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fifthmonkee
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Posted Wed Apr 24, 2013, 11:46am
Subject: 1980 La Pavoni problem
 

I have a 1980 La Pavoni Europiccola, which shorted out about a year ago. Prior to that I got many years good use from it (my Dad bought it in Italy, but it sat dormant for maybe 20 years before I got my hands on it).

The machine has a rusted base which probably needs replacing and a frayed chord but otherwise was working fine.

I consulted one repair shop who said they didn't work on La Pavoni's that old because they are likely to have other problems and not be worth it for the consumer. Another shop said, sure we'll fix it, estimating about $200 in repairs.

Do you think I ought to try and get this thing fixed? (I'm not a handy guy and don't want to try and fix it myself).

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Posted Thu Apr 25, 2013, 6:45am
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I normally don't get involved in pricing etc etc

As an authorized repair company myself

I can tell you that if really this mention company(whom ever they are)
can FIX IT for $200 in this condition
go for it
but make sure you ask what they will do for that price
sounds to good to be true..................

 
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fifthmonkee
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Posted Thu Apr 25, 2013, 6:56am
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I consulted a third company and they estimated around $300 if it turns out the heating element has to be repaired. But then they said it would be as good as new. I guess I figure even at $300 it would be worth it to have the machine up and working, considering it sells new for almost $800.
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Posted Sun Apr 28, 2013, 1:14pm
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If they're sure it is going to be as good as new, then it will have a new or flawless used base, new seals throughout and a new element. If they're promising that for $300, jump at the opportunity and thank them heartily.
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fifthmonkee
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Posted Wed Jun 5, 2013, 1:46pm
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Well, just got my machine back from Home Espresso Repair in Seattle. The whole thing, shipping included back and forth, was less than $300, though there was no need to replace the heating element. They did, however, replace all the gaskets and decalcify and otherwise tuned up in addition to replacing the base and electrical chord. Am very happy so far.

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