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dgcrowley53
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Posted Sun Mar 24, 2013, 9:12pm
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I am a newbie here...just a lightweight compared to all y'all (hey, I'm in Virginia...it's how we talk...) however...I am consumed with finding the best tasting cup from a single serve brewer. Kurig...please. I've worked my way through all the single cups, except for the ones that weren't even worth trying (and shall remain nameless) and have ended up, after being an Aeropress fan for 2 years, with the CLCD. I got so excited when I found the Bonavita porcelain immersion dripper (at SCG) and was ready to order...and low and behold, stumbled across the Trifecta. I am seriously pissed now; I have to shell out over $500 for this machine. I know it's only a matter of time. I will not be able to resist. I have just accepted it; it is an inevitability. But...a question for those of you with your fingers on the pulse of all this new technology...any chance there are reconditioned machines available yet? Maybe save myself a hundred bucks or so? If any of you have info, please pass it along. Thank you so much. And, I will be back here when I get my Trifecta...maybe someone can make some suggestions to get me started with my Breville Smart Grinder settings and brewing cycles. Thank you!
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Posted Mon Mar 25, 2013, 3:49am
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Once in a great while there is a demo/used home version listed on eBay. I have seen reconditioned commercial units too, but those are going for $2K. Assured, it will be impossible to resist and the sooner you realize this and purchase one, the quicker you will be enjoys what this baby produces. Take care!

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Posted Mon Mar 25, 2013, 6:02am
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Hi, Diane. Well, a Trifecta MB just went for ~$440 shipped this past Sat. on eBay (link), but Jim's right that it's still unusual to see them for sale even gently used. If you read through this thread you should find all you need re: the grind required (coarse drip, more or less) and recommended brew settings. See you later then! ;)
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Posted Mon Mar 25, 2013, 7:59am
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Starting to have concerns about mine......

I opened it up and cleaned the 2 valves, but I still have the same issue. Not sure if it's really an issue or not though to be honest, I just know that it didnt do this when it was brand new.

If I run more than 1 cycle, when the pressure builds at the end of the brew, it forces water back from the hot water tank into the outer reservoir. It seems like it shouldnt be doing this. It doesnt happen ever during the first brew, just the additional brews after. Right at the end when it's pressing the coffee out, I can watch the outer reservoir and see water filling from the bottom, just a bit. Anyone else notice this?

Chris
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Posted Mon Mar 25, 2013, 8:22pm
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How much is "just a bit"? I occasionally see some ebb and flow at the bottom of my reservoir, but since it's just a tiny amount under the strainer I ignore it.
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Posted Tue Mar 26, 2013, 3:48am
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Chris,

Call Amanda at Bunn and have her send you two new valves. Make sure that you put them (red one and black one) in their respective positions on the shower head. That should solve your problem once and for all. How much coffee and what volume are you brewing? 12 oz. brews with very fresh coffee and LOTS of bloom will push coffee residue up into those valves. Hope this helps and take care!

Jim

 
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Posted Tue Mar 26, 2013, 7:15am
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I will say Bunn's customer service is top notch.  If they can't figure out the problem over the phone and send you the correct parts to fix it they will have you send it in.  I've never seen a company take a single customer's issue so seriously.

On a side note:  I think I'm about to undertake the once a quarter descaling process on the brewer.
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Posted Tue Mar 26, 2013, 11:43am
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Amanda is great. Bunn is great.

Emailed her this morning, and she is sending a couple of new valves out. I may not even have a real problem. It was explained that there can be some water forced by out, and it will not harm the machine. Sending valves out anyway.

Thanks again Amanda.

Chris
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Posted Thu Apr 11, 2013, 6:59am
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Thanks Chris :)

You may find this article about the commercial trifecta interesting.

http://tinyurl.com/c9g85s9
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Posted Fri Apr 12, 2013, 7:13pm
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Amanda, where is the closest shop to Philadelphia with a commercial Trifecta?

 
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