Posted Fri Aug 17, 2012, 7:58pm Subject: Euro 2000 junior parts?
I have a chance to snag one of these Euro 2k Jr's but I have not been able to see any info about it since late 2004. Even though it is for a very tempting price if I can't get parts and it breaks then I'm out the whole deal.
Ian Moderator Joined: 21 Jan 2003 Posts: 1,495 Location: England
Espresso: Euro2000,Rancilio Grinder: Mazzer,La Cimbali Vac Pot: Cona-->CraigA Drip: Belgique for emergencies Roaster: Primas with variac
Posted Sat Aug 18, 2012, 1:52am Subject: Re: Euro 2000 junior parts?
The Euro 2000 Junior uses mainly non-proprietary parts; standard E61 style group, Giemme box, Ulka pump, Mater stat etc.
Even in the worst case, if the heat exchanger splits and assuming you couldn't get a boiler from Euro 2000 you would probably be able to fit one from a similar E61/HX machine, something like an Isomac or Giotto for example.
methyltheobromine Senior Member Joined: 3 Jun 2008 Posts: 14 Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posted Sat Oct 20, 2012, 6:49am Subject: Re: Euro 2000 junior parts?
I picked up 2 Euro 2K Jrs. One has been my daily use machine for the last 3 years and it's been very reliable, easy to use, and consistent. The other is in parts in my basement, still awaiting a refurb.
Yes, most of the electro/mechanical/plumbing parts are standard...however the proprietary parts (drip tray, top tray, steam & water wands, gaskets) are very difficult to find. There are no US dealers/parts that I'm aware of, and the North American distributor (Caffe Tech, in Canada) has a limited (and expensive) stock remaining. The next time I'm in Milan, I should check to see if the "factory" still exists and has any leftover bits.
MonkeyK Senior Member Joined: 12 Dec 2008 Posts: 214 Location: Twin Cities, MN Expertise: I like coffee
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Posted Sat Oct 20, 2012, 11:57am Subject: Re: Euro 2000 junior parts?
It is a nice machine, but you are right to be concerned about finding replacement parts. Fortunately, as Ian and methyltheobromine point out, most of the parts are non-proprietary. IMO, the only troubling parts are the steam and water valves.
Caffe Tech's listing of parts includes the heating element and steam and water wands:http://caffetech.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=euro2000&x=0&y=0 There is not much that can go wrong with the drip tray, however if you somehow managed to damage it, any metal shop could help you out.
I don't know what can go wrong with valves other than the valve seats and methyltheobromine's link shows how that can be addressed. If the valve itself were damaged somehow, I imagine that with some rework of the tube between the boiler and the valve (it's just copper tubing after all) the whole thing could be replaced with an Isomac valve.
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