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    Faema Elite Still Acting Up

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
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    She sings and whines while pulling shots..Not in a good way.

    Her little gauge hits just over redline, and shots pull slow at best.

    It doesnt happen all the time...we hope theres a couple of you out there that have some ideas! :-?

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    Re: Faema Elite Still Acting Up

    hi faemalove

    Her little gauge hits just over redline

    what is the pump gauge reading when this happens
    sounds like either the pump bypass is sticking and or the cold water relief is letting go. both probs could be related

    graham


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    Re: Faema Elite Still Acting Up

    Thanks Graham..

    The gauge has only every other number or so, but its redline is 12...

    When it acts up the needle reads over--Id guess 13-14?

    We can only find the factory PDF, and it says to adjust the bypass? How about a Pump Pressure Regulator?

    The service techs out here leave much to be desired!

    Dave and Ann

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    Re: Faema Elite Still Acting Up

    hi
    how long has it been playing up for
    does it now happen every time
    how long have you had the machine
    what does the gauge read when it is not playing up

    graham

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    Re: Faema Elite Still Acting Up

    :PShe acts up on and off every day, maybe skipping a day.

    When she is pulling ok, the Gauge reads below redline(approx 11 ?)
    We could eventually modify her gauge with a more accurate one...

    Shes been taking care of us for almost 2years now.

    Im taking the camera in tomorrow, and Ill capture her tantrum. ;)

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    Re: Faema Elite Still Acting Up

    sounds like the Pump bypass is sticking.

    to fix the problem the bypass would need to be pulled apart, cleaned, lubricated and readjusted

    the gauge is mainly used as a guide for fault finding, a lot of manufacturers dont fit then anymore

    the squealing noise is probably the cold water relief valve releasing the excess pressure into the drip tray

    how often is the water filter replaced, and the machine serviced

    graham

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    Re: Faema Elite Still Acting Up

    Well, the filtration is a nice setup...Ill get a pick of that tomorrow.

    It seems to be the consensus amongst the forums Ive read(bypass sticking/adjustment)

    Ill record the teardown and repair process and add it to the Youtube...It may be helpful to others if this just turns out to be something very simple...

    AND...If we detonate the BOILER, it should make a great "do it yourselfer" blooper!

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    Re: Faema Elite Still Acting Up

    :)Video of her tantrum :-?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiFBbjipDB8


    Thanks



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