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Posted Sat Nov 17, 2012, 1:41pm
Subject: Vibiemme V3 super needs a commercial pressurestat
 

Hi,
came home last night and house had a slight burnt smell, walked over to my vibiemme and it was so hot on top, sides and all around the machine, gauges were fogged over, but that poor thing had a TON of pressure, switched it off and unplugged it, let it cool down, had water on the bottom of the machine, couldn't figure out whats wrong, pump was very hot, but it started up, hopefully it didn't damage it, the machine now rattles more when pump is running, ( yes, machine is rattling and loud) i swapped out the pressure stat and now it's working, contacted espressocare to replace it, (still waiting for a reply)
just kinda checking what i can do, anybody willing to buy this once it's repaired? i'll never bond with this machine because i really never liked it, will trade for a big HX that doesn't rattle.
EDIT: Machine is 4 months old.
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Posted Sat Nov 17, 2012, 1:58pm
Subject: Re: Vibiemme V3 super needs a commercial pressurestat
 

Replace then presurestat, but also put in an SSR between the pressurestat and the heating element.
Scale can inhibit the proper operation of a pressurestat as well if the pipe gets clogged or the diaphragm's movement is compromised.

 
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Posted Sat Nov 17, 2012, 2:01pm
Subject: Re: Vibiemme V3 super needs a commercial pressurestat
 

i have RO water with the calcite mineral filter on the machine, pressure stat was squeaky clean but not working,
i don't want to mod the machine as of now, i don't really have long term plans with it.
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Posted Sun Nov 18, 2012, 8:00am
Subject: Re: Vibiemme V3 super needs a commercial pressurestat
 

Ok, i calmed down, but i got a brainstorm, i cant get the drip tray and the cup holder to stop rattling no matter what i try,
So i decided this would be an awesome machine with an external under the counter pump, anyone ever did this?
Heating and temp stability is awesome on it, also if i throw out the water tank i could fit in a full size pressure stat, i know it would void my warranty, but i think i would love the machine then..
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Posted Mon Nov 19, 2012, 7:23am
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You could just use some rubber type of pad, thin door seal foam etc to stop the noise from the drip tray, all you need to do is prevent metal to metal contact and POOF the noise is gone.

 
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Posted Mon Nov 19, 2012, 8:20am
Subject: Re: Vibiemme V3 super needs a commercial pressurestat
 

I'll try, but i would like to quietn up the pump as well, anybody put in some kind of insulation to stop that?
can't really trade machine now, too many grinders and stuff lately

calblacksmith Said:

You could just use some rubber type of pad, thin door seal foam etc to stop the noise from the drip tray, all you need to do is prevent metal to metal contact and POOF the noise is gone.

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Posted Mon Nov 19, 2012, 8:42am
Subject: Re: Vibiemme V3 super needs a commercial pressurestat
 

Check the pump is actually mounted correctly - screws can come loose in shipping and with vibration, and then the vibration gets worse.  Also check the routing of pipes too and from the pump, often a slight re-routing will avoid contact somewhere that's rattling.
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Posted Mon Nov 19, 2012, 3:06pm
Subject: Re: Vibiemme V3 super needs a commercial pressurestat
 

rettaps Said:

contacted espressocare to replace it, (still waiting for a reply)

EDIT: Machine is 4 months old.

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Titus you contacted us saturday AM,
we are closed on the week ends
I did however reply to your emails
early this AM and as you know we spoke on the phone as well
thanks for your patience
Stefano

 
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Posted Mon Nov 19, 2012, 3:10pm
Subject: Re: Vibiemme V3 super needs a commercial pressurestat
 

Yes, thanks,
i never doubted that you will not reply, i knew it was after hours,
thanks for sending out the part in a timely manner,
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