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Flojet Issues...any advice?!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Espresso Rescue May 7, 2010. 3 Replies

Hello! I have a stumper for all techies out there with flojet pump system experience. We installed two systems at a drive thru 7 months ago. One goes to the espresso machine and has nothing else in…Continue

Consumer Confusion: Espresso vs Expresso

Started this discussion. Last reply by Espresso Rescue Jan 21, 2010. 5 Replies

So I have a totally hypothetical situation that I need some "consumer" views on. Two companies, different parts of the country. Both have an online presence and are selling essentially the same…Continue

Are dosers a thing of the past?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alicia (Mini) Jan 16, 2010. 21 Replies

These days, the concept of freshness has made its way to the top of the list. With so many shops grinding per order, does it make sense to use grinders that have dosers? As far as I can tell, the…Continue

Did you see the Hot Pink FB80 on the cover of this month's SCR?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Espresso Rescue Jan 8, 2010. 2 Replies

The Hot Pink Marzocco on the cover of Specialty Coffee Retailer this month is stunning! What color would your espresso machine be if you could choose? What other customizations have you seen? What…Continue

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What is your position in the coffee industry?
home barista, coffee enthusiast, service tech/repair
Where are you located? ( City and Country )
Olympia, WA
How many years have you been in the industry?
About Me:
It started with a junkyard Astoria Traditional Espresso Machine, years of weathering and burn marks made it almost indiscernible from the scrap metal surrounding it. With the knowledge only an espresso machine parts stock boy could possess the Astoria was brought back to life, piece by piece. After delighting in its spoils (one creamy macchiato after another) young Cameron Daniels was struck by his ability, power even, for repairing espresso machines. As soon as the idea was thought, the phone began to ring. Thus, Espresso Rescue was born...
About My Company:
Espresso Rescue serves Washington State, from the Canadian to the Oregon border, with 24 hour Espresso Machine Service and Repair. When you need help, we can quickly respond to your location and get your Espresso/Coffee business back up and running. We are factory certified to service and repair most major makes and models. We have great pricing and our technicians/staff are driven to help you make quality beverages. Espresso Rescue also sells machines and grinders, new and used. Please call for machine pricing and availability. We can also fully refurbish and customize your used machine or grinder. We have an array of rental machines for special events.
What is your favorite thing about the coffee industry?
brewing equipment!

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At 2:24pm on January 20, 2010, Espresso Rescue said…
Hmmm very interesting.
First a few questions:
How many times has the valves been changed? Do they replace the whole valve or just the gasket inside the valve?
What is the gauge reading on your inline water pressure and what is the bar pressure? (read off the gauges, or does it say those things on the screen?)
Do you have a water filter on your machine?
Is there a sight glass where you can see the water level in the boiler?
I definitely have some ideas but answering these questions will help me narrow down the possible issues...
Thanks for contacting me! You are my first out-of-country repair!
At 12:25pm on January 20, 2010, Mabel said…
Hi! I was wondering if maybe you could help me here. I have been encountering problems with my Rancilio Clase 10 for more than a year now. For some reason, milk keeps comming up the steaming wand, so badly, that it actually damages the valve. I own the coffee shop, and I am very careful about purging, cleaning, etc. The techs down here do not know waht else to do, they just keep changing the valves, but that doesnt seem right to me... any ideas?
At 9:20pm on January 5, 2010, Espresso Rescue said…
Hey Troy
Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. If the PF is sitting crooked then I think you do need to get new bayonets, no gaskets or baskets can make up for a worn down bayonet. Sorry I don't have a different answer that is easier and cheaper.
At 2:08am on December 25, 2009, Troy said…
Hi Cameron, Re my comment. No the pf sits correctly and has adequate resistance to lock in at 6:00.
My concern is that maybe due to wear on the bayonet when locked in the basket rim is not completely level and is thus allowing a small amount of water to escape. I'm trying to avoid forking out for new bayonets and just wondered if you had come across this before where changing gaskets couldn't solve the problem. There must surely be some compromise between the opposing old and new parts. Troy
At 10:27am on December 23, 2009, Espresso Rescue said…
Hey Troy
So let me make sure I have this right. With new portafilters and gaskets (where are the gaskets coming from?) the handles are past 6:00 (I use the clock system) but if you use one mm up in size of gasket or use a shim you cant lock in the pf at all or it is just not getting all the way to 6:00?
At 1:44am on December 23, 2009, Troy said…
Awesome work you're doing, I'm slowly refreshing a 10 year old Linea and really enjoying getting to know the inner workings a little better. Do you find that the bayonet rings ever needs replacing on these older machines?, I replaced my portafilters because the lugs were badly beveled, but even now with new portafilters and group seals I still can't seem to get a complete seal locked at 90 degrees. Any suggestions?, if I upsize the group seal or use a spacer, I can't lock in at all. Can the bayonet be orientated incorrectly, my local tech put them back together after descaling the groups.
Cheers Troy.
At 5:52pm on December 22, 2009, Brady said…
Hey ER. Welcome back. Wanted to let you know that your pics have really lit a fire. I've got a couple of things in the works now. Thanks!
At 6:36pm on October 22, 2009, Brady said…
Yeah... just looked back through your pics. You have some great guys doing paint for you, and that copper and brass looks fantastic. Some great pieces. I'll admit that my work so far has been focused on clean and functioning, but I'd love to start doing stuff like you're doing. Still getting my shop up and running, and looking for a good restoration piece.

Rancilio has done nice things with Egro, and are still working. Not the smart grind adjustment like you're talking about, but making them solid machines. Still using plastic tubing and quick connects tho.

For CMA, I'm a couple of hours away from General Espresso Equipment in Greensboro NC. Not sure yet where to go for Simonelli, but that's on the plan for next year. I have a possibility that I'm working on for La Marzocco as well.

Around Charlotte we see mostly LM, Astoria, and Rancilio. The major local roasters have been selling mostly those for the last few years. It seems like most every shop you walk into has a Linea, Argenta, or a 10 year old Rancilio of some sort.

The thing to remember about this community is that we're mostly baristas... even if some of us now do other things as well. The community exists primarily to support baristas, to help us get better, and help improve the situation for us. Superautos exist to make baristas unnecessary. While they are an option that owners might want to consider, it is not one that many here will be in favor of, regardless of how good the coffee may be.

Again, welcome.
At 12:29pm on October 22, 2009, Brady said…
Hi ER. Welcome to bX. Great pics.

From looking at the rest of the product lineup you sell and repair I will take your advice and look at the Melitta machines. For superautos, I currently service and rep the Egro machines, but am looking to add other manufacturers as well. For traditionals I'm currently authorized Rancilio, but am working on adding LM, Astoria, and NS in the very near future.

We roll with a 9-year-old Astoria Argenta SAE at our shop in the rural-suburban NC, solid machines. Rebuilding it was how I got started as a tech too, though I've only been in business a few months.

Again, welcome.

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