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calblacksmith
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calblacksmith
Joined: 25 Nov 2007
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Location: Riverside, Ca, U.S.A.
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Espresso: ECM Vene. A1, La Cimbali M32
Grinder: Azkoyen Capriccio, Major
Vac Pot: 40s era Silex
Drip: Msl. Com. brewers
Roaster: gave it a try, decided no
Posted Mon Sep 23, 2013, 7:44am
Subject: Re: Someone, stop me please!             Now also M32 rehab
 

After going through everything in the flow chain, the next step was to test the flow from the brew group. To keep things easy, the drain is just into a bucket to the side of the machine. My water supply is from a 5 gal bucket behind the machine.

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calblacksmith
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Joined: 25 Nov 2007
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Location: Riverside, Ca, U.S.A.
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: ECM Vene. A1, La Cimbali M32
Grinder: Azkoyen Capriccio, Major
Vac Pot: 40s era Silex
Drip: Msl. Com. brewers
Roaster: gave it a try, decided no
Posted Mon Sep 23, 2013, 7:48am
Subject: Re: Someone, stop me please!             Now also M32 rehab
 

A quick side trip to the left side of the boiler, shows the water level probe with green connector. The end of the probe has a bend on it and in this position, the bend is angled down to the bottom of the boiler so the water level is about 1/4 inch below where the probe is. The white cover to the lower right, covers the wires to the heater element. There is a thermostat probe that goes into a tube next to the heaters. I think it is there to supply information to the now missing milk frother system that was removed before I got the machine and the service tech at LaCimali said never worked very well anyway!

EDIT, I now believe that the probe is an overtemp safety for the heater elements, if the water level drops, the elements will be uncovered and as there probe is in the midst of the elements it will regester an over temp condition and will shut down the heaters.

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calblacksmith
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calblacksmith
Joined: 25 Nov 2007
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Location: Riverside, Ca, U.S.A.
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: ECM Vene. A1, La Cimbali M32
Grinder: Azkoyen Capriccio, Major
Vac Pot: 40s era Silex
Drip: Msl. Com. brewers
Roaster: gave it a try, decided no
Posted Mon Sep 23, 2013, 7:50am
Subject: Re: Someone, stop me please!             Now also M32 rehab
 

After guessing at water volume for the brew system, I ground some coffee, tamped, locked and pulled. These are the first few drips from the PF.

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calblacksmith
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calblacksmith
Joined: 25 Nov 2007
Posts: 7,722
Location: Riverside, Ca, U.S.A.
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: ECM Vene. A1, La Cimbali M32
Grinder: Azkoyen Capriccio, Major
Vac Pot: 40s era Silex
Drip: Msl. Com. brewers
Roaster: gave it a try, decided no
Posted Mon Sep 23, 2013, 7:51am
Subject: Re: Someone, stop me please!             Now also M32 rehab
 

And at the end of the run, the volumetric dosing system had just stopped, these are the last trickles. All in all, a nice restreto for guessing at the settings of everything and a first run!

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Wayne P.
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calblacksmith
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calblacksmith
Joined: 25 Nov 2007
Posts: 7,722
Location: Riverside, Ca, U.S.A.
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: ECM Vene. A1, La Cimbali M32
Grinder: Azkoyen Capriccio, Major
Vac Pot: 40s era Silex
Drip: Msl. Com. brewers
Roaster: gave it a try, decided no
Posted Mon Sep 23, 2013, 7:55am
Subject: Re: Someone, stop me please!             Now also M32 rehab
 

With things seeming to be in the ball park, I decided to assemble the machine back to complete. This first pic shows the status board, To the left, this is the internal water tank level, it is light off as the machine thinks it is full. Next is the boiler level light, again, the boiler is full so the light is off, when filling the boiler, the light turns on. Third is the up to temp light, it does not come on until the Pstat turns off for the first time of the warmup cycle. Last is the power light which is on all the time there is power to the machine and it is turned on. The 4 dose buttons are on the bottom row with the manual dose and all off button in the center.

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Wayne P.
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calblacksmith
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calblacksmith
Joined: 25 Nov 2007
Posts: 7,722
Location: Riverside, Ca, U.S.A.
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: ECM Vene. A1, La Cimbali M32
Grinder: Azkoyen Capriccio, Major
Vac Pot: 40s era Silex
Drip: Msl. Com. brewers
Roaster: gave it a try, decided no
Posted Mon Sep 23, 2013, 7:57am
Subject: Re: Someone, stop me please!             Now also M32 rehab
 

The front of the machine as assembled. Sorry for the rotation, I need to get that fixed.... later.   OK now is later LOL!

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In real life, my name is
Wayne P.
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calblacksmith
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calblacksmith
Joined: 25 Nov 2007
Posts: 7,722
Location: Riverside, Ca, U.S.A.
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: ECM Vene. A1, La Cimbali M32
Grinder: Azkoyen Capriccio, Major
Vac Pot: 40s era Silex
Drip: Msl. Com. brewers
Roaster: gave it a try, decided no
Posted Mon Sep 23, 2013, 8:00am
Subject: Re: Someone, stop me please!             Now also M32 rehab
 

OOPS, again rotated but at least it is the same direction as above! (fixed) This is the back, all nice polished heavy gauge Stainless Steel. To give an idea of the heavy gauge of the steel, a strap had come loose on the trip home and the machine rolled onto its back while driving. Not a mark let alone a dent and it fell over at full force, nearly 100 pound of machine.

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In real life, my name is
Wayne P.
Anything I post is personal opinion and is only worth as much as anyone else's personal opinion. YMMV!

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calblacksmith
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calblacksmith
Joined: 25 Nov 2007
Posts: 7,722
Location: Riverside, Ca, U.S.A.
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: ECM Vene. A1, La Cimbali M32
Grinder: Azkoyen Capriccio, Major
Vac Pot: 40s era Silex
Drip: Msl. Com. brewers
Roaster: gave it a try, decided no
Posted Mon Sep 23, 2013, 8:03am
Subject: Re: Someone, stop me please!             Now also M32 rehab
 

This is an overview of the in process setup, a 30" x 48" SS table, most of the time with little spare room. I have more pics but this gives a good over all of the process. I have yet to give it several run throughs in the shop to verify all works as it should before moving into the house but the hard stuff is over. I think I will run a dose of Calcinet through the machine to clean inside any tubes I may have missed but nearly all the scale came off through the process here.

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In real life, my name is
Wayne P.
Anything I post is personal opinion and is only worth as much as anyone else's personal opinion. YMMV!

Feed the newbs, starve the trolls and above all enjoy what you drink!
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calblacksmith
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calblacksmith
Joined: 25 Nov 2007
Posts: 7,722
Location: Riverside, Ca, U.S.A.
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: ECM Vene. A1, La Cimbali M32
Grinder: Azkoyen Capriccio, Major
Vac Pot: 40s era Silex
Drip: Msl. Com. brewers
Roaster: gave it a try, decided no
Posted Mon Sep 23, 2013, 12:00pm
Subject: Re: Someone, stop me please!    Now also M32 rehab  AND NOW ALSO WITH PICS!
 

Just a quick one, this is one of the solenoids at disassembly. The coil is in a sealed black box, the spring piston rides up and down inside the tube upper left. The seal on the piston makes contact with the valve seat inside the valve  body. The regulating disc fits in the large brass housing on the left of the valve body. This one is on the boiler fill but they are all the same.

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In real life, my name is
Wayne P.
Anything I post is personal opinion and is only worth as much as anyone else's personal opinion. YMMV!

Feed the newbs, starve the trolls and above all enjoy what you drink!
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Joined: 27 May 2013
Posts: 89
Location: France
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: Rancillio Silvia-PID
Grinder: Rossi RR45
Roaster: Homemade drum roaster
Posted Tue Sep 24, 2013, 8:54am
Subject: Re: Someone, stop me please!             Now also M32 rehab
 

Great project, wish you luck:-)
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