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by HedonisticBeans, 32 minutes ago in Grinders
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Eureka Helios 80 - manufacturer defect

For sake of brevity. There's a thin clump crusher right at where the chamber meets the chute. My clump crusher was pushed outwards and upwards - essentially leaving the unit without a crusher. Take a look at it. It should be 100% vertical and not slanted towards the chute.
by HB, 34 minutes ago in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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No brew pressure in espresso machine.

FYI, I merged your new thread with your prior one on essentially the same problem. As for the brew pressure at 7 bar, I recommend closer to 9 bar for better crema and body. I'm not sure what kind of pump your machine has; based on my searches, it is probably a vibratory pump. Adjustment is covered for both types...
by Peter Venkman, 38 minutes ago in Grinders
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Eureka Helios 80 - manufacturer defect

Just a little over a month ago. I'm planning on opening it up over the week end. You can make sure i will post again here with my findings / pictures and the date if i can find it. My feeling is that this unit is gen 1. The retailer i bought it from doesn't have any reviews for it....
by Raglo, Today, 6:14 am in Lever Espresso Machines
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Flair 58 help

I'm pulling shots with the Flair 58 and an IMS 18g basket. The puck is very carefully prepped with WDT and I'm using a levering tamper so there's no issues with an uneven tamp. Now my shots start out perfectly, the entire basket fills up evenly and comes together into a single stream fairly quickly but at about 10 -...
by orbarya, Today, 5:51 am in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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Rocket Giotto Premium Plus - Very long time before water comes out of grouphead

Very good I will order this kit as well! thanks for the help homeburrero and Jeff! What recommended videos are there that explain how to replace the valves and gaskets and everything else I am ordering? is this one a good option? I basically have no knowledge of the e61 group head structure and how it works but I'm eager...
by malling, Today, 5:06 am in Grinders
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New Eureka Mignon Single Dose Grinder

It cost exactly the same in my region as the XL and Oro SD both is €600-650 included vat this is from official reseller and not dusky companies like ECS.
by fuzzy_panda, Today, 4:41 am in Grinders
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Inconsistent shot times on Ceado E6P?

Thanks for the reply guys. Just a note, I was purging for about 3-4 secs every morning before I pull my first shot. I also purge 3-4 secs when changing grind settings. One thing I noticed is this year is it's been a very turbulent spring for us, hot and humid one day and cooler the next. The last 2...
by warlock, Today, 3:50 am in Coffee Roasting
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Coffee roasting machine - Help needed

Hey Barista fam! While I have most of you here, with some wonderful suggestions, may I go as far as to ask you all to recommend me some roasters that use electricity as source of energy and are semi-automatic or automatic in its operational nature? Although most of the manual - gas powered machines are really attractive, I am keen...
by warlock, Today, 3:46 am in Coffee Roasting
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Coffee roasting machine - Help needed

Thanks mate, I'll try to collate all the matrial on this and give it some learning time before buying this. Just see, how compfortable I feel about this.
by AndreH, Today, 3:42 am in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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Astoria AEP.2 heating element cutting out intermittently

Hi, I have an Astoria 2 group AEP.2 and its been working perfectly for the past year. In the past two weeks or so the element has been cutting out, seemingly for no reason. There is always sufficient water in the tank. To get it work again I have switched it off at the wall plug and/or the unit's switch...