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    faema 2group screaming for help!

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    hi all, im new to the forum. HELLO JAI!!!!
    i have a faema 2group that i use at home. it makes a beautiful coffee and has just recently started screaming at me with a very high pitched voice when i start extracting.(not too unlike my exwife :P) it floats around the 9 bars when water is coming out but as soon as theres any resistance , ie. a full portafilter, it starts screaming at me and shoots up to around 12-13 bars.!
    i have been a barista for a long time now, but when it comes to nuts and bolts, any thing beyond the basics i need help.
    i am praying that the problem will not be too involved and will be fixed by a minor adjustment.
    thanks in advance for any help

    jai

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    Re: faema 2group screaming for help!

    Im guessing its the Faema Due? How old etc?

    OZSCOTT!!!

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    Re: faema 2group screaming for help!

    Pump bearings going?

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    Re: faema 2group screaming for help!

    Scale build up in the pressure regulator within the pump assembly possibly affecting its operation?

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    Re: faema 2group screaming for help!

    Im guessing its the Faema Due? How old etc?

    yes it is the Due. my guess would be 10-15 years old. i was told it had been reconditioned about 2 years ago. i pull approximately 5 doppios per day. *i have never completely pulled apart a machine before. i was trying to get to the pump to just have a tinker, but found quite hard to access even with all three wall panels off.
    i am dying for a coffee, so i think i will put up with incessant whining and screaming one more time to get some inspiration to fix this.
    thankyou for all life saving advice. coffee!

    aloha

    jai

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    Re: faema 2group screaming for help!


    Scale build up in the pressure regulator within the pump assembly possibly affecting its operation?
    any simple tests or detailed fix it tips for a complete tech/not?

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    Re: faema 2group screaming for help!

    Sorry - only just picked up on this thread - welcome Javajai. I have a 95 FAEMA Due 2 group - see the thread about it a few threads back in this Extreme Machine area for tuning details.

    My pump spent a little while screaming (high pitched loud and obnoxious) when I ran her without sufficient water flow. I took the pump off the motor and squirted Lanotec into the pump and made sure she had plenty of water flow and it has never played up since - you can see the saga in the thread I have referred you to. I recommend that you make sure she has sufficient water flow - is she plumbed in, is there a water pressure regulator and filter in the line before the machine? The pump isnt that hard to get to with the front and left side panel removed...I have done it a few times...just muck around a bit and you will get to it.

    Post some pics and info when you can..

    Cheers

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    Re: faema 2group screaming for help!

    As JavaB said have a look at the pressure regulating plunger - mine had scale and I cleaned it - the detail of that is in my thread also.

    Cheers

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    Re: faema 2group screaming for help!

    hi
    screaming noise will be the cold water relief valve letting pressure off because the pump bypass is sticking
    see ozscotts threaD

    graham



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