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    New Sunbeam 6910 - position of lugs on grouphead

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    Hello
    Some friends of my mine, just bought a new 6910. They were finding it very wired with how they would need to put in the grouphead.

    The lugs are not east/west like mine, theres are NE/SW. It looks like a Gaggia Classic PF! I know it sounds wired, but thats what it looks like. Surely the newer PF in the Sunbeam are not setup like this?

    Are there any new 6910 owners out there? Where are the lungs around your grouphead?

    Cheers
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    Re: New Sunbeam 6910 - position of lugs on grouphead

    Quote Originally Posted by 78534952484F544B3B0 link=1238465447/0#0 date=1238465447
    Hello
    Some friends of my mine, just bought a new 6910. They were finding it very wired with how they would need to put in the grouphead.

    The lugs are not east/west like mine, theres are NE/SW. It looks like a Gaggia Classic PF! I know it sounds wired, but thats what it looks like. Surely the newer PF in the Sunbeam are not setup like this?

    Are there any new 6910 owners out there? Where are the lungs around your grouphead?

    Cheers
    Chris
    Care to send a pic and include a close up of the lugs..

    The standard lugs are stepped and not sloped/angled and this has also contributed to the group head issues...

    Maybe the latest SB upgrade is a new group head and PF ??

    Please advise asap...

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    Re: New Sunbeam 6910 - position of lugs on grouphead

    Quote Originally Posted by 0D263C273D3A213E4E0 link=1238465447/0#0 date=1238465447
    Surely the newer PF in the Sunbeam are not setup like this?
    Why not?
    They were already non-standard lugs.

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    Re: New Sunbeam 6910 - position of lugs on grouphead

    Ive ask my friend to email me a photo. I didnt take one when I visited him.

    Why not? Because the shape of the handle, the shape of the pouring spots looked alot like a Gaggia Classic.

    So, yes AM I guess its possible that Sunbeam have changed the design.

    What I didnt say earlier, was normally when you would insert the grouphead and PF in alignment with the Insert sign the handle is at about 45 degrees, they need to have the handle almost touching the left side of the body of the machine.

    When I can get some photos I will post them.

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    Re: New Sunbeam 6910 - position of lugs on grouphead

    What are the lugs? I got a replacement 6910 in Jan and Ive noticed some differences - the end of the hot water wand is different and the baskets are different but I dont know what you mean by lugs?

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    Re: New Sunbeam 6910 - position of lugs on grouphead

    See attached pic.


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    Re: New Sunbeam 6910 - position of lugs on grouphead

    No NO see the manual...

    All the real data and technical measurements... It is all in the Manual (page 6), thus it must be SO...

    Sunbeam have Quality.... Dont they ????

    You will also so see quite clearly that the lugs have a nasty step in them...


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    Re: New Sunbeam 6910 - position of lugs on grouphead

    Quote Originally Posted by 4A656C6E79466A656A6C6E666E657F0B0 link=1238465447/6#6 date=1238502111
    You will also so see quite clearly that the lugs have a nasty step in them...
    Yes they do and my picture above is generic only to show what a lug is.

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    Re: New Sunbeam 6910 - position of lugs on grouphead

    Quote Originally Posted by 0B372A313B3A2D38303B5F0 link=1238465447/7#7 date=1238503569
    my picture above is generic only to show what a lug is

    Oh... Sorry... I thought you said Slug ;)

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    Re: New Sunbeam 6910 - position of lugs on grouphead

    My friend got back to me rather quickly!

    Here are two useful pics, low res.

    What do you think?? :-?

    Chris




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    Re: New Sunbeam 6910 - position of lugs on grouphead

    Where does it finish once the handle is inserted, still 6 oclock or thereabouts?


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    Re: New Sunbeam 6910 - position of lugs on grouphead

    Quote Originally Posted by 7D564C574D4A514E3E0 link=1238465447/9#9 date=1238540159
    My friend got back to me rather quickly!

    Here are two useful pics, low res.

    What do you think?? :-?

    Chris

    I dont think it looks like a Sunbeam portafilter at all....

    Chris

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    Re: New Sunbeam 6910 - position of lugs on grouphead

    That looks like a dead-ringer of a classic PF!

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    Re: New Sunbeam 6910 - position of lugs on grouphead

    Quote Originally Posted by 0109111B06620 link=1238465447/11#11 date=1238543425
    I dont think it looks like a Sunbeam portafilter at all....
    Agreed.
    For a start theres no "graeme".

    Was the box sealed before he opened it?
    Where did he buy it?

    He should ring Sunbeam and email them the picture.

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    Re: New Sunbeam 6910 - position of lugs on grouphead

    Quote Originally Posted by 625E4358525344515952360 link=1238465447/13#13 date=1238550163

    Was the box sealed before he opened it?
    Where did he buy it?
    Me thinks we may end up with a new definition of *new*

    Chris

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    Re: New Sunbeam 6910 - position of lugs on grouphead

    Or if it is new, maybe they grabbed the display model and someone has thrown the wrong pf in the box..... :-/

    Appliance stores this sort of thing can happen :o

    Chris

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    Re: New Sunbeam 6910 - position of lugs on grouphead

    Quote Originally Posted by 4A425A504D290 link=1238465447/11#11 date=1238543425
    I dont think it looks like a Sunbeam portafilter at all....

    Chris
    Yeah, thats what I said :)

    Quote Originally Posted by 7D415C474D4C5B4E464D290 link=1238465447/13#13 date=1238550163
    Was the box sealed before he opened it?
    Where did he buy it?

    He should ring Sunbeam and email them the picture.
    He thinks so.
    Bought it from a Harvey Norman
    He has call Sunbeam. They are taking to the service centre at Seven Hills.

    Quote Originally Posted by 7A4C47485D465B290 link=1238465447/10#10 date=1238541879
    Where does it finish once the handle is inserted, still 6 oclock or thereabouts?
    yep.

    Quote Originally Posted by 4B434C4A42181D290 link=1238465447/12#12 date=1238545392
    That looks like a dead-ringer of a classic PF!
    yeah, thats what I told my friend as soon as I saw it.


    Quote Originally Posted by 4A425A504D290 link=1238465447/14#14 date=1238550921
    Me thinks we may end up with a new definition of *new*

    Chris
    Yeah, uber new ;-)

    Thanks everyone, look like it should be sorted when they take it to the repair centre in Seven Hills, tomorrow.

    Cheers
    Chris

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    Re: New Sunbeam 6910 - position of lugs on grouphead

    Quote Originally Posted by 19322833292E352A5A0 link=1238465447/16#16 date=1238551691

    Thanks everyone, look like it should be sorted when they take it to the repair centre in Seven Hills, tomorrow.

    Cheers
    Chris

    Id be going back to point of purchase (HN) just with the pf, and get them to line it up against another SB from stock.

    Seems like a shop problem to me.

    Chris

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    Re: New Sunbeam 6910 - position of lugs on grouphead

    Was going to say that looks nothing like my pf.

    Glad its being sorted.

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    Re: New Sunbeam 6910 - position of lugs on grouphead

    cksyd, yes out of principle I agree with you.

    But these friends bought it from Bondi Junction (HN). They live out in western Sydney.

    Chris

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    Re: New Sunbeam 6910 - position of lugs on grouphead

    Bugger!!!

    Dont you just love that!!!

    So I guess Ill meet them when they start roasting greens, being the pick up point in north western Sydney (Kellyville).

    ;) ;) ;)

    Chris

    just love roasting...

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    Re: New Sunbeam 6910 - position of lugs on grouphead

    I love my roasting as well! :)

    Whens the next BeanBay sale?

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    Re: New Sunbeam 6910 - position of lugs on grouphead

    Dunno - need to ask Mr Freeman :-?



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