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Post by SnowDragon » Thu May 29, 2008 8:37 pm

Proud new owner of the Mini, easy to set-up but having problems with the timer

Pulled the front cover off, the wire was attached on one of the pipe. Had to take the timer apart, remove the existing wire from the timer and plugged the wire from the machine to the timer and reassemble the timer.
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Re: Timer

Post by chas » Thu May 29, 2008 10:12 pm

Yes, if you have the timer installed that switch has to be set to On. One other guy who got the timer and had the switch set to Off reported that, not only did the timer not work with the switch in the wrong position, but there were other unexpected side effects as well. I don't remember what they were.

Since you found the issue so fast you may not see the other issues.
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Re: Timer

Post by SnowDragon » Thu May 29, 2008 10:26 pm

Thanks for the quick reply, I'll let you know how it did in the morning
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Re: Timer

Post by admin » Thu May 29, 2008 11:06 pm

I found the Timer issue I was thinking of. It was the opposite issue. This person did NOT have the Timer but had the Switch set to On!

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Re: Timer

Post by SnowDragon » Thu May 29, 2008 11:12 pm

So, to be clear....With the timer, the switch should be on
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Re: Timer

Post by chas » Thu May 29, 2008 11:50 pm

Yes, you need the switch On.
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Re: Timer

Post by SnowDragon » Fri May 30, 2008 9:07 am

EUREKA.............My timer works like a charm.

That's not something they talk about in either manuals from the coffe machine or the timer instruction manual.

I even called Joe at caffetech and he wasen't sure about the switch thing.

Thank God for the forum..................Oh yeah thank "Chas" too.
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Re: Timer

Post by chas » Sat May 31, 2008 9:23 am

I upgraded the Timer Manual and the FAQs to include this issue:

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Re: Timer

Post by SnowDragon » Sat May 31, 2008 11:13 am

Thank-you Chas
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Re: Timer

Post by chas » Sat May 31, 2008 1:37 pm

I was just checking your location on the map. Wow. You've got to win the award for Northern-most Vivaldi. You're just a hop, skip, and a jump from the North Pole!
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Re: Timer

Post by SnowDragon » Sat May 31, 2008 2:31 pm

Yep, Santa is my neighbour.

Speaking of North, everything is flow up by jet up here & often the milk gets frozen in the belly of the plane, making my milk hard to froth.

I thought I was doing something wrong until I heard that once the milk is frozen, it changes the composition of it making it impossible to froth

Just a tidbit.

Frozenly yours. :(
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Re: Timer

Post by admin » Sat May 31, 2008 11:37 pm

Oh man, you're killing me with that avatar. I suppose you see that outside your back door every night!
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Re: Timer

Post by SnowDragon » Sat May 31, 2008 11:48 pm

Mostly Winter, 24 hours darknest. Summer time its 24 hours daylight.
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Re: Timer

Post by JohnB » Sun Jun 01, 2008 10:15 am

SnowDragon wrote:Yep, Santa is my neighbour.

Speaking of North, everything is flow up by jet up here & often the milk gets frozen in the belly of the plane, making my milk hard to froth.

I thought I was doing something wrong until I heard that once the milk is frozen, it changes the composition of it making it impossible to froth

Just a tidbit.

Frozenly yours. :(
I'm afraid that isn't true so you might want to try a different brand if you have a choice. I buy organic whole milk whenever it goes on sale & throw it in the deep freeze. I have no problems steaming/stretching & creating micro foam. Are you using whole milk or 1%/2%?
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Re: Timer

Post by SnowDragon » Sun Jun 01, 2008 11:45 am

I use 2%....Sometimes it foams but often not. I always use the same technique so I don't get it.

Not too many choices of milk up here but they do have whole milk. Perhaps I will try with that.
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Re: Timer

Post by admin » Sun Jun 01, 2008 11:50 am

How about Caribou or Moose milk? :shock:
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Re: Timer

Post by SnowDragon » Sun Jun 01, 2008 11:54 am

Funny :mrgreen:
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Re: Timer

Post by JohnB » Sun Jun 01, 2008 1:26 pm

Reduced fat milk sucks for steaming/making foam. Try the whole milk & you will have much better luck.
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Re: Timer

Post by SnowDragon » Sun Jun 01, 2008 5:10 pm

Yep, no problems foaming now...Including at the mouth when I see it come up. :D

So much for fat free life style. I guess I will have to alternate my day with straight shots.

Such a rough life

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