La Spaziale Vivaldi II - Steam Boiler Fill Noise Issue - Page 2

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#11: Post by HB »

CRCasey wrote:You can pick them up at the local home depot as a 'hot water heater pressure buffer' or some such thing.
Ask for a water heater expansion tank.
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dialydose (original poster)

#12: Post by dialydose (original poster) »

Well, I am going to try the 3/8 inch route first and see if this works. It turns out the line into the refrigerator is 3/8 inch (the line off the back is 1/4). If that doesn't work, I may try the accumulator tank or send it in for service. If the 3/8 doesn't work it seems like flow may not be the issue and it might be something else (perhaps a bad fill valve or solenoid).

Edit: It is headed to Chris Coffee for service. They just don't think the 1/4 inch is the issue; they said there are hundreds if not over a thousand Vivaldi owners using 1/4 inch with no issues (like my old machine). Anyway, looks like no espresso for a week or so. I am actually looking forward to using the clever and aeropress for a while.

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dialydose (original poster)

#13: Post by dialydose (original poster) »

Just a quick update to close the loop on this. Chris Coffee has offered to send a new machine in exchange for the first one (it was only a month old). Talk about wonderful customer service. They were great to deal with when trying to trouble shoot the problem, but we just couldn't weed it out. There was a reason I purchased from them in the first place and am I ever glad I did. Jason and Roger in service deserve a tip of the cap!

clumeng

#14: Post by clumeng »

+++1
LMWDP #383

jasonmolinari

#15: Post by jasonmolinari »

Hrmm...it would seem that i have a similar problem with my Duetto II i just received yesterday. Off the tank the machine runs super quietly...on a 1/4" line it makes an awful buzzing/rattling sound.

Talked to the CC folks today and they want me to send them an audio/video clip to hear the difference...they don't think it's a problem w/ the 1/4" line throughput.

Did you replacement machine work well of 1/4" tubing or did you replace it with 3/8" in the end?

CoffeeOwl

#16: Post by CoffeeOwl »

:D
I don't know 100% if this is it, but: have a touch at the manometers when the sound occurs. On mine this happens too to sound strange and it is the manometers box doing the sound. A touch at them and smoothness comes again about.
8)
'a a ha sha sa ma!


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CoffeeOwl

#17: Post by CoffeeOwl »

p.s.
have a go at the sexy Vivaldi forums, if you didn't already...
there is whole paradise of Vivaldi wisdom out there.
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'a a ha sha sa ma!


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dialydose (original poster)

#18: Post by dialydose (original poster) »

jasonmolinari wrote:Hrmm...it would seem that i have a similar problem with my Duetto II i just received yesterday. Off the tank the machine runs super quietly...on a 1/4" line it makes an awful buzzing/rattling sound.

Talked to the CC folks today and they want me to send them an audio/video clip to hear the difference...they don't think it's a problem w/ the 1/4" line throughput.

Did you replacement machine work well of 1/4" tubing or did you replace it with 3/8" in the end?
I kept the 1/4 inch tubing and have had no issues with the new machine.

jasonmolinari

#19: Post by jasonmolinari »

I updated my other thread... should update here too i guess.
I had my water pressure regulator backwards. I reversed it, and the problem is solved!