We Actually Fix Espresso Machines!
This Pavoni Professional came in. What a mess. Besides needing a good descaling, a new switch, pressure-stat and gaskets, the piston stem was defected… It must be the wrong grade of metal somehow as it got pitted by something in the water.
After alot of elbow grease and new parts, this machine is as good as new.
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 was a bread bag. This boiler gets quite hot.
This section took alot of elbow grease.
Now we just have to locate acquire a new spring.
More to come…
Amazing vintage 220V. This machine just would have needed a little descaling. But after being stored, with water in it… it was frozen. Two boiler fastening tabs broke off. Need new boiler. Actually found one at Genius Coffee’nEspresso, $88, not bad, complete with element. Descale remainder parts, reassemble. The steam of this thing is uncomparably powerful. Quoted one hour, billed one hour.
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.
The machine obviously froze. Heat exchangers are not changeable in this model so the entire boiler will have to be replaced. The bill just tripled. At this point the costumer might want to rethink saving this machine.