[Homeroast] OT: Yard Sale Espresso Machine Help Request

Julie Yarrington milkmade61 at gmail.com
Tue May 31 04:54:52 CDT 2011


Robert,

www.partsguru.com

very helpful and infornative

Julie



On Mon, May 30, 2011 at 5:46 PM, Robert Yoder <robotyonder at hotmail.com>wrote:

>
> 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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