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I soak the steamer tip in flat cola overnight to clean out milk deposits. Run water, not steam through it after that to rinse.
Sometimes I need to use a toothpick to lift off the softened deposits.

Posted on Feb 27, 2008

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SOURCE: I recentlty bought a Francis X1 (2000 model). I

There are two different handles made for this unit (I own an X1 and have both). Both of these handles have baskets.

First - The pod handle has a basket area that is very shallow, about 1/3 of an inch deep and the basket has very small holes.

Second - The handle for loose grounds came with two baskets, one for a single dose, and one for a double dose. Both removable baskets have the very small holes for the espresso to drip through.

You must have a basket in the handle in order to use the machine. If you try to make espresso without a basket, you'll just make a mess. Besides, the machine will never be able build enough pressure to extract espresso from the grounds.

Search the net (ebay?) for francis francis x1 handle.

Good luck

Posted on May 21, 2009

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SOURCE: I bought a second hand Francis Francis X1 Espresso

Perhaps the heating element is broken. Does it heat up at all? If not, the steamer won't work and there will be nothing for the gauge to register.

Posted on Feb 09, 2010

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SOURCE: temperature gauge has stopped working

the pipe that is connected with boiler is blocked from scale. You can try to removed it and descale the pipe.

Posted on Feb 17, 2010

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Espresso maker continually leaks when heating

Most likely a gasket problem. But you say that it drips water while it heats. Try it without the coffee holder; it shouldn't leak.

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Where can I get an exploded view of the Francic Francis x3

Have only worked on the X1. I don't think you will find service instructions. But if you look around carefully you should be able to find other screws which hold the machine together, and then the top will come off.

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Where can I buy parts for a Francis Francis X3


check out the below link;

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I have a Francis Francis X3 machine and would like the attachment to use ground coffee as at the moment I can only use pods.

If you have an X3 Trio you are out of luck.
If you have the older model, you can buy 'ground coffee conversion kits' or you can use a ground coffee portafilter from an Ascaso Dream/Arc etc.

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Hi I have francis francis x3 espresso coffee maker. Recently, the machine stopped heating up. It runs on, but is not heating up. It also, at one point, flipped the circuit breaker. I don't knoe if the unit...

You probably have a burnt out element, but there are other things that could be wrong.
  • Bad board
  • Bad thermostat
  • Bad wire to the element
There are 4 allen screw on the top outside of the machine. Make sure that it is unplugged. There is a hole in the back that you can insert a long screw driver and push up on the top. I don't recommend this if you are not handy.

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I need a Francis Francis x3 portafilter for ground coffee

If you have an X3 Trio - you are out of luck.
If you have the older model, you can buy 'ground coffee conversion kits' or you can use a ground coffee portafilter from an Ascaso Dream/Arc etc.

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Francis Francis X3 voltage

Easiest way to tell is to open the machine and look at the pump or other electrical parts they will have a voltage rating stamped on them.

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Needing a Francis Francis X3 portafilter and steam head

If you have no luck finding a FF! portafilter, you can use the ones from some Ascaso models. See for more details.

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