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by sigissmondo, August 8th, 2022, 10:32 am in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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Lelit PL41EM blows fuse - wrong wiring or broken thermostat?

this is actually quite a helpful picture. I'll have a look some time later and get back to you. thanks!
by cmin, August 8th, 2022, 10:26 am in Knockbox
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Are VST baskets still the standard?

To make things even odder, I bought a ridged 14 and a ridged 21. The ridged 14 is awesome, way better than my ridgeless 14, the ridged 21 though I don't know wtf is with that basket. So it's labeled as the medium dose of the range, yet it holds much more than my ridgeless 21, same dose is very
by CareyB, August 8th, 2022, 10:26 am in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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Lelit PL41EM blows fuse - wrong wiring or broken thermostat?

I have looked at a lot of images of PL41, and related wiring. I have noted that they do not all seem to have been assembled the same. Sometimes the blue is on the left, and brown on the right, and sometimes one wire is on the top connector, and other times the bottom. I am assuming
by Nunas, August 8th, 2022, 10:17 am in Espresso Machines
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ECM Synchronika Steam Issue

I'd take the valve apart and have a look, instead of second guessing what may or may not be happening inside
by LG75, August 8th, 2022, 10:13 am in Espresso Machines
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ECM Synchronika Steam Issue

If that was the case, why does the steam flow is strong at the beginning? I understand that the mechanism can crumble (I like less the fact it happens in one year old machine with a once a day usage of the steam wand), but then the blockage would be permeated. Do you understand how the mechanism works? I see
by boren, August 8th, 2022, 9:58 am in Buying Advice
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Budget espresso scale find

@crwper - the Kubei scale I linked in comment #5 is very similar and solves both issues. It has 0.01 gram accuracy, so responsive to even a single bean added or removed. And it supports AAA batteries as well as using micro-USB to recharge its own battery. It also has a sticker that makes the top buttons water resistant
by sigissmondo, August 8th, 2022, 9:56 am in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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Lelit PL41EM blows fuse - wrong wiring or broken thermostat?

hi there, I took the machine to a repair place and ironically they said my wiring was exactly how it should've been. They disconnected everything and followed the wiring I received from Lelit. The result? the same issue. the ground wire is indeed connected to the boiler as it was before. So, since the machine isn't
by LG75, August 8th, 2022, 9:56 am in Espresso Machines
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ECM Synchronika Steam Issue

There are about 25 seconds of steady steam before it becomes very weak. After 25 seconds the boiler pressure (and temperature) is still high enough and before the problem started I have never witness such behavior. As said, even after waiting for the boiler to reach max pressure the steam is very low. Here's a link with a video to
by gingi, August 8th, 2022, 9:46 am in Water
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Am I damaging my espresso machine using my water?

Thank you. I actually called Profitec and also Whole Latter Love - both were in agreement that the current waters, in the long run, will not to my machine any good. Both suggested using distilled water and to make my own based on BH recipe. I think that is what I will be doing, at least until I
by JohnStuartP, August 8th, 2022, 9:42 am in Grinders
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JT64/ LR Lufeibao 64mm Grinder

I'd love to check this out, but can't find it on Aliexpress. Do you have a link?