samuellaw178 Senior Member Joined: 22 Jan 2011 Posts: 382 Location: KL,Malaysia Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: Arrarex Caravel Grinder: Rosco Mini Drip: French Press, Aeropress,... Roaster: DIY Copper drum roaster
Posted Thu Mar 22, 2012, 9:43pm Subject: Re: Nuova Simonelli Ellimatic Rebuilding
Ouch. Did you try talking to the seller? That does sound like a rip-off to me. Should've gotten the Oscar from me that was on sale at that time. ;P The lesson is you would still have to be careful with purchase in CG. My last Oscar wasn't a pleasant experience either despite the seller was a CGer.
If anyone could help, I bet EricS is the one can help with the wiring. If all else fail, you could try finding him on HB forum. He lurks here sometimes too. And yeah, the last time I took my Oscar off, I did take a lot of pictures with Sharpie. Definitely do that next time. Wish you best of luck with the rebuilding!
I can't find photos for the bottom of the boiler, the pstat, or the pump. Also, photos I have found are not the same colored wires. There's grey wires; I have no idea where they go. They might go to the pump. But there's 4 wires for under the boiler, and I worry I might put them on backwards or something else will go wrong. And the only 2 wires that reach the pstat are the same blue color, so I don't know how that works. None of it makes any sense. There's no + or - symbols on anything. How the hell did they put this thing together without knowing what's positive and negative?
Coffeenoobie Senior Member Joined: 11 Dec 2011 Posts: 3,036 Location: PNW Expertise: I like coffee
Espresso: N S Oscar Grinder: K30 & Vario W
Posted Fri Mar 23, 2012, 12:40pm Subject: Re: Nuova Simonelli Ellimatic Rebuilding
There will probably be a logic to the wires even if they are not the same color. The pstats are common, what one do you have? Pumps are also common. Do you have multi meter? The boiler might be trickier. But if you have the same pstat and pump as me I can take meter readings and tell you what I have where. Main thing is be methoughtical and you will get through it. Worse comes to worse you will have to pay for some help. Start with figuring out what wire seems to be ground. Mine are green and yellow.
You are in WA state, you have about 3 different espresso repair companies around you and NS headquarters.
Buying advice: GRINDER GRINDER GRINDER. Don't cheap out on the grinder.
Posted Fri Mar 23, 2012, 1:21pm Subject: Re: Nuova Simonelli Ellimatic Rebuilding
Yeah I saw all those pics. Here's what I have so far:
I didn't remove any of the switch or lights wires, or the ground wires connected to the side of the frame.
Bundle means they're wrapped together with plastic zip-ties, which I figure means they go to the same place, or places near each other.
1st Bundle of wires (I think this pair is mainly for sensors): - Blue = Possibly goes to upper water reservoir sensor? - Dark green = Goes to boiler probe on top, I remember this one
2nd Bundle of wires: - Green-yellow = Possibly goes to lower water reservoir sensor? I've seen this one in pics, and it looks like it goes to the reservoir sensor. - Grey = Reaches area where pump is, maybe goes to pump? - Grey = Reaches area where pump is, maybe goes to pump?
3rd Bundle of wires (this set seems to come directly from the power button): - Brown with O-ring connector = Goes to boiler mains - Blue with O-ring connector = Goes to boiler mains - Blue = Only long enough to reach pstat - Blue = Only long enough to reach pstat - Blue = Long enough to reach round sensor-like thing on the bottom of the boiler, maybe goes to this? - Brown = Long enough to reach round sensor-like thing on the bottom of the boiler, maybe goes to this?
4th bundle of wires: - All of these go to the 2 block-shaped sensors (I think they're sensors) that fit on the pipes, not sure which pair goes to which block thingy.
That's what I have so far.. maybe you guys might know where they go.
I didn't know Nuova Simonelli was in Washington. If I took it to them would they fix it? I thought about taking it to SeattleCoffeeGear, but I have no idea if they deal with Ellimatics or not.
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