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    !!!SOLD!!! - FS: Nuova Simonelli Musica - Not Working (Adelaide)

    *For Parts or Repair*

    Nuova Simonelli Musica (Non-Lux)

    Corroded Boiler

    Owned this machine for about 12 months , took it in for an annual service with no symptoms, unfortunately it was found to have very corroded boiler sadly

    The rest of the machine is visually immaculate, all the electronics function properly. 2 Group handles. Used to make a very decent espresso.

    Good machine for spares / repair or project. It probably wouldn't be economically viable to repair it through a service centre but if you were prepared to do a bit of groundwork you may end up with a very capable HX machine at a fair price.

    We paid 1k second hand, they sell for around 2k new.

    Asking $500 neg.

    Located Adelaide

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    Diagnosis sounds overly severe. Who did the diagnosis?
    Last edited by JMcCee; 2 Weeks Ago at 07:58 PM.

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    Why not keep using it until the "corrosion " causes issues/leaks and then off for parts/resurrection?

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMcCee View Post
    Diagnosis sounds overly severe. Who did the diagnosis?
    He removed the probes which ended up damaging the boiler. Basically removing the nut caused some issues. He informed us prior to doing that that there was some risk involved.

    I haven't bothered to look any further into it, we've managed to get our hands on a replacement machine.

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    Any pics of the damage?
    So it needs new probes, and a tank as well.
    They have a second tank too dont they? To heat the group head. Is that one also corroded?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickm35 View Post
    He removed the probes which ended up damaging the boiler. Basically removing the nut caused some issues. He informed us prior to doing that that there was some risk involved.
    Removing an autofill probe is a basic service job. From looking at the exploded view, the Musica boiler as far as I can tell is not special or different in construction or layout than most other small copper boiler heat exchange machines.

    I think he's damaged the boiler somehow and is covering up his mistakes by claiming that it is faulty. I can't see, even with terrible water, that a boiler could have major corrosion issues after 12 months. I've seen machines that have had slow leaks, particularly at the heat exchanger fittings, for years causing a green build up of corrosion. A disassembly, descale and removal of the corrosion and assessment of the boiler and most of them are good to go again.

    Regardless, if you don't want to pursue it further then that's up to you.

    Would you consider posting the machine? I'd like to buy it if you could do that.

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    Can certainly post. The machine is approx 5 + years old. Its been in our possession 12 months. I do have photos. Ill put some up on here later. In the mean time if you want to pm me I can send them through to you.

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    Nasty! I wonder what some citric acid would do with most of that stuff, I don't think it will look as bad once it's been rebuilt.

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    SOLD to Jackster! Thanks everyone for your interest.

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