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Pasquini Livietta Espresso Machine: No steam comes out of steam wand, only cold wate? How can this be fixed?

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SOURCE: No steam - steam jet does not heat

1. Turn off and unplug the machine.
2. Wait 2 hours.
3. Remove the water tank.
4. Remove the top cover. (Two screws in the top)
5. Remove the back/side cover. (Two screws along the top crimp)
6. Locate the thermocouple.
6.a The thermocouple is on the left side of the machine, on the back side of the heater block. It's a small pin with a plastic knob on it.
7. Press the pin on the thermocouple in.
7.a. If the thermocouple is not out, pull it out and press it back in.

Posted on Dec 03, 2008

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SOURCE: can't get milk to foam

Place 1/3 part distilled white vinegar and 2/3 part water into the water reservoir. Turn the machine on and wait for the heat light to go off. Once the heat light goes off, turn the steam vs. water knob to the water drop icon, and turn the main function knob to steam/water. Make sure to have your frothing cup underneath the steam element ready to catch the water. The vinegar/water solution should clear out the calcium that clogs the steam element. Also, remove the cover to the steam element and dip it in a bowl with vinegar for about 5 minutes, and use something like a pipe cleaner to clean out that cover. Then apply vinegar and hot water to a rag and clean the calcium off the shaft of the steam element. Once you are all finished with this, run plain water through the espresso maker on the steam/water setting to clear out the bitter vinegar residue. Now, try again to make espresso and froth it.

Since milk contains calcium, the steam element has to be decalcified more often than a regular coffee maker. The EM-100 is a beautiful machine, but it is definitely high-maintenance - you will probably spend more time cleaning it than making cappuccino, etc.

Good luck!

-Tha Mp3 Doctor (is also a huge Cuisinart fan)

Posted on Feb 26, 2009

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This is a general comment for people having problems with leaks and pressure in their espresso machines. If you do not used filtered water, the minerals and other materials suspended in the water will bond to the moving parts and tubes of your machine (e.g.: scale). The problem will be worse if you live in an area with particularly hard water. In some cases the pressure pipes can get completely blocked and if the pump is powerful enough, the pipes can rupture, otherwise, the pump will simply not put out any water. The solution is to regularly flush out the system with descaler. The frequency of cleaning depends upon how often you use the machine. You can get descaler from any decent coffe place (like Starbucks), an appliance repair place, or the hardware store. I use CLR which is sold at hardware stores. CLR stands for Calcium-Lime-Rust, and it effectively cleans all of these and is cheaper than specialty scale removers. Simply dilute some in water and pour the mixture in the machine, then cycle the pump and run it through. Collect the spent liquid and run it through again 4 or 5 times (or more if you've never cleaned your machine before...) Allow the liquid to sit for 10-15 minutes between flushes so that the solution has a chance to eat away at the scale. Once you have done this a few times, flush out the machine thoroughly with clean water 4 or 5 times, using CLEAN water each time you rinse. If you want to get an idea of the scale that has been removed, keep a small amount of the original clean solution in a glass and then compare the spend cleaning liquid with unused cleaning liquid to see the difference. The spent liquid should be foggy/muddy compared to the clean stuff and if you let it sit, the scale will settle to the bottom of the glass and will be clearly visible. You can prevent some of the buildup in your machine by using filtered water as they do at Starbucks.

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I do not get any water when I push any of three coffee choices. Makes steam and hot water just fine.

First thing I would check is the screen in the group head make sure it is not blocked. Remove and press brew button, if water flows then clean screen. Easiest way is to hold it over an open flame, the coffee will burn before the metal does. If water does not flow then you will have to back wash machine and or descale.

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My pasquini livia machine is leaking from the base of the steam wand. Perhaps it is a gasket how do you replace these?


You have to take apart the system for changing the gaskets.If you are not a technical savvy don't try for it.Here is the parts diagram for your machine.Many of my fixya customers took apart the system to change the valve and they suffered a lot to fix it again back.All the best.
1 Boiler end gasket 11 Expanse Valve 21 Group gasket 2 Heating element 12 Drain 22 Refill solenoid 3 Gasket for above 13 Pressurestat 23 Group touch pad 4 Steam + water valve 14 Main switch 24 Drip tray grill 5 Pop off valve 15 Group 25 Water flow meter 6 Bleed valve 16 Group solenoid 26 Drip tray 7 Water level Probe 17 Group handle 27 Basket 8 Auto refill relay effect 18 Filter basket single 28 Steam-water valve knob 9 Heater exchanger injector 19 Plastic gasket 29 Manual refill valve 10 Heat wand 20 Site glass 30 Shower screen

the gasket look like this.I will cost around 12$.

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Dec 29, 2010 | Pasquini Livietta Espresso Machine

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No steam at frothing station. may be blocked. how can i repair myself??

First check the holes in the nozzle of the steam wand, if they are not blocked then remove steam wand and see if water from the faucet will flow through, if yes then problem is in the machine where the tube connects to the boiler.

Nov 23, 2010 | Pasquini Livietta Espresso Machine

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I need a new water reservoir part for my machine where do I find one?

You can order on line or call them. I get parts here all the time. Great service too.

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Hi My name is Tony Di Cicco I purchased a Livietta T2 Espresso Machine on May 20th/09 and as I was cleaning the Filter Screen I discovered thhat the Adaptor Disc is all cracked, need I to order this...

Hi, Is the machine still under warranty? If so you may consider bringing it back. Otherwise they sell paets on the Pasquini site -- not sure the one you are looking for is there but you can also contact them. Hope that helps.

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My husband removed the steam wand from our Pasquini Livia because I am running out of steam too soon and I thought the wand needed to be tightened. Now we need to know exactly how the springs go back when...

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Low steam pressure, could be a sign of scale build up, or the heater is getting covered with sediment. The heating element is on the bottom of the boiler on a Pasquini. Also check you pressure gauge. It should b shutting off at 1.1bar of pressure. If it is lower that could be another cause of low pressure. It can be turned up by the pressurestat.

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Remove the shower screen and make sure it is clear, then remove the screws on the top panel, If after checking screen problem still occurs, find the tube that leads to the head and make sure it is not blocked.

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This is confusing to me. This is called priming the pump and not releasing air.

The noise you were experiencing could be from the grind of your coffee is too fine not allowing proper water flow. Remove the portafilter/handle, push brew button - and if the water comes down like rain, there is nothing wrong with the machine - it has to do with the grind, and your grinder may need a adjustment.

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