrano.

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Postby idrinkjetfuel » Jul 18, 2016, 7:51 pm

Zanderfy wrote:After several hours of idling (and just in general), what steam boiler temperature are you running? The heat from the PID buttons is not noticeable for less than 1 second of contact, but becomes quickly apparent over 2-3 seconds.

200 F at the group and 260 F for the steam. So I checked the temp on the buttons again. Yeah, I guess it is warm if you keep your fingers on them for a few seconds, but not scalding hot like when I accidentally touch the group head. Not sure if you have a condition of concern. Perhaps others can weigh in here :?: ...

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Postby clivecoffee » Jul 20, 2016, 10:51 am

My M58 at home isn't left very long these days, so the PID doesn't have time to get very hot. But all the machines I've interacted with eventually will get quite hot (and the buttons being metal makes them more conductive than typical plastic PID buttons). I recommend making PID changes before this, but also it helped me get faster and more coordinated with my touches 8)

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Postby Zanderfy » Jul 20, 2016, 11:10 am

clivecoffee wrote:My M58 at home isn't left very long these days, so the PID doesn't have time to get very hot. But all the machines I've interacted with eventually will get quite hot (and the buttons being metal makes them more conductive than typical plastic PID buttons). I recommend making PID changes before this, but also it helped me get faster and more coordinated with my touches 8)

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Hah, right you are Ben! I'll make sure to quicken my pace for PID-related adventures.

Also, LUCCA pro-tip: when the PID firmware revision shows 1.02 (on startup), you only need to hold the up and down arrows for the latter half of the 1.02 display time. It will still enter into the programming, and you only need to hold the buttons for just shy of 2 seconds.

Here's an unrelated question, though: my joysticks (still nicely lubricated with Dow 111) occasionally do not return to center, and hang to the side. It is not far enough out to engage the steam, but what might be causing that?

sarends
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Postby sarends » Jul 21, 2016, 6:51 am

Sputtering

My Lucca N58 has begun sputtering, almost continually out of the little black horizontal overflow tube (at least I think that is what it is) that sits inside the drain pan (front right of machine).

I know it is this tube because if I place a rag below it the sputter stops.

Thanks

Steve

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Postby Shife » Jul 21, 2016, 7:53 am

Pop the cover off and heat it up. You should be able to trace it back to the offending valve.

kdkrone
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Postby kdkrone » Jul 21, 2016, 12:26 pm

I have read through the 38 pages of this post in anticipation of purchasing the Lucca QM M58 and most of my questions about the M58 have been answered. However, looking at the photos in one of the first posts, #5:Post by Bikeminded » Wed Mar 04, 2015 1:46 pm, it appears that there are scads of electrical connections which lie directly beneath the water container. As we are not able to plumb the machine in, is there any protection of these from an inadvertent overflowing of the water tank? If not, does anyone who has been inside the machine have any suggestions?

Thanks
Ken K

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Postby idrinkjetfuel » Jul 21, 2016, 3:46 pm

Ken,

Although my machine is plumbed, I reviewed the owners manual which states in part:

"The water reservoir can be accessed by opening the hinged reservoir door on the top of the machine. It is recommended that the reservoir be removed prior to filling to prevent the spilling of water inside the machine which can cause damage to sensitive electrical components. Should water accidently get spilled inside the machine then immediately turn the power switch to the off position and unplug the machine from the electrical outlet. Do not plug the machine back in until it has had at least 1 full day to dry out. If it does not operate after that time then unplug the machine and refer to the troubleshooting section of the owner's manual."

Hope this helps in your decision making process...

kdkrone
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Postby kdkrone » Jul 21, 2016, 3:51 pm

I guess my first order of business is fashioning a shield that will fit between the wire connections and the bottom of the water tank. With overhanging cabinets and the 70# weight of the machine, it is not reasonable to have to lift the water tank each time it needs refilling. It is much more reasonable to use a funnel/hose combo with some type of shielding below in the event of an over-fill...

Thanks for posting that section, idrinkjetfuel

 
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