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Elektra BelleEpoque Double Brass Eagle

This was a nice repair to get into the shop.  Elektra BelleEpoque Double Brass Volumetric. It was in need of a good descaling and some wiring and pretty much all the gaskets. This kind of looks like a picture of nothing, but there is suppose to be a VacuumBreaker there, not a bolt.  It was […]

Elektra MicroCasa, 45 years old.

This nice Elektra MicroCasa came in.  Very tarnished.  Needed a new element, a full descaling, a new light and some piston rings and gaskets.  A bit of elbow grease on the polish just for fun.  Total billed: 2hours. A bunch of home levers came in at the same time.  These look nice.                  I think this […]

la Pavoni Professional, piston stem leak.

This machine was apparently just over a year old.  The piston stem leaked alot and the group got covered in scale.  The stem is pitted as if the grade of the metal is different and something in the water corroded it.  The pressure-stat was also sticking.  Changed mostly all gaskets.  Descaled. fixed leaks, replaced piston […]

A few things we’ve been working on these weeks…

Well let’s see here.  Someone brought in a 45 years old Elektra MicroCasa and a la Pavoni Professional in very bad shape.  An Ecm Raffaelo came in for an element and a descaling.  We acquired a Gaggia, a Cafe Roma and a Mokita.  2 NuovaSimonelli ElliMatics came in at the same time, it’s so weird […]

Repair your espresso machine before the holidays.

Don’t get stuck during the holidays with no way to make yourself your favorite coffee drink. There is still time to bring it in for repair or a tune up before we will be closed for the holidays. Make an appointment for a drop off or a pick up.  Most home repairs are done by […]

Another Cimbali M27 clogged with scale.

There are alot of these out here.  Such good work horses.  They go and go until there is a major clog, most people don’t even notice that it has been struggling for years.  Finally showed a solid sign when the pressure stat clogged and the points stayed on and the boiler overheated and the relief […]

Crystal Castle Portal found in M27 boiler.

This was the weirdest scale I’ve ever encountered.  I kept it in a bucket in hopes of analyzing it one day.  Melted nicely but was in all the tubing.  The heat exchangers were filled with sand.  Within about 4 days this beauty came back to life.  Changed one of the vibration pumps and a bunch […]

Don’t freeze your machine.

This Nuova Simonelli came in for a “tune-up”.  Just a do over to make sure it was still in suitable working order.  Being in storage for over 4 years.  My first question was: “did it freeze?”  Costumer said no, I doubt it. Ok, the element was half dead, and it needed a good descaling but […]