Question about La Pavoni Europiccola EPC-8 Espresso Machine
Steam is coming from the safety valve - I don't see where you can tighten it - thus the pressure never builds up enough to make good foam and the green light won't go off
I don't know how old is your machine? I had the same problem not long after I got mine.
It's only six months old and I think the valve shouldn't age so quickly.
After adding water in tank, I push the machine on table,
slowly and steadly, expecting the fricton between the table and
machine's base to "vibrate".
It works all the time.
How does it works? I don't know yet, maybe it's the vibration moves
the air bobbles accumulates under the valve?
Posted on Dec 29, 2008
You may be able to extend the life of the valve in the following way:
1. Hold the valve body with the open end of a wrench, so that it doesn't move relative to the machine body. This wrench will need to be thin, in order to get in there - I grund some material off a regular wrench, to make a "special tool" thin enough for this.
2. Put a socket on the valve and undo its housing from the top.
3. Remove the valve from its housing, clean the plug andf its seat. Then stretch the spring a bit. That will increase the pressure that holds the valve closed.
4. Reassemble, holding the valve body with the open end wrench, so that it doesn't move relative to the machine body.
Posted on Sep 08, 2008
You have to replace the safety valve with a new one.
Posted on Jul 11, 2008
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