Question about FrancisFrancis! X1 - Stainless Steel Espresso Machine
My Francis X1 Has made hundreds of fabulous lattes (3 -4 per day) but for the second time has slowly developed a "leak" from the steam valve. Whenever the machine is turned on it drips and spurts out the valve even though the steam valve knob is fully off. The problem is progressively getting worse and about 2 oz. of water is lost for each shot of espresso brewed. This same thing happened about 2 years ago and I sent the machine (directly) to the repair facility in Southern OR. I descale regularly and the repair facility told me I did not have a scale problem when it was fixed before, although they declined to say exactly what the problem had been. I really don't want to spend a couple hundred dollars to ship the machine and have it repaired again, but mostly I don't want to be without my machine. Any ideas?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Well, to state the obvious, you should call Francis! Francis! at 1-877-854-4141 and ship it to them for repair. It's unlikely you can perform a fix yourself. Have you tried opening the machine up? I got PDFs of diagrams and part lists, which I obtained by calling them at the number quoted above. Good luck! Stephen
Posted on Mar 12, 2008
Go to this site www.redmonkeycoffee.co.uk select expresso machines then FF X1 you will see a link to download manual
Posted on Jan 01, 2009
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You can contact Empire Fulfillment at 877-855-4540 for all of your Francis Francis machine needs. The are the authorized service center for Illy cafe and the FF machines.
Posted on Aug 05, 2009
Posted on Aug 12, 2009
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