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Vibiemme Domobar Levetta/piccolo: HELP NEEDED!
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Posted Mon Mar 11, 2013, 8:43am
Subject: Vibiemme Domobar Levetta/piccolo: HELP NEEDED!
 

Hi,
I just got a vibiemme domobar piccolo (second hand). The machine looks really well taken care of.
The pump, works, pressures goes up. But when I start extracting or pumping the manometer gauge goes nuts; it starts going up but then it starts vibrating; it jumps so fast I can't read the pressure. After I pull the lever up pressure does build up and after 5-10 seconds espresso starts coming out.
But the espresso is bad: sour with really light 'crema'. Even after I leave the machine to heat up for 40 minutes.
Can someone help me out with this. Is the machine broken or is it a learning curve thing: any tips about procedure.
Is the gauge indicating a bigger problem with the machine? Do I need to replace the pump and the gauge? Could it be the boiler: do I need to adjust the temp or pressure????
One more thing: the domobar comes with two hoses attached to its pump. Do they both go into the water reservoir?

help much appreciated.

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