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by robertdrucker
Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Swap Meet
Topic: Completely refurbished S1V1
Replies: 0
Views: 271

Completely refurbished S1V1

This machine has just been extensively refurbished at Chris Coffee. Almost everything internal that could be replaced or cleaned has been. New motor, pump, gaskets, sensors, heating element, flow meter, wiring and more! Sale includes Espro tamper, extra shower screens and gaskets, 2 porta filters, s...
by robertdrucker
Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: S1V1 Steam Boiler tripping GFI outlet
Replies: 5
Views: 557

Re: S1V1 Steam Boiler tripping GFI outlet

Update: Joe at CC did a great job refurbishing the S1. Considering everything that was done, it is a reasonable price. Basically anything that could be replaced internally has been. But shipping is soooo expensive! Anyway, I am considering selling what is now a good-as-new machine. I am thinking lis...
by robertdrucker
Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: S1V1 Steam Boiler tripping GFI outlet
Replies: 5
Views: 557

Re: S1V1 Steam Boiler tripping GFI outlet

True confessions: After ordering the heating element and opening the covers, I realized rewiring of scorched or worn wires and terminals was in order. Not being a DIY guy, and knowing how frustrated I got replacing the pump and motor a couple of years ago, I though I should look for a new, less comp...
by robertdrucker
Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: S1V1 Steam Boiler tripping GFI outlet
Replies: 5
Views: 557

Re: S1V1 Steam Boiler tripping GFI outlet

Unplugged power wires and nothing tripped, so will order heating element and gasket. Have citric acid from last major overhaul; motor, pump etc.
by robertdrucker
Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: S1V1 Steam Boiler tripping GFI outlet
Replies: 5
Views: 557

S1V1 Steam Boiler tripping GFI outlet

Previous posts point to the culprit being the heating element. Is there anything else I should check first before disassembling the boiler?
by robertdrucker
Mon Nov 09, 2015 5:43 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: When citric acid fails
Replies: 0
Views: 7081

When citric acid fails

In my previous post ( S1V1 Motor (one more time )) I have pictures of a badly neglected boiler. I have repeated the citric acid bath three times over the last four days, and am still left with some very hard residue at the bottom of the boiler, as well as some on the sides. I am wondering if it is s...
by robertdrucker
Thu Nov 05, 2015 9:24 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: S1V1 Motor (one more time)
Replies: 14
Views: 3798

Re: S1V1 Motor (one more time)

While waiting for the delayed shipment of my motor, I opened up the boiler. In addition for the award for dirtiest machine, I believe I now have earned one for the most mineral buildup in a steam boiler! Yikes! And it looks like the heating element is going to need some work as well. And looking at ...
by robertdrucker
Tue Oct 06, 2015 3:41 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: S1V1 Motor (one more time)
Replies: 14
Views: 3798

Re: S1V1 Motor (one more time)

Thanks for the reminder and advice. I'll update my post at the end of the month after I return from traveling.
by robertdrucker
Tue Oct 06, 2015 2:11 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: S1V1 Motor (one more time)
Replies: 14
Views: 3798

Re: S1V1 Motor (one more time)

Update: Denver is still a cow-town! 15 calls to assorted electric motor repair, machine shops, vacuum repair (I was getting desperate), etc., I finally found two shops that would look at it. First one wanted to charge $195 diagnostic fee. This after I showed complete repair details compliments of gs...
by robertdrucker
Sun Oct 04, 2015 11:40 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: S1V1 Motor (one more time)
Replies: 14
Views: 3798

Re: S1V1 Motor (one more time)

Great advice. To what diameter should the drain hole be opened?
by robertdrucker
Sun Oct 04, 2015 11:06 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: S1V1 Motor (one more time)
Replies: 14
Views: 3798

Re: S1V1 Motor (one more time)

Oh, and Chas thank you for the award! :)
by robertdrucker
Sun Oct 04, 2015 11:05 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: S1V1 Motor (one more time)
Replies: 14
Views: 3798

Re: S1V1 Motor (one more time)

Since I couldn't get a capacitor to try over the weekend, I thought I would at least try to get the motor and pump out. The results are pretty much in line with everyone else who has had the issues. Pump turns by hand, but not the motor. Since I don't want to extend my limited mechanical ability by ...
by robertdrucker
Sat Oct 03, 2015 1:39 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: S1V1 Motor (one more time)
Replies: 14
Views: 3798

Re: S1V1 Motor (one more time)

I don't see any scorched wiring, just the capacitor plastic cover. Electrical supply houses are closed today, so I'll wait until Monday to try to get a replacement capacitor first, to see if it's a simple fix. In the meantime, it appears the cement at the top of the bottom of the capacitor failed, h...
by robertdrucker
Fri Oct 02, 2015 10:21 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: S1V1 Motor (one more time)
Replies: 14
Views: 3798

S1V1 Motor (one more time)

First of all, my apologies for the rotated pictures. They look right at first, but when inserted, get turned. So after a few days of a strange noise which almost sounded like air in the water line, I am only getting street pressure through the group head. I have seen the great documentation on takin...
by robertdrucker
Thu Feb 26, 2015 5:34 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: 9 Years with minimum maintenance, but it's TIME
Replies: 2
Views: 1215

9 Years with minimum maintenance, but it's TIME

Hi Folks, I was on what I think was the original board. I have a S1 circa 2005. Other than a few original problems that I posted about, the S1 has performed remarkably well over the years. Until now! Last week, after several pours and sitting down in another room for breakfast, I returned to find ho...

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