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    Help with La Scala Carmen

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    Hi
    I am after help if anyone is able, I have just bought a second hand La Scala Carmen A1. Unfortunately the seller could offer only basic advice on the use and didnt have a user manual. If anyone can shed any light on the use of machine would be a great help.

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    Jason

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    Re: Help with La Scala Carmen

    Quote Originally Posted by nicemjas link=1227007639/0#0 date=1227007639
    Hi
    I am after help if anyone is able, I have just bought a second hand La Scala Carmen A1. Unfortunately the seller could offer only basic advice on the use and didnt have a user manual. If anyone can shed any light on the use of machine would be a great help.

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    Jason
    ..Hi there and welcome. The machine makes espresso coffee.

    Cheers

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    Re: Help with La Scala Carmen

    ...couldnt help meself! :)

    I dont know the machine but there are plenty of people on here with high end machines, so what specific questions do you want answered?

    Cheers

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    Re: Help with La Scala Carmen

    You could try the La Scala website if you know anyone who can speak Italian

    http://www.lascala.it/macchine_per_caffe_carmen1.html

    There may be links to download manuals.

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    Re: Help with La Scala Carmen

    I have tried the La Scala site unfortunately they dont have any manuals. The main help I am after is setting the doses for the cup sizes. It is programmable but it seems some of the buttons have been programmed to deliver only a drip of water, I would like to change the doses to the correct required. Any other help that can be provided regarding the machine would be great.

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    Jason

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    Re: Help with La Scala Carmen

    Gday Jason,

    Welcome to CoffeeSnobs mate... [smiley=thumbsup.gif]

    Have you tried contacting the La Scala company direct via phone or fax? Ive found this to be a great way to locate information that might otherwise go undiscovered. If you know someone with Skype or other VoIP service, the call wont cost you much, if anything.... ;)

    Cheers,
    Mal.

    As it happens, there is an English version of their site, here.... http://tinyurl.com/5h5rlx

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    Re: Help with La Scala Carmen

    Hadnt considered contacting direct, have emailed them to try and get a user manual.

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    Re: Help with La Scala Carmen

    Good Morning
    Is it just the adjustment off levels you need help with?
    Give me all your your questions and I will answer them!

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    Re: Help with La Scala Carmen

    It is the adjustment off levels also the on off switch has a selector 1 and 2. I know what 1 does but do you have any idea what 2 is for.

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    Re: Help with La Scala Carmen

    Jason, are you still having trouble with your la scala carmen?
    I have the full manual for an A2 which is no different to your A1 except it has 2 groups of course, but the same programming etc........

    Ray.

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    Re: Help with La Scala Carmen

    Ray
    I am able to use it, have worked out programming doses but that is about it, have no idea what the 2 is used for on the power switch, I would like to know more about it to get the best out of it.

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    Jason

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    Re: Help with La Scala Carmen

    Jason,

    I have never used the La Scala but if is like any other machine (very probably) the power cut work like this.

    Position 1. Or fill boiler when the machine is new ( the level regulators from the boiler tell the mamain board - do not have enought water in the boiler so fill solonoid opens and re fill, will stop automatically.

    position 2. Allows the heating element to start heating up, the heating element will swicth off when the pre-set preasure is reach (1.1 - 1,2 or other)

    Feel free to pm me if you have any questions I may be able to help

    happy new year


    Renzo

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    Re: Help with La Scala Carmen

    I hope the owners manual helps you mate, did you notice that the no 2 setting on the main switch allows the boiler to fill without turning on the heating elements to allow for filling an empty boiler and the no 1 setting is of course all on, auto fill and heater element, does yours also have the manual override rocker switch on the opposite side, if so it is in case the programmable circuit board ever goes down you can still use the machine semi auto until you can get parts etc...

    feel free to pm me if you need anything else....... lots of love... Ray.

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    Re: Help with La Scala Carmen

    Try making it smaller
    eg 640 x 480

    KK

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    Re: Help with La Scala Carmen

    Ray
    Mine doesnt have manual override, so if the circuit board goes then I guess I can steam milk.

    Jason

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    Re: Help with La Scala Carmen

    I may have it this time...... * *Ha ha ha ha ha hah. hopefully us old codgers will get it together one day........

    Ray.

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    Re: Help with La Scala Carmen

    I think I have a file name the same as one existing on the server Ill try something different.

    You would think that I would have cleaned it first, I can see spatter marks on it and even my pet fly got a look in, but there she is and still simply orsom in all her glory......

    Ray.


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    Re: Help with La Scala Carmen

    Ive got work to do and the cricket is on, so thisll be the last for a while. Love to you all and all the best for yous and your families for the coming year, may it be all that you hope or desire from it, may your lives be filled with peace and joy, may you come to know the greatest friend you could ever have and really know him in every way.........
    God bless you all.........

    Ray.


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    Re: Help with La Scala Carmen

    Hey Jason, can you post some photos of it mate, all i could find was a diagram...

    Ray.

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    Re: Help with La Scala Carmen

    Ray
    Here is a photo, I notice the drainage plate is different as is the branding, mine appears to be stencilled on and now mostly missing.

    Jason


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    Re: Help with La Scala Carmen

    sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet, she looks orsom m8. From what i have noticed she is a rare machine, the butterfly seems to be the common single group la scala, I couldnt find much on a single group carmen at all except for a diagram and the controls were different to yours, yours is just like mine, thanks Jason.

    Ray.



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