- Check the boiler pressure (lever-type:
1.2 - 1.4 bar; exchanger-type: 0.9 - 1.1 bar).
If the pressure is incorrect, have the internal
pressure switch regulated by a technician.
- Discharge all steam from the boiler to check pressure switch and valve efficiency.
- Check that the boiler water level is filled to 70% capacity. Note that:
- if the water level is > 70%, the boiler temperature will be lower;
- if the water level is < 70%, the boiler temperature will be higher.
- Check that the water delivery through the diffuser plates on the brewing head (when the
filter holder is not coupled) is conical with
steam, rather than separate sprays or
pressurised (indicating that some
plate holes are closed).
- Check that the espresso delivery pressure is 9 bar.
OPERATIONS TO BE PERFORMED DURING THE WORK SHIFT
- Always use cups heated to approx. 40°C on the cup heater (stacked max. 2 high).
- Always leave the filter holder coupled to the brewing head after each serving to prevent it
from cooling. Leave
the used coffee inside the filter until the next
operation; without the dregs, the filter will
overheat and scorch
the fresh coffee.
- Keep the cup heater tray and the steam wands clean by means of a damp cloth to prevent
and the development of bacteria.
- Periodically activate water flow through the
brewing head without the filter holder to free
the diffuser of
- Empty the filter holder of used coffee by striking it on a bar made from softer material
(e.g. wood or plastic).
OPERATIONS TO BE PERFORMED
AT THE END OF THE WORK SHIFT
- Leave as little coffee in the dispenser as possible.
- Uncouple and empty the filter holders; remove
and wash the filters, checking them against the
light that all
holes are clear of residues.
- Empty the coffee hopper of the grinder-
dispenser and put the coffee in a can to
prevent it losing its aroma.
Clean the coffee hopper at least once a week
of oil (which will otherwise turn rancid).
- Clean the diffuser on the brewing head, then
wash with a blind filter and suitable product.
When the pump is started up, a hydraulic blockage will form due to the lack of an outlet.
When the pump shuts down and
the solenoid discharge valve opens, the water
and product will back up through the head to
Repeat this operation 5-6 times.
- Clean the upper gaskets on the brewing head with a soft-bristled brush.
- Do not couple the filter holders; leave them to
soak in a bicarbonate bath with the filters
(this will prevent permanent deformation of the
gaskets). For the sake of safety, shut down gas-
Leave electric machines
on if for short periods of time (i.e. 5-6 hours), to
eliminate waiting at the beginning of the
following shift (in this way, salts in the boiler
are prevented from precipitating, slowing build-
up and the need for overhaul). If the machine is
left on, check that the boiler has been filled and
the seal and closure of water and
- Periodically empty the boiler to prevent water stagnation and build-up of deposits. It is
possible that the boiler water has not been
changed for a long time; do not use it for the
preparations of infusions and teas.