orphanespresso Senior Member Joined: 19 Feb 2008 Posts: 247 Location: Troy Expertise: Professional
Espresso: Cremina Faemina Microcimbali... Grinder: Hand Grinders
Posted Sat Sep 4, 2010, 2:14am Subject: Re: La Pavoni Professional - heating element replacement / repair
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.
enerserve Senior Member Joined: 3 Sep 2010 Posts: 4 Location: New York, NY Expertise: I like coffee
Espresso: Carina Grande
Posted Sun Sep 5, 2010, 5:48am Subject: Re: La Pavoni Professional - heating element replacement / repair
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.
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