[Homeroast] OT: Yard Sale Espresso Machine Help Request

Yakster yakster at gmail.com
Sun May 29 10:08:18 CDT 2011

I recommend getting yourself to a coffee forum where you can start a thread,
post pictures, and solicit advice.  The ability to post pictures showing the
parts really helps and being able to go back and see the whole thread in a
forum and hit a wider audience should help too.

If you do this, post a link to the forum post with the pix here.

My 2 cents.


On Sat, May 28, 2011 at 9:00 PM, Robert Yoder <robotyonder at hotmail.com>wrote:

> Greetings, Coffee-Folk,
> I Found a distressed Espresso Machine and wonder if I can resurrect it.  I
> was told that it blew fuses.
> The Machine is labeled Italian Espress Moka Supreme, apparently is made by
> SAECO and was also sold under many different labels, one of which was
> LaPavoni Euromatic.  It has a small brass boiler (similar to Miss Sylvia?)
> with three thermostats arranged in triangular pattern on top, and a
> portafilter in the 54mm Range.
> I would love to learn about and restore this machine!  I have it uncovered
> and have drawn a wiring diagram.  There is a microswitch connected to the
> rotary Steam Valve which may assist in Steam Functions.
> I'm starting to look through it, but realize that I may not have adequate
> information.  For example, there is one lead which starts black shrink-wrap
> at the pump, has a swollen node under the shrink wrap, and terminates at the
> main power switch.  I thought the swollen node was some kind of fuse, but
> discovered that it may be a Diode, because it conducts in only one
> direction. I know I know not.
> Awhile ago, I seem to remember that someone had made some basic Espresso
> Machine Repairs and Knowledge available.  Can anyone here direct me to
> assistance in figuring out and firing up this machine?
> Thanks to all, Happy Memorial Day, and,
> Happy Roasting,
> robert yoder
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