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by trumz, Jun 15, 2019, 1:10 pm in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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Grouphead lights

I've used these cheapo LED's from Aliexpress on a Linea in a caf setting. They didn't last too long and had to replace the ones near the steam valve. The ad mentioned 'water proof' but obviously they weren't. The lens covering the LED would fall off and had tp be glued back. Saying that, they are so cheap I just replaced them as I went at 2 a pop. They should last much longer in a home setting. Go...
by ira, Jun 15, 2019, 1:06 pm in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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Expobar Office Leva - solenoid turning on when brewing -> no brew pressure

It's either the solenoid or the relay in the Gicar box that controls the solenoid. Unless it's a loose wire or bad wire, possible but less likely. Edit: That's not right, those problems would cause the steam boiler to not fill ever. Looking at the schematic for the Brewtus 2, that seemingly can't happen unless there is a short at the Gicar box. Or if the relay in the Gicar box has broken so it can...
by mountmustache, Jun 15, 2019, 12:57 pm in Espresso Machines
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Post a pic of your home espresso setup...

She's better than me, I'm just trying to keep up! The pelican pick and pluck foam is great. Lay it all down, trace, then pull out the foam; super easy
by Seanmells, Jun 15, 2019, 12:31 pm in Buying Advice
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First Espresso Machine - Lighter Third-Wave Coffee

Thanks for everyone's advice. There is a Cremina somewhat locally to me for sale on this board. I'm hoping to go check it out tomorrow. I know eventually whatever route I head down I'll probably end up wanting a lever machine as well so why not start there. That Monolith Conical looks the business, but is probably a little more top end than I want to go right now. Besides what would I upgrade to i...
by stlmechben, Jun 15, 2019, 12:31 pm in Home Roasting
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Artisan and FC estimate

Ok. Got the probes figured out. The original probes were of type Resistance. The new ones are obviously thermocouples. I had to do some controller rewiring. Lets just say that you are absolutely correct on both fronts. The probes are in the wrong locations and the new thermos are far superior. The initial setup was with the new probe in the original location. I put a kitchen frying thermometer in ...
by redbone, Jun 15, 2019, 12:28 pm in Buying Advice
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Buying Chinese knockoff grinders

Recently ordered the Xeoleo 200watt, 80mm ghost burr grinder with 10 adjustments for P.O. Shipping details indicate leaving DHL carrier from Taiwan. Not sure if that means grinder made in Taiwan or reseller location. Bonus if the former.
by MJ, Jun 15, 2019, 12:15 pm in Espresso Machines
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Post a pic of your home espresso setup...

You are one good husband. And that LaPavoni packing job is fantastic!
by lsegeorge, Jun 15, 2019, 12:08 pm in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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Grouphead lights

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by bluesman, Jun 15, 2019, 12:05 pm in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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E61 - Crossed cam lever assembly threads

Absolutely - it's a simple manual repair, but it takes the right skill, experience and tools. If you can break down the group and bring just the damaged assembly to the shop, it should be an easy and quick repair (and a lot cheaper than a $120 tap). Remember that it's not an espresso machine repair shop, so they're not at all familiar with the device unless you find a machinist who's also an espre...