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Breville “valv” error during descaling

I will only quickly go into this issue as I struck it the other day and it wasted some time, so this may help somebody. All the tips on the forums did not solve it but this method and explanation did. On some models of the Breville, in my case the BES920, in order to
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The DeLonghi Red Triangle of Doom – how to fix it!

What follows is a real life story of Trouble Shooting a Delonghi Perfecta ECAM 23.210 B – suffering from the Red Triangle of Doom. If you are currently experiencing this error, well you know its annoying. And like me you probably went to the manual and noted that the Triangle is the dreaded “Delonghi General
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Jura J9 drip tray not fitted

A customer recently presented me with a faulty machine, that he was given, oh here we go I thought, no bodies that generous. It had to have some expensive non reparable fault, right! – Wrong!, this fault was so simple I thought I better post it and perhaps save someone else giving away their Jura
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Jura Error 8 and how to service a Jura Brew Unit

If you own a Jura Coffee Machine, you need to be aware that the brew unit should be removed at least every year or you risk damaging the drive motor or the brew unit jamming up. Not to mention poor tasting coffee. Look at the picture below of a typical Jura brew unit, all jammed
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Breville Bes 920 no Crema and bad tasting coffee issue fixed

Just a quick service note on a Breville Bes920 that came in recently. The pressure gauge was not working at all and the customer was complaining that the coffee no longer had crema and did not taste good. It turned out to be multiple factors contributing to the issue so I thought it worth going
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Review and Teardown of the Merol ME-712 Coffee Machine – Part 1

The Merol ME-712 the best automatic coffee machine under $1500.00 in Australia or your money back! Introduction When I first unboxed this machine, I was a little disappointed. The plastic shell did not look very robust and it slightly lacked the style of the European machines. But as I will explain, don’t judge a book
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How to change a Breville BES870 Leaking Group Seal

Breville make a range of nice little semi automatic machines coffee machines, the BES870 is a good example. It has a built in conical burr grinder, making it easy to prepare a good quality coffee. The unit in question came in to the workshop because it was leaking around the portafilter during coffee extraction. I
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No milk flow on a Delonghi Coffee Machine caused by lack of steam

It is very frustrating when your Delonghi coffee machine just will not suck milk and just spits instead of producing a steady flow. Small domestic coffee machines use the Venturi Effect to suck milk and mix it with air to create froth. This requires a good steady flow of steam. So your first action is to
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Preventative Maintenance for Cafe Coffee Machines

If you operate a busy Cafe you know how important your coffee machine and grinder are to your business. Without them functioning you may as well shut the door. And I have attended callouts to coffee shops where they have had to shut the door on a busy weekends trade. The damage from this outcome
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Delonghi with stuck infuser

Help My Delonghi Infuser is stuck, I mean really stuck!

Sometimes the Delonghi infuser or brew unit can become stuck in the incorrect position and can not be removed. It should home itself and there are various reasons why it may not, none of which I am getting into here. This is just about how to get it out when all else has failed. All
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