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MK_
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Posted Mon Mar 26, 2012, 4:32pm
Subject: Please help identify this La Cimbali
 

Hi,

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!  

Thanks in advance!

_MK

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Posted Mon Mar 26, 2012, 4:56pm
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From the photo it looks like a M series maybe a M20 . It has had some cosmetic updates as that's a Corvette Stingray logo on the front.

 
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Posted Mon Mar 26, 2012, 5:11pm
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found this.  looks kinda like the one you posted.

Click Here (www.home-barista.com)
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Posted Tue Mar 27, 2012, 7:59am
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That's great info.  Thanks!

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Posted Tue Mar 27, 2012, 4:52pm
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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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