Steambolier not filling, at first run-up..

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Steambolier not filling, at first run-up..

Post by Journey » Fri May 29, 2009 3:24 am


I got my La Spaziale S1 Vivaldi 2, for about a month ago. I was upgrading from ECM Giotto Classic, but i was not satisfied with the steam power.
So i went the Dual-boiler-way.. I work as coffee-roaster and technician, at a little Micro-coffee-roasteri i Denmark, called Stellini.
We are the danish importers of La Spaziale, and have a S5 in the showroom. So no doubt i wanted a La Spaziale.. :)

The LaSpaz arrived on a Friday, and i got installed in my coffeecorner.. But the steamboiler was not filling up..
The pump was running, but no water came through to the boiler. And the flowmeter fault appeared.

I took the LaSpaz apart, and measurred it down to the mainboard, it did not switch the valve for the steamboiler on.
I gently knocked the relays on the mainboard, and suddently the valve was working normaly.
I put the LaSpaz backon, and everything worked.
And i got the first espresso, at 1:00 am.. :) It was like heaven..

But now and then the fault came back, and i had to knock the machine.. I got in contact with La Spaziale, and the send me a new mainboard.
So the La Spaz is now running 100 %.. And i am very happy, with the mashine..

Here is a picture of my setup :)

Faema Legend S1
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Ex-machines:Rancilio Silvia,ECM Giotto,La Spaziale S1V2

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Re: Steambolier not filling, at first run-up..

Post by JohnB » Fri May 29, 2009 4:52 pm

Glad to hear your problem was solved easily. If you still have the old board just resolder the relay contacts on the board & any others that look suspect & you will have a spare.
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Re: Steambolier not filling, at first run-up..

Post by Endo » Fri May 29, 2009 5:38 pm

Ooooooh, first Vivaldi and Vario combo.

Damn.....knew it would look good. Gotta have one now for my decaf. :grin:

Someone else going with the all "black and chrome" look.

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Re: Steambolier not filling, at first run-up..

Post by Dodger1 » Sun Aug 30, 2009 10:12 am

I bought a Vario from Chris about 3 weeks ago, specifically for decaf. It looks great next to my Mini but more importantly, I'm extremely pleased with its grinding ability .

Chris is selling them for slightly under $400, which IMHO is a pretty good deal.
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