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bmw
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Posted Sun Jul 30, 2006, 5:14pm
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Yep , mine has a normal tip (4 holes). I will probably buy a new wand as the  chrome has worn off on the lower part. My Boema came with one of those foam makers, but luckily it was a screw on, not welded. Have you tried using it imersed so that the pipe bit is at the surface of the milk, then you can get some control of how much air is drawn in.
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Posted Mon Jul 31, 2006, 2:42pm
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I found the best way to use it is to plug up the little pipe with a toothpick or something, but there is still a hole in the side of the tip which complicates matters. You have to surf the hole on the side in order to get anything approaching decent milk, and even then it is just that - approaching decent milk.

 
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Posted Tue Aug 1, 2006, 2:13am
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Bruce,
I just checked my email (I don't use that account much), and saw there was one from you. I figure here is as good a place as any to raise questions, but I just wanted to acknowledge your email.

T

 
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bmw
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Posted Wed Aug 2, 2006, 4:20pm
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Hi T,
No wories about the email, I think I sent it just before I posted here. Did you get any photos of the motor mounting from your uno, two of the three rubber isolation widgets have broken on my uno and the mounting bracket for the motor looks kind of home made.

Bruce
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Posted Thu Aug 3, 2006, 2:18am
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@bmw:
If the pump is always running and the water doesn't flow out of the safety valve (->full boiler) I think the Boiler can't be filled. Can be scale in the cold water block, can be a broken or scaled boiler filling solenoid valve (on the cold water block), can be the boiler inlet itself. If You want to know if the level electronics is working, hold the probe or the cable against the boiler; then it should stop trying to fill.

Greetings \\//

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Mista_T
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Espresso: Elektra MC SA, Carimali Uno
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Posted Sun Aug 6, 2006, 3:58pm
Subject: Re: Carimali Uno rebuild
 

I didn't take any photos of the disassembled motor mount (mainly because I wasn't too worried about not being able to remember how to put it back together). It does seem a little homemade I agree, but it seems to do the job and on the plus side it simplicity means it will probably be inexpensive to get a replacement made if need be.

The little rubber thingees might be a bit harder to find. Probably would be worth trying businesses that deal with electric motors of that kind of size. Mitre 10 etc. will probably look at you blankly. I found refrigeration service places useful, as they deal with both similar sized motors and similar scale plumbing as espresso machines. Alternatively, you could probably improvise something, but it might not dampen the vibration as well as those rubber things.

Tio

 
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samclarkson
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Posted Sat Sep 28, 2013, 3:06pm
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I own an Uno E and an Uno P.They have both developed the same problem recently.... Neither will produce steam or hot water from the respective valves. The main rotopump is going fine and producing hot flow from the group, so that pump and the element are fine.
Any thoughts please.
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Posted Sun Sep 29, 2013, 7:53am
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Mod note, moved to mods and restorations forum.

 
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