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Cimbali m29 selectron 2gr espresso machine. power outage from electrical source. when power was restored, tank heats up and comes to pressure, however no water will dispense from heads...

...when dosing buttons are pressed. water will dispense intermittently from one head when sitting idle. fried board? or is there something simpler?

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* You will need to program groups again.
* I'm surprised I did not record and upload a programing video *sigh*
Oh well, somebody did it already:(check at 3:57 on the following vid)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-3SbS-PU4Y
* Set up each shot with a filled portafilter (for the appropriate dose setting. Single for single, double for double, etc.)
* Press and hold "Stop" button till it light (and/or beeps). Release stop button
* press and HOLD the appropriate dose button (within 5 seconds or it cancels out)
* Watch the coffee dose as it pours out into cup or a shot glass (for accuracy)
* Release the dose button just before it hits the desired amount. You may have to do this several times to practice.
* Continue with setting the dose on the other settings (long, double, etc.)
* Note; you can set the "least used group" as in a 3 or 4 group head machine with specialty doses. Like a triple if you have the proper portafilter for this shot. Or an "American" long shot (though I don't recommend running 6-8 oz of water through a single coffee dose. Though I have found some shops using drip coffee through a triple basket and very long dose to fill mugs. They didn't want to get a regular 12 cup brewer.)
* There are other dosing tricks like copy over to other groups. But I've found that setting each group and dose is good practice. (and I have to do it several times a day as a Espresso Tech.)
Aloha, ukeboy57

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SOURCE: i have a cimbali m29 selectron i have no power

Sounds like the problem is in the keypad.

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SOURCE: La Cimbali Espresso Machine: How do you calibrate the dosing for a Cimbali M29 ...

Press and hold any Group stop button until beeping, then all the button will copy what you press. Hit any stop button to leave program.

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