Looking for a supplier of internal parts for the Bodum Granos machine, or a repair place within the tri-state area. I need to replace the solenoid valve in the machine. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
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Hi I have the same machine that has been taken apart and so it's now a pile of spare parts. When you say new group head, do you mean the collar of the group head, or do you need a new group handle and basket ? I live in Sydney if you want to get in touch.
Clean it with CLR. I had to turn the steam on and plug and unplug it to get it to work for just a few seconds but that was enough to get some of the CLR into the system. I let it sit overnight and then the next day it would work for 10 - 15 seconds at a time. Finally the more CLR I got into the system the better it worked. I regularly used a coffee maker cleaner but the CLR seemed to break up whatever was in there.
I had the exact same problem about a year ago. I bought a replacement valve from Bodum here in Denmark, where I live.
The cracked valve was made out of some sort of plastic, but the new one I got was cast in metal.
The machine has been working perfectly since.
Last year I stripped the machine and found the blockage in a diverter valve. This device switches between the coffee making head or the steamer. I had a blockage in the diverter causing the solenoid to lock in the coffee position that was also blocked. I flushed the system out with Oust cleaner.(very quick and effective) I then reassembled the machine and put sachet of oust with four times as much of filtered water. Then I switched the machine on and passed half the through the coffe head and steamer at full heat. Left for 10mins. then passing the rest through, cleaned with filtered water and away it went. Fixed!!! email firstname.lastname@example.org
This is not a fix but it may be a way to at least get an espresso without milk. I opened the panel on the back and removed the to wires at the top of the circut panel. They are both fixed to a plug so all you have to do is gently pull. This turned of the steam/water function and the the water came through the head as it is suppose to. I did not get all the parts with mine so if anyone tries this please post the outcome. Remember to unplug the machine before you open the back. I will post the real fix if I figure it out.