calblacksmith Moderator Joined: 25 Nov 2007 Posts: 5,665 Location: Riverside, Ca, U.S.A. Expertise: I live coffee
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Posted Fri Jul 13, 2012, 1:47pm Subject: Re: Nuova Oscar
Kurt, are you asking for a shop to instruct you on how to rebuild your machine, not have them do it? If so, we have helped a lot of people through a lot of issues and several of us here have rebuilt at least one ourselves. If it is advice you seek, look no further. If it is a service to repair your machine... I wish I could help, I am located in So. Cal on the left coast.
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65coupe Senior Member Joined: 7 Jul 2012 Posts: 16 Expertise: I love coffee
Posted Fri Jul 13, 2012, 6:47pm Subject: Re: Nuova Oscar
"Does anyone know where I can find a repair business or someone who could walk me through a rebuild/tune up?"
This would be a school, and I don't think an espresso machine repair school exists.
Might consider spending the dough and have a repair shop do the work, it will most likely come with some sort of warranty and probably be cheaper than one on one instruction (if you could even find that).
If you are handy you could do it with no help. I took a look inside my Silvano when it arrived and it looks like relatively straight forward construction. Diagnosing electronic issues might be problematic but fixing leaky seals should be easy.
Well, Orphan Espresso must be a school (said tongue-in-cheek), as it has dozens of instructional "how to" vids, + written instructions, even though they do on-site repair. They, in fact ENCOURAGE DIY.
That said, they are certainly unique in that aspect, though Baratza will also "instruct" either over the phone, or through email.
I was able to repair my Anita HX machine, and I'm am certainly far less competent than many here. I'd prolly tell "java" to take some pics of the trouble areas, post them here. It could be as simple as gasket/seal replacement. Or not. Still, these machines were built to be maintained at home, FOR THE MOST PART. YMMV.
Coffeenoobie Senior Member Joined: 11 Dec 2011 Posts: 2,314 Location: PNW Expertise: I like coffee
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Posted Sun Jul 15, 2012, 6:32am Subject: Re: Nuova Oscar
My guess you needs to replace the steam wand and maybe some seals/gaskets. I am sure you can do it. Espresso parts in WA state will sell you the steam wand assembly and gaskets. They are easy to work with and ship fast.
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