My Dualit 889, which came from the UK some years ago, is missing the tray in the bottom due to a move. I am looking for spare parts or a way to order the missing parts.
I am also interested in buying replacement crema sieves unless someone can propose a solution to this problem: I cannot figure out a way to clean away the coffee residue that has blocked almost all of the holes in the crema sieve. I've tried direct heat/flame, paint thinner, vinegar, every solvent you can think of (yes, soap & water) and the holes remain blocked.
I have the same problem and clean the filter using a small brass bristled brush (I think it is a suede brush).It is the only thing that seems to get in the holes.I can't get it completely clear but it does seem to do the job.I also thought of getting a gas mantle cleaning prong but haven't tried it yet.It seems to be a build up of coffee that causes the problem.Spares seem to be a problem because the machine is obsolete.I'm thinking of buying another machine off e-bay to use as spares.
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The POWER LIGHT for the 889 is RED and located on the LEFT of the center cowling
The BOILER LIGHT for the 889 is YELLOW and located on the RIGHT of the center cowling
If you turn on the power to the unit (the INNER SWITCH on the RIGHT
SIDE) the RED light should turn on, showing that the machine is powered. At that point the YELLOW light should also turn on for about 10 seconds, at which point it will turn OFF with an audible CLICK.
If the RED light does not turn on then you have a very dead machine.
If the RED light does turn on but the YELLOW light does not then you have a half dead machine.
Opening up and repairing the 889 is not for amateurs. High voltage, heat and pressure inside.
If you decide to bin the machine I would appreciate getting the drip tray from you as I have lost mine.
Most likely you have developed a leak where the pump joins with the boiler. If you put descale chemicals in the reservoir then they may have been baked into the boiler and the backpressure has either ruptured or unseated the tube that leads into the boiler.
Hi there, As far as i am aware all the vice versa places do not carry spares for the koala machines anymore. Im in scotland and tried, UK, Hong Kong, Italy, Spain and a couple of other with no luck whatsoever. I am a domestic coffee machine engineer and over the past few months have picked up some koala machines from here and there. If you contact David at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know what it is you are after, i can see if i have it and get it sent out to you at best prices and cheap postage. Don't worry i distribute worldwide and have had no problems so far. Let me know what you think.
I am one of the very few domestic coffee machine service engineers in the UK and i am based in Glasgow. I get machines from all over the uk and i think normally costs about £10 - £20 to send depending on who you send it with. I usually turn around machines in two - four days depending on parts availability and number of machines on my workbench but always very quick service and at best prices. If you go to www.theespressoshop.co.uk you will see where and how to get in touch. Just click on domestic servicing on the home page.
1) Turn machine on (innermost right switch) 2) Red light goes on (power on) 3) Yellow light goes on (thermablock heater) 4) Wait for yellow light to go off 5) Detach handle (pull to left) 6) Clean handle, remove crema sieve, clean with soap & water 7) Put crema sieve in handle (you should have a choice of two) 8) Put espresso ground coffee in with brown handle 9) Tamp coffee down FIRMLY with handle 10) Place handle back into machine (push to right) 11) Ensure flip switch on leftmost side is at top position 12) Flip down rightmost switch to infuse coffee into handle 13) Wait 18 - 24 seconds 14) Flip up rightmost switch to turn off infusion 15) Put milk into container (about 200ml in a 600ml container) 16) Flip down rightmost switch to bottom position = steam 17) Keeping tip about 5mm from top of milk, foam to ~400ml 18) Place sugar in coffee, if desired 19) Pour milk in coffee