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by southpaw
Mon Mar 07, 2016 6:38 pm
Forum: Suggested Improvements
Topic: IMS basket and 53,3mm tamper
Replies: 4
Views: 12021

Re: IMS basket and 53,3mm tamper

What are your thoughts on the shower screen? I've got one but I'm not sure it does anything beyond make a very pretty water pattern.
by southpaw
Mon Mar 07, 2016 3:13 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Mini is leaking
Replies: 6
Views: 2699

Re: Mini is leaking

Is the longer nipper for the water tank a standard la spaz part or is this a Chris coffee special?
by southpaw
Sun Mar 06, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: Mini General Q&A
Topic: Blinking, but not turning on
Replies: 3
Views: 1003

Re: Blinking, but not turning on

We have lift off. After lots of increasingly firm button pressing it lives :)
by southpaw
Sun Mar 06, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: Mini General Q&A
Topic: Blinking, but not turning on
Replies: 3
Views: 1003

Re: Blinking, but not turning on

I didn't explain that properly did I :)

I'm pushing the on/off button for 10+ seconds but I'm getting no response. Do buttons break or is there any reset I can do?
by southpaw
Sun Mar 06, 2016 2:17 pm
Forum: Mini General Q&A
Topic: Blinking, but not turning on
Replies: 3
Views: 1003

Blinking, but not turning on

My s1 mini has been out of action due to tank seals becoming a bit leaky. I've just replaced but it isn't powering up as it should. Standby led is blinking and when I unplug and power back on three yellow LEDs flash once. Is there any simple thing I can check?
by southpaw
Wed Oct 22, 2014 3:52 pm
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: New owner v1 mini
Replies: 13
Views: 3996

Re: New owner v1 mini

I'd had that idea about switching over the mechanical part - thanks for the link.

The machine is a 2007 and is in v2 mode so the hope it was stuck in v1 mode is gone.
by southpaw
Sun Oct 19, 2014 1:18 pm
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: New owner v1 mini
Replies: 13
Views: 3996

Re: New owner v1 mini

I currently have a v1 mini with pre infusion and the v2 board.

The mkii is the one I'm looking at buying. I can probably take a guess based on asking about yellow/green leds on power up and also the age of the machine.

Cheers :grin:
by southpaw
Sun Oct 19, 2014 10:45 am
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: New owner v1 mini
Replies: 13
Views: 3996

Re: New owner v1 mini

I've been enjoying my mini for about 18 months but I've got the chance to buy a v2 and plumb it in. The v2 owner states it doesn't have pre infusion, but I thought all v2s came with the new board. Could it be he has it set in v1 mode or did some v2s ship with v1 boards?
by southpaw
Wed Jul 03, 2013 5:50 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: low-no pressure at brew head, boiler fine
Replies: 22
Views: 4108

Re: low-no pressure at brew head, boiler fine

Volumetric dosing had reset somehow. All appears to be good now. Thanks for replying Chas it was enough of a pointer for me to sort :)
by southpaw
Wed Jul 03, 2013 5:19 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: low-no pressure at brew head, boiler fine
Replies: 22
Views: 4108

Re: low-no pressure at brew head, boiler fine

My machine is a mini but I guess the water input at pump is still valid? Just realised after you mentioned it that I didn't say about the pump before. Edit: got flow again after taking tank in and out a few times. Water is cutting out after a couple of seconds rather than the normal for single/doubl...
by southpaw
Wed Jul 03, 2013 4:55 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: low-no pressure at brew head, boiler fine
Replies: 22
Views: 4108

Re: low-no pressure at brew head, boiler fine

I'd been having intermittent low to no pressure at group head and I think it I've diagnosed to a sticky opv. A quick adjustment back and forth and all is now well. Would this fit with your description? I don't think I would call the OPV sticky. It consists of a stiff spring that has a rubber cap on...
by southpaw
Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:47 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: low-no pressure at brew head, boiler fine
Replies: 22
Views: 4108

Re: low-no pressure at brew head, boiler fine

I'd been having intermittent low to no pressure at grouphead and I think it I've diagnosed to a sticky opv. A quick adjustment back and forth and all is now well. Would this fit with your description?
by southpaw
Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:58 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Pressure fluctuations. Unable to hold it!!
Replies: 29
Views: 6546

Re: Pressure fluctuations. Unable to hold it!!

2 days later its returned :( I tried a descale to see if that would help and it did until I did a backflush and then the problem returned.
by southpaw
Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:30 pm
Forum: S1 General Q&A
Topic: temp adjustment
Replies: 17
Views: 4925

Re: temp adjustment

Good call - I've now added.
by southpaw
Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:00 pm
Forum: S1 General Q&A
Topic: temp adjustment
Replies: 17
Views: 4925

Re: temp adjustment

Thanks. Seems crazy to ship an Italian part to the us and then back to the uk, but I can't find one over here.
by southpaw
Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:21 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Pressure fluctuations. Unable to hold it!!
Replies: 29
Views: 6546

Re: Pressure fluctuations. Unable to hold it!!

Had a similar problem with my machine tonight. Thought I'd remove the tank filter before taking apart and it's cured :)
Having read all the above it does seem likely there is another cause that may cause it to reappear.
by southpaw
Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:51 pm
Forum: S1 General Q&A
Topic: temp adjustment
Replies: 17
Views: 4925

Re: temp adjustment

Endo wrote:
I then just bought the new 1C sticker from CC for $10
Does anyone have a link to this sticker? I've been looking but can't find it on CC website.
by southpaw
Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:26 pm
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: New owner v1 mini
Replies: 13
Views: 3996

New owner v1 mini

Hello, I picked up a 2008 v1 last weekend and have been finding my way around the machine. I have to say thanks for the manual and cheat sheet posted on here. I've just found about the v1/v2 switch and my machine does have the v2 board :grin: and after a look under the bonnet I also have the pre inf...
by southpaw
Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:41 pm
Forum: S1 General Q&A
Topic: temp adjustment
Replies: 17
Views: 4925

Re: temp adjustment

Thanks for the info. I've just discovered my recently acquired 2008 v1 has the v2 board in it.
Now to read some more and find out what I've won.

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