mattdubyou Senior Member Joined: 31 Oct 2012 Posts: 1 Location: Seattle Expertise: Just starting
Posted Wed Oct 31, 2012, 2:16pm Subject: La San Marco 85-16M resto troubleshooting
Howdy folks, I have a LSM 85-16M that I've in the process of restoring for a while, and was hoping for some advice on a critical step.
I got it in terrible shape from a government surplus auction (no joke, this is a government espresso machine). Anyway, I tore it apart, cleaned up and descaled everything, making sure to replace vital gaskets & other parts along the way.
Anyway, I now have it fired up on top of my washing machine, and am trying to get it to pour a shot with no avail. when I activate a group head, I get a lot of water out of the exhaust tube, and very little out of the head itself.
The boiler is filled halfway, pressure is reading about 1.7, and a new pump head installed. The pump motor may be the weak link, as it doesn't seem to quite get going (starts and stops), but keep in mind I know very little about these things.
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