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jurgens
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Posted Fri Mar 5, 2010, 3:15pm
Subject: Capresso C2000 cleaning $285
 

Hello coffeegeeks,

I've spent the afternoon reading through your wonderfully informational site.  

I've had this super-auto since 1997.  I've mailed it in twice (every ~5 years) for a cleaning ($100 each time) -- it gets sluggish in its performance.  I know I know ... it doesn't make the best coffee, but it suited my need for convenience.  

Now, it needs another cleaning and Capresso wants $285!  Ridiculous.  I'll buy a nice grinder (due to my acquired knowledge this afternoon :P) to go with my press before I pay that ...

Here's my question:  Is it possible to get it "cleaned" somewhere else, for less?  If not, I'm going to try to clean it myself (any tips on how to do this?) ... and if I can't, then I'll scrap it.  

Thanks loads in advance for any/all help!
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ryguy
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Posted Fri Mar 5, 2010, 6:03pm
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You may call Seattle Coffee Gear for a quote - they handle and service super-autos.

 
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jurgens
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Posted Fri Mar 5, 2010, 7:06pm
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Thank you Ryan, I will! :)
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ebizzarro
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Posted Sat Jun 1, 2013, 5:05am
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I have the same machine.  I use espresso machine cleaner. if the machine is to the point where it will barely move (Not cycle), or not move at all when the buttons are pressed, but you can hear it trying too, take the smallest amount of vegetable oil (a few drops) and put it in the espresso manual dose chamber. press the buttons until it stars to move.  if the lights start blinking. unplug the machine replug and repeat. only use oil every 5 or so tries.  once the machine becomes free, clean a few times with urinex espresso machine cleaner to remove oils and debris.  if you want to decalcify machine,   I use 1 cup distilled vinegar (NOT RECOMMENDED BY MANUFACTURE)and fill the water resevor to the top. Run cleaning cycle for 45 min.  that should solve the problem. Hope this helps.
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SStones
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Espresso: Giga 5, ECM Giotto, Rocket...
Grinder: Anfim Milano-Best
Vac Pot: No  :(
Drip: Some $30 thing from Walmart
Roaster: I buy pre-roasted.
Posted Sat Jun 1, 2013, 8:22pm
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If the machine is working, the cleaning cycle should work.  You can get cleaning tablets from Amazon if there isn't a Jura-Capresso shop near you.
If it needs manual cleaning to get it working well enough to run the cleaning cycle, Whole Latte Love has a
Guide for how to manually clean the sieve inside the brew unit with your fingers.
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