Profitec 500 arrived, what's this tube and grey film? [solved]

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ben8jam
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Postby ben8jam » Jan 13, 2018, 3:18 am

New Pro 500 arrived today. Unboxed and have some initial questions.

There's a spare piece of rubber tubing in the accessories box, about 8" long. Not referenced in the instruction manual. Any idea what it's for?

The drip tray is covered in a grey film with the name of the laser cutting company on it. I can't get it off, did anyone else's have this?

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Lastly, I think I read this somewhere but I couldn't find it, but are the spring valves supposed to be loose when you first turn them and then after a few rotations, then start to feel the tension in the valve?

Looking forward to turning her on in the morning.

kitt
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Postby kitt » Jan 13, 2018, 5:26 am

The tube is for if you want to add a water filter/softener into the tank, one end on the softener, the other end onto the tank coupling
The film is a laser film, it peels off, but it's not easy
Yes, the rotary valves are supposed to be that way
Enjoy

JayBeck
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Postby JayBeck replying to kitt » Jan 13, 2018, 10:59 am

All is normal. Enjoy the machine! Rotating the valves is one of my favorite parts.

ben8jam
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Postby ben8jam » Jan 13, 2018, 11:52 am

kitt wrote:The tube is for if you want to add a water filter/softener into the tank, one end on the softener, the other end onto the tank coupling
The film is a laser film, it peels off, but it's not easy
Yes, the rotary valves are supposed to be that way
Enjoy


Thank you. Per tube and water softener, Is that what that little plastic insert and flaoty thing are for in the tank?

And man alive that film is on like cement!

JayBeck wrote:Rotating the valves is one of my favorite parts.


Yes they do feel nice to turn, even off. That was one of they reasons I choose the Profitec over the ECM, I didn't like the idea of the joysticks (not that I actually got to play with them).

KoryWMajor
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Postby KoryWMajor » Jan 13, 2018, 11:53 am

I'm having flashbacks to when I opened my Pro 500!

You're going to love it. I can't tell you how much satisfaction I now get from preparing drinks for myself and my wife. It's become such a soothing ritual for me.

Enjoy!!

kitt
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Postby kitt » Jan 13, 2018, 5:28 pm

ben8jam wrote: Per tube and water softener, Is that what that little plastic insert and flaoty thing are for in the tank?


No, that's the low water sensor, there will also be a metal or plastic coupling in the tank, one end of the hose goes on that, and the other end on the water softener if you choose to use one.

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JayBeck
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Postby JayBeck » Jan 13, 2018, 6:05 pm

ben8jam wrote:Yes they do feel nice to turn, even off. That was one of they reasons I choose the Profitec over the ECM, I didn't like the idea of the joysticks (not that I actually got to play with them).


I want a Synchronika with the newly designed Pro 600 Profitec valves. That would be fire!

robertD
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Postby robertD » Jan 14, 2018, 1:56 am

Here is a link to WLL's support library. I didn't find it until after I had my 500 for a week. Worth reviewing.
https://wiki.wholelattelove.com/Profitec_Pro_500

ben8jam
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Postby ben8jam replying to robertD » Jan 14, 2018, 4:51 am

Oh wow, that's a great resource!

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Postby Radio.YYZ » Jan 15, 2018, 10:49 am

Let us know how you make out with flavour vs duty cycle of a shot. I am finally getting a hold of getting good shots and getting everything right - lots of tinkering and calculations.

Enjoy.

 
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