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SOURCE: Astra Mega II <----Need help!

The left grouphead sounds like a different problem than the right group head. For the left grouphead, I would start by replacing the group electro-valve. With hard water, this can cause the valve to remain in the closed position even though the water pump is running.

For the right group head, I would want to see this happen. Usually, if the gaskets haven't been replaced in a while (if you are busy, your 'while' may be quicker than others), I would evaluate the condition of the rubber gasket. I would also look at whether you are tamping too much espresso grounds into the portafilter. This can cause a similar symptom as a bad gasket.


Posted on Sep 13, 2008

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SOURCE: I NEED AN OPERATION MANUAL FOR AN ASTRA MEGA II C ESPRESSO MACHIN

Hi, I'm new to the coffee business and justed purchased this machine and no manual as well.
I just called the astra manufacturer (1-877-340-1800 ) and they were going to e-mail me a manual free of charge. Hope this helps. J Howell

Posted on Jun 24, 2009

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You will have to adjust your shot timing, and possibly your grind. To program the shot timing, hold the Brew Stop button until all of the brew lights come on; That means all of the buttons are ready to program. Next, pull some grind for your portafilter and push the button you want to program. For a single, you want to pull a 1 oz shot in about 15-20 seconds; longer for a double. When you push the button, the shot will start to pull; when the shot is complete, push the button again to set it. Then do the same for the next button. Each group needs to be programed separately. Holding the the Brew Stop button again will turn out the remaining lights and save your programming to that point. As to the grind, you want to have the grind fine enough to give you a quality shot in the right amount of time. Good Luck!

Posted on Aug 29, 2009

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SOURCE: My Astra Mega II Espresso Machine doesn't seem to

There is either 1 of 2 things going on:
1 - The machine does not need water or
2 - The inlet solenoid is damaged.

If the boiler is full the machine will not call for water, to test this you could remove the top panel and disconnect the level probe, then turn the machine on, if it calls for water then the boiler was full and it did not need anymore. If it does not call for water then the inlet solenoid is possible damaged. To Check the inlet solenoid which is on the bottom right of your machine, you can do a resistance check on the coil, to make sure it is working, and or loosen the output of the solenoid to see if water is flowing when it is calling for water.

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2 - The inlet solenoid is damaged.

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here is a couple of links that will help you get the right manual that you need ok?
best regards michael
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Where to get it repaired?????


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Hi, I'm new to the coffee business and justed purchased this machine and no manual as well.
I just called the astra manufacturer (1-877-340-1800 ) and they were going to e-mail me a manual free of charge. Hope this helps. J Howell

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Astra Mega II <----Need help!


The left grouphead sounds like a different problem than the right group head. For the left grouphead, I would start by replacing the group electro-valve. With hard water, this can cause the valve to remain in the closed position even though the water pump is running.

For the right group head, I would want to see this happen. Usually, if the gaskets haven't been replaced in a while (if you are busy, your 'while' may be quicker than others), I would evaluate the condition of the rubber gasket. I would also look at whether you are tamping too much espresso grounds into the portafilter. This can cause a similar symptom as a bad gasket.


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