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    Carimali what model?

    Hope we all had a great new year!
    So like us all, i have been browsing around looking for a new and better coffee machine.
    I now have a sette 270w grinder and looking for something better than my 800es.
    I see a carimali advertised that needs (perhaps) a new element as its not heating. I cant find what its model is so i can research it. I know its not a uno or beta or gamma or delta or a f11. But what is it?


    Im thinking its a hx volumetric, and that would be ok as long as its around a 2l boiler. I have a idea its a bit bigger than that.
    Surely the blue handle on the left belongs to something else...
    Has it a digital boiler temp read out on the bottom display? So boiler temp and pressure?
    Aluminium or copper boilers?
    External rotary pump?
    Its at $350 neg. I think a element will add another $100. I am mechanically and electrically handy.
    Is it a waste for home and 1-2 espresso per day?
    Cheers all.

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    The model name you are looking for is Carimali Tema Style.
    Should be a HX machine with internal rotary pump and copper boiler. Has a dual read gauge (boiler and water pressure) so not sure what the display would be used for besides programming.
    Uses a pressurestat and thermal safety cutout switch with a probe into the boiler element.
    The cutout switch can be safely bypassed if faulty, and failing to heat may be a burnt out pressurestat rather than an element.
    From diagrams I have googled up the element looks to be a 'standard' 3 bolt mount similar to VBM and other makes, so probably not too hard to replace if needed.
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    Without looking up the machine specifications it looks like a single group commercial that will require PLUMBING IN.

    Morgans observation of the internal rotary pump suggests this as well.

    Just be careful if you are looking for a home machine with an internal water tank this may not be the machine for you.

    Also looking at the photo that looks like a large earth pin on the plug meaning it is a 15amp machine.

    I would be looking at more domestic based machine for your requirements

    Cheers

    Antony
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    The 15amps and plumbed in is no bother. I was thinking of pulling out the built in oven and using the 15amp there as a coffee nook. Or putting it in the outdoor bar....
    But thanks to the info from Morgan, I find it has a 8l boiler and is 38kg. Dimensions are around 500mm squared.

    I agree Antony. A little big for me.

    Looks like a nice machine though. Quite a few features.
    Hope someone can utilize it.

    Cheers all.
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    Any idea where one would get a service manual for a machine like this? I'm interested in getting it to replace an older Unic Diva that I've had for years. Seems like a either a pressure stat or an element would be worthwhile.

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    Google had parts explosions for it online.
    Coffee machines seem to me to be quite logical in operation. Esp the ones without too much electronics.

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    I was considering still getting it. Putting a thermoblock and pid on it. There is a spare 6900 here....
    Its still a big bit of kit though

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    I bought this - replaced the element and she works. Not 100% but with a good clean and replacement of a few seals I think she'll be fine.

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    One issue I've got which I can't figure out is the tea/hot water button acts like an expresso. i.e. water comes out the group rather than the hot water nozzle. Not sure why?

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    Probably need to follow the pipework to a solenoid valve, remove, check coil (Repair/Replace), cleanup and then reassemble...

    Mal.

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