Question about FrancisFrancis! X1 Espresso Machine
Posted by Anonymous on
The main problem with coffee machines is they get furred up with limescale. If you let it go too long they can stop working like this. It's not difficult to take the machine apart if you're mechanically inclined and then you can clean each part.
Posted on Jan 23, 2015
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Try removing the metal grille from the machine. I don't know the term, but it's held in with a single allen screw on the underside of the machine. Don't use the allen key that FrancisFrancis provide, it's made of soft metal and useless. Buy a decent one.
I did this, and found coffee 'goo' a millimetre thick on top of this sheet of metal. Once I'd cleaned it off it was fine. To clean it, I put it into a cup and soaked it with Mr Muscle oven cleaner, left it for an hour, and then scrubbed it clean. I ran a sewing needle across the back to help clear the pinholes.
Posted on Jan 05, 2009
SOURCE: Leaking water from steamer
For the grouphead check the basket there might be a slight bump around the edge that is preventing it from making a good seal when it contacts the gasket in the head. If the Double works fine then the gasket is not the problem.
For the steam wand try flushing wand for 3 seconds just before steaming, if that does not help with the watery milk, then the boiler is not getting hot enough to produce steam.
Posted on May 20, 2009
Check the end/nozzle of the steam wand, if you open the wand and while getting nothing it is hot, then the nozzle is blocked use a paperclip to clear the hole at the end of tip. If you have done this already and still no steam then it is clogged where the steam valve connects to the boiler.
Posted on May 20, 2009
Steamer tubes can get plugged up with dried milk and/or calified water deposits in the tube.
With the machine unplugged, turn the tube up to check it, Clean it with a small guage wire.
Soak it in a small cup of vinegar, if needed.
Further cleaning, you can add a bit of vinegar to the water and steam it thru...
Let me know how it goes.
Posted on Jun 03, 2009
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