[Homeroast] OT: Yard Sale Espresso Machine Help Request

Robert Yoder robotyonder at hotmail.com
Mon May 30 16:46:43 CDT 2011


Thanks, Joe!
 
I will check out these leads.
 
all the best, and,
 
Happy Roasting,
 
robert yoder
 
> Date: Mon, 30 May 2011 08:18:29 -0700
> From: theotherjo at gmail.com
> To: homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] OT: Yard Sale Espresso Machine Help Request
> 
> Robert,
> Have you checked in with http://www.home-barista.com/
> There are some serious machine heads there that take the same joy as you do
> in bringing the dead back to life.
> Same goes for Baristaexchange.com
> In fact their group is called Machine Heads.
> Joe
> 
> 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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