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    help? broken La Cimbali Jr in Adelaide :S

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    I just bought a second hand La Cimbali Jr (1999) and I think it might be broken or Im not using it correctly.
    The guy I bought it from was selling it for his Dad, but he didnt know how to work it etc. It looks to be in fairly good condition.

    Problem is that it doesnt heat up! Any ideas or where how I could troubleshoot?

    Im in Adelaide and think my best bet might be to get it serviced? If you know of any places that could service or any advice would be great.

    Thanks!

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    Re: help? broken La Cimbali Jr in Adelaide :S

    razmoo,

    You are turning the rotary power switch far enough?

    La Cimbali use a two position switch.... 1st is everything except the heaters (to allow autofill to operate before the heaters are turned on - dont want low water in the boiler :()...

    The second position adds the heaters!

    If that isnt the problem then, yep, get someone to look at it!

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    Re: help? broken La Cimbali Jr in Adelaide :S

    ah this model doesnt have autofill.

    Its like this one:

    http://lh3.ggpht.com/_05NCioxn7zw/R6v_8uX9vPI/AAAAAAAAADc/Py4DHH8XcKo/IMG_0190a.jpg


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    Re: help? broken La Cimbali Jr in Adelaide :S

    Quote Originally Posted by razmoo link=1221658295/0#2 date=1221660272
    ah this model doesnt have autofill.

    Its like this one:

    http://lh3.ggpht.com/_05NCioxn7zw/R6v_8uX9vPI/AAAAAAAAADc/Py4DHH8XcKo/IMG_0190a.jpg
    The link is broken. :-/


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    Re: help? broken La Cimbali Jr in Adelaide :S

    Cimbali Jr S 1999?

    took it to Coffex in Adelaide and they said the element needed replacing (along with a myriad of other things).

    if i was knew a bit more machines I probably could have ordered the parts and fixed it myself for much cheaper, but yeh next time :)

    The picture isnt of mine - I dont have that 2 needle mod.




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