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I'm looking for Elektra S1 Owner.s manual

Hello, I've just bought an Elektra S1 at an an antique auction for $50.00. Can you believe it.
I want to know the proper pressure the guage should be reading and the other need to know and nice to know stuff. Thanks,

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If you have 2 gauges, one shows from 0 up to 3 bar second from 0 up to 16 bar.

  1. the gauge o - 3 shows steam pressure and it should be from 1.1 up to 1.5 bar
  2. if you have second gauge you look it during brewing coffee, it should be from 7 up to 9 bar(it shows the pressure of pump.
anyway becouse it is old machine you should compare the gauge with new one(ehamle for the steam attach to steam pipe one gauge and live valve open) than you will know if it is showing true values.

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Via A. Volta 18, 31030 Dosson di Casier (Treviso) Italy - Tel +39 0422 490405 - Fax +39 0422 490620
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