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by applepod124
Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Mini Vivaldi steam boiler autofill issues
Replies: 5
Views: 5106

Re: Mini Vivaldi steam boiler autofill issues

Hey there, were you ever able to diagnose the issue? I have the same problem with my machine but it isn't intermittent, the boiler simply never refills ((Here is the topic - https://www.s1cafe.com/viewtopic.php?f=57&t=2456 ) I purchased a Rocket so my Spaz is just sitting. Would like to get it back...
by applepod124
Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Mini Vivaldi steam boiler autofill issues
Replies: 5
Views: 5106

Mini Vivaldi steam boiler autofill issues

I have a Mini Vivaldi which has intermittent problems with autofilling the steam boiler. After using hot water or steam, the machine does not consistently refill the boiler. Instead, it simply heats up without filling. Sometimes it does refill properly. If the machine is off for several hours, it ma...
by applepod124
Tue Jul 29, 2014 6:41 pm
Forum: Mini General Q&A
Topic: Adjusting the expansion valve?
Replies: 3
Views: 4427

Re: Adjusting the expansion valve?

I checked that and noticed that there is a kink in the tube leading to the expansion valve, could that be causing an issue?
by applepod124
Tue Jul 29, 2014 4:20 pm
Forum: Mini General Q&A
Topic: Adjusting the expansion valve?
Replies: 3
Views: 4427

Adjusting the expansion valve?

My Mini Vivaldi II has recently been having an issue with the pump where it will not stay at 9 bar consistently throughout the shot. When I start the pump, the pressure jumps up to 9 then quickly drops to 7. Near the end of the shot, in the last few seconds (20-25s), the pressure jumps between 7 and...
by applepod124
Wed Aug 14, 2013 3:53 pm
Forum: Mini General Q&A
Topic: Indent in puck
Replies: 4
Views: 4967

Re: Indent in puck

I'll be purchasing a triple basket/bottomless portafilter soon, so that'll fix the problem. I'm curious what the difference is between the precision and non-precision baskets at CCS. Is the $10 extra worth the precision basket?
by applepod124
Mon Aug 12, 2013 2:14 pm
Forum: Mini General Q&A
Topic: Indent in puck
Replies: 4
Views: 4967

Indent in puck

When I remove my portafilter after pulling a shot, there is an indented circle in the middle, i'm assuming this may be caused by my dosing, which is 18 grams. I tried with 14 grams, but still get an indentation after the extraction. I'm not sure what size my basket is, but i'd guess its a double. Ho...
by applepod124
Mon Aug 12, 2013 1:20 pm
Forum: Mini General Q&A
Topic: Using the machine as a semi-auto?
Replies: 1
Views: 3428

Using the machine as a semi-auto?

How can I use the mini in semi-automatic mode? I've been just switching to the programming mode and pulling shots with that is that the best or only way to do it? Does doing this damage anything, or should I not worry?
by applepod124
Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:33 pm
Forum: Mini Day One Problems
Topic: Steam boiler issue
Replies: 23
Views: 12353

Re: Steam boiler issue

I have a pitcher that filters the water, which i'm using in the machine. Hopefully it isn't hard water. Would it be a good idea to buy water hardness test strips to check it?
by applepod124
Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:07 pm
Forum: Mini Day One Problems
Topic: Steam boiler issue
Replies: 23
Views: 12353

Re: Steam boiler issue

I removed the water softener, which solved all of my issues. Thank you very much for your help, chas.
by applepod124
Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:01 pm
Forum: Mini Day One Problems
Topic: Steam boiler issue
Replies: 23
Views: 12353

Re: Steam boiler issue

Well, I did some more testing. When I tried pulling water through the group, nothing came out, or very few drops. I tried using the hot water and on/off buttons simultaneously to test that the boiler is filled, and it worked fine. I'm not really sure what would cause the issue to happen when pulling...
by applepod124
Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:09 am
Forum: Mini Day One Problems
Topic: Steam boiler issue
Replies: 23
Views: 12353

Re: Steam boiler issue

I did not look at the pressure gauge while pulling shots, however I did notice that there were times where nothing came out after several seconds. I'm not sure if that's an issue with the grind or tamp pressure, or if the machine didn't get up to the full 9 bars. I'll test tomorrow and see.
by applepod124
Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:21 pm
Forum: Mini Day One Problems
Topic: Steam boiler issue
Replies: 23
Views: 12353

Re: Steam boiler issue

No, Once I turned the machine on, tried to fill the boiler, got the alarm, then turned it off and tried again, it did not fill. When you say you turned it off and tried again, did that include unplugging the machine for several seconds and then plugging it back in? Yes, I waited about a minute, the...
by applepod124
Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:09 pm
Forum: Mini Day One Problems
Topic: Steam boiler issue
Replies: 23
Views: 12353

Re: Steam boiler issue

chas wrote:When you plug the machine back in again does it complete filling before another 60 seconds completes and shuts off the machine again?
No, Once I turned the machine on, tried to fill the boiler, got the alarm, then turned it off and tried again, it did not fill.
by applepod124
Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:18 pm
Forum: Mini Day One Problems
Topic: Steam boiler issue
Replies: 23
Views: 12353

Steam boiler issue

Hi, I'm having a problem with my "new" (previously owned, but new to me) mini vivaldi II. When I try turning on the steam boiler, the pump runs, but after about a minute, it stops and all lights turn off except for the "Boiler" light, which is blinking. The manual stated that this is an issue with t...

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