[Homeroast] OT: Yard Sale Espresso Machine Help Request

Sandy Andina sandraandina at mac.com
Sun May 29 10:20:32 CDT 2011


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On May 29, 2011, at 10:08 AM, Yakster wrote:

> 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.
> 
> -Chris
> 
> 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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