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enerserve
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Posted Fri Sep 3, 2010, 2:36pm
Subject: La Pavoni Professional - heating element replacement / repair
 

I was given a 10 year old Carina Grande La Pavoni Professional which heats up only slightly.

Where can one get replacement heating elements?

Can I replace them my self if handy?

If not does anyone know where I can get this unit repaired?

John
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Posted Sat Sep 4, 2010, 2:14am
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Rather than assume right off that you need a new heating element, likely a more conservative approach would be to do a thorough fault diagnosis on the machine.....heating very slowly is still heating so the element is working on some level and if it stops heating at all then a new element is a possibility.    Your have the factors of scale (is the element encased is a block of scale?)...pstat setting,   element diagnosis (does it test the proper ohms for the rated wattage?).   It sounds like the machine needs a thorough going over and if you are handy then this should be a couple of hour job with the bottom of the machin eoff, a multimeter set on ohms, some calculations, some visual observations of the machine by looking in the boiler and a bit of intuitive thinking.   Diagnosing with parts is never a real good idea.....it does sell parts but doesn't always cure the problem.
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Posted Sun Sep 5, 2010, 5:48am
Subject: Re: La Pavoni Professional - heating element replacement / repair
 

Orphanespresso,

Thank you for your feedback. You prompted me to peak into the tank to check for scale or such and sure enough, I can see the heating filiment is burnt on top and heating wires exposed. I guess the water level dropped below the top of the element, burning out the top but a portion still heats.

With that said, DOES ANYONE KNOW WHERE ONE CAN GET REPLACEMENT PARTS, IE HEATING ELEMENT, KNOWS OF A REPAIR LOCATION, OR FAMILIAR WITH ELEMENT REPLACEMENT for the La Pavoni Pro??  I live in New York City.

Any help or feed back is appreciated.

Thank you,

John
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Posted Sun Sep 5, 2010, 6:13am
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Try Forzano Italian Imports 128 Mulberry St.
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Posted Sun Sep 5, 2010, 9:03am
Subject: Re: La Pavoni Professional - heating element replacement / repair
 

Roland,

Great! I googled your suggestion and found links to the La Povoni warrentee and replacement parts department as well as a service / repair locations. NICE!!

Thank you for your help.

John
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