MK_ Senior Member Joined: 13 Dec 2011 Posts: 6 Location: Boulder, CO Expertise: I like coffee
Posted Mon Mar 26, 2012, 3:32pm Subject: Please help identify this La Cimbali
I'm looking at purchasing an older La Cimbali single group head unit. I will be seeing it in person tomorrow; meanwhile I have a single crappy picture of it to go by.
It appears similar to a Junior but the grouphead appears to be oval; it is elongated toward the steam wand. There also appears to be a pull out handle on the right side (or is that a sign of something broken?)
Any help would be appreciated! Any tips on what to look for in an older La Cimbali would be helpful as well!
Posted Tue Mar 27, 2012, 3:52pm Subject: Re: Please help identify this La Cimbali
It looks almost the same as my M20 Lever except without the lever. The pull out lever on the front is the manual water fill lever. You pull it out a bit and push down and it opens a valve that lets the plumbed in water pressure fill the boiler. These older models have a strange magnetic float sensor in the boiler for auto-fill that sometimes doesn't work too well so a lot of people just do it manually. If the auto=fill doesn't work you can pull it out from the access panel above the heater element. Nice looking machine. It's probably a "dipper" model and not HX. Have fun, Doug
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