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First off this is really a 2 person job. You need to make sure there are no air bubbles trapped inside the brake lines. Connect a tube to the bleeder valve and submerse the end of that tube under a container of brake fluid.... As you push down on your pedal you should see bubbles coming out of the tube. Keeping pumping on the brake pedal until no more bubbles come out.
Guide a piece of flexible airline tubing up to the top inside and suck the air out. You might not be able to get it all, but getting most of it should work. A decent amount of water flow once the system is turned on will usually remove the little bubble you might not have been able to get out.
Be aware that u-tubes are not fool proof. If the siphon breaks during a power outage, which will usually happen when you aren't home if you are a salt water aquarium keeper, when the power comes back on your pump empties your sump, probably over flows the tank, and then the pump runs dry and burns out or seizes/melts.
I would definitely consider a re-design of drilling a hole in your tank at the surface, especially if it is acrylic, cautiously and very slowly if it is glass, or redesigning the overflow system so it has a long enough u-tube and deep enough reservoir so it can not possibly empty during a power outage.
First I'm a retired Cimbali tech but I've come across the Lavazza table models when they first came out. You should contact your vendor for help as there are no customer servicable parts.
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* Since you have already cleaned, refilled, restarted the unit several times (try up to 5 times at least) Then you will have to look for other problems.
* Make sure the water float moves freely in the tank compartment. It's usually a colored plastic part that moves up and down with the level of the water in the tank. If it's missing then the machine will think there is no water in the tank and not start up the pump system to prevent air from entering the pump lines. The unit will not power up unless it can sense this water float.
* Air bubble in pump. The vibration pump may have an air bubble in the pump valve. Starting and stopping the unit will help force the bubble out. But the pump needs to have clean water with no air in the water filter and the water line to the pump. It may take 10 or more tries to force this water out. Otherwise you will have to have a tech replace pump (re-building pump is very tedious).
* Clogged pump requires service to replace.
* Some models that come with a filter. Check and replace as needed.
Yes there is a filter. Pull up on the fuel line, or the rubber grommet that goes into the tank with the fuel line through it. There were different types of filter used. One is inside a black plastic tube. You can pick it out of the tube with a pick. Another style is located on top of the tank and is of white plastic. Your fuel delivery problem may be air related. The air pump is on the back of the blower motor, and meters a set volume of air to **** the fuel out of the tank and blow it through the nozzle. This air pressure is stated on the data plate on your heater, probably about 3.6 psi. The air filters on the air pump could also be dirty causing the air output to be reduced, and thus low fuel flow. Also check for air leaks at the pump. Spray soapy water on the black plastic cover and look for bubbles, which are of coarse air leaks.
Are the jets open? The center of the jets turn to adjust the pressure of the jets. If this is not the problem, there may be a problem with the impeller in the pump assembly. If you here the pump turning and not buzzing, it could be an air bubble in the suction tube. This tube is the one coming from the front of the pump, if the pump is higher than the tube coming from the tub, or if there is a high spot in the tube, an air bubble is a real possibility. If the tube is level with the pump, there should be no problem with air bubbles and the problem lies in the top part of this paragraph.
Find the plug for the pump and plug it in ( tub full of water), if the pump works,the problem is in the contol box or switch. if the pump/motor has a plastic tube coming out of a black box, and the pump still does not work when plugged in, it is most likely the air switch connected to that plastic tube on the pump. the switch is avaliable online and not to hard to replace if you are mechanically inclined.
You need to get the pump "primed" with water going through it.
If the machine is new or has not been used in a long time, the plastic feed tube(s) in the reservoir will be dry. You have to get the water to slowly creep up these tubes until it hits the pump inside, then the water/steam will come out the head and will keep coming out each time you use it until it dries out again.
I've had to re-prime my Via Veneto several times, and each time it seems like I'm doing it wrong and the machine is broken. But follow these steps and you'll get there.
1. Fill the reservoir with water and put the two tubes in it. 2. Turn on the boiler button (left-most of the two narrow ones) 3. Don't put the portafilter on, just leave the head bare. 4. Turn on the pump and let it run. Watch the water level in the plastic tubes. Understand that at this point, the pump is just pumping air, which it is not designed to do efficiently. As it pumps the air it slowly draws water up the tubes. Really slowly. 5. You can speed this up by putting a cup under the steam tube and opening the steam valve. This is while the brewing pump is still on. You will have hot water squirting out of the steam tube. You may see the water moving more quickly up the tubes. 6. The pump may have to run for several minutes. You'll get impatient and scared something is wrong, but just let it run. You'll see the water creep up the tube and go into the unit. Soon afterward pressurized water will start spraying out of the head.
Now, keep it primed for months by keeping water in the reservoir. If you use it only infrequently, run the pump and at least get some water moving every week or so.
I've tried silly things like holding the tubes upside down, trying to get water forced up into them, but in the end, just let the pump do the work and be patient.