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DELONGHI THERMOBLOCK (OLD VS NEW)

As with many of the Delonghi parts, specifications change. And an important change to take note of is the Delonghi thermoblock. On the older machines, the outlet pipes are 6mm, on the new machines the outlet pipe is 5mm. See the picture below. Now you might be thinking, so what why is he telling me
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BREVILLE BES 920 – TRIAC FAILURE

This is a common failing of the Bes 900 and 920 Breville Coffee Machines. The symptoms include; the machine going over temperature and the machine continuing to heat while turned off. In fact even before we look at the error logs I can plug the machine into a watt-meter or current meter and with the
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JURA IMPRESSA Z7 – ERROR CODE 6

The Jura Impressa Z7 is a great little machine. It has twin thermoblocks, simple but functional software and a good grinder, but sadly they are getting old, most that I see are 6 to 10 years old with thousands of cups on the clock. I am getting units in here where the hoses are now
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VIBIEMME DOMBAR JUNIOR OVER FILLING STEAM BOILER

This is a common issue with some brands of commercial coffee machines that fill the steam boiler directly from mains pressure. Often a valve will get stuck open and the steam boiler will overfill. But this model fills via the pump from a tank. So whats the story? On this little domestic Vibiemme coffee machine
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DELONGHI PRIMADONNA NOT MAKING MILK

P This machine was brought into the workshop with the customer complaining that it would not make milk beverages. When cappccinno or other milk benverage was selected, it just displayed the Heating Flag for a few seconds, then went back to Ready, without doing anything. Very frustrating. Ok the first thing noted was the Hot
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PRONTO ME717 – COMMON FAULT RESOLVED

This was the first Pronto machine I’ve met, but it’s reputation preceded it, so I knew what to expect. A mate in the industry asked me why I wanted to get involved with these machines and the best answer I can think of is that I want to keep some plastic out of the ocean.Seriously
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REPAIRING A NO POWER FAULT IN THE DELONGHI MAGNIFICA ECAM 3.110.SB

How to resolve this issue without replacing the power board. No POWER, This is a very common issue in this Delonghi model. The new Power Boards no longer have the old fashioned iron core transformer but instead utilise a switch mode power supply, which are prone to power spikes. I often find this issue associated
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JURA X9 – ERROR 4 RESOLVED

If you google the Jura Error 4 message, you will learn that it refers to the Steam Boiler/Thermoblock temperature issue. The usual advice is to replace the NTC Sensor. But what if you do replace the NTC sensor and it still does not resolve the issue and you still have error 4 on the display?
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BEWARE THE TRICKY ULKA PUMP?

I’ve been repairing coffee machines for a long time now and I already know that when it comes to flow issues in coffee machines, the pump is a prime suspect. But the other day I got tricked again and wasted an hour looking for a blockage in a Delonghi machine that did not exist. Just
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WHICH COFFEE MACHINE IS BEST FOR MY BAKERY?

WHICH COFFEE MACHINE IS BEST FOR MY BAKERY?

So you own a Bakery and just like 7-Eleven you have worked out that coffee gets people in the door. Take away coffee of a reasonable quality will draw in customers who will also grab a couple of pies. Trust me they will come back for more if your coffee soothe’s their caffeine addiction and
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