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Posted Sat May 26, 2012, 11:17am
Subject: LeLit PL041 Pressure Swings
 

Here's a 1 year old PL041 which is having wide swings in pressure (only when loaded with coffee). I suspect OPV, though it could be the pump (pretty sure it's not electrical).

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The OPV is non-adjustable on the LeLit. Anyone tried fixing one? Can you buy one online?
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Posted Sun Jun 3, 2012, 4:00pm
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No word from Idrinkcoffee.com. Has anyone been able to reach them for service?
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Posted Thu Jun 14, 2012, 9:05pm
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I stripped the Ulka pump and all looks good so I am moving over to the OPV.

Has anyone managed to strip one yet? I hear the adjustment screw is Loctited in place. Can it be forced free to inspect the seal seat?

I must say, I much prefer my old Silvia. Definitely worth the extra $.
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Posted Sat Jun 16, 2012, 10:03pm
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Yup. It was the OPV causing the problem. It actually comes apart very easily so you can make it adjustable.

Here are the details in my blog, if you're into that stuff:

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Posted Sun Jun 17, 2012, 12:10am
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Thanks for the blot post, I may adjust mine too.

Idrinkcofffe said Lelit recommends not backflushing...   Any reason not to?
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Posted Sun Jun 17, 2012, 3:20am
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Lelit supplies blind filters with all the machines we purchase, so you can draw your own conclusions about suppliers who tell you not to. My PL041 instructions are here http://www.coffeeco.com.au/pl041_instructions.html .


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Posted Sun Jun 17, 2012, 7:05pm
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cbcb Said:

Idrinkcofffe said Lelit recommends not backflushing...   Any reason not to?

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Same for the Silvia. I think they just don't want amateurs backflushing. Some dummy always finds a way to hurt himself, regardless of what type of machine is being serviced.

From what I saw in the group head of this LeLit after only one year of one-shot-a-day use, I'd definitely recommend AT LEAST removing the group screen once every 2 weeks and soaking it in detergent along with the basket. (Check if you can see through all the holes in your screen and basket). Backflush at least once a month after cleaning under the screen, and descale once a year.
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