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    Sunbeam 6910 Problems...help (please)!

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    Ok, so I have a couple of issues I would love your thoughts on:

    1. Recently replaced the seal (old one was split) and have done full clean cycle and descale, but the problem Im having is that I cant seem to get a proper backflush, and when pulling a manual shot, the spout keeps dripping after I click it off, and the puck is wet - this never used to happen, used to be a nice hot, dry firm puck. So, Im thinking this might be a problem with the solenoid being stuck open? If so, is there anything I can do at home? or is it a workshop fix? if the latter, do you know if its covered under the pump warranty? (machine is a little over two years old.

    2. The steam dial seems to be a bit loose, and, intermittently, when I turn it on nothing happens. If I fiddle a bit it seems to recover. Also, sometimes the steam will get going and then just die, I can hear the pump stop. Weird.

    Would love any suggestions from the always helpful CS crew! And, by the way, happy christmas!

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    Re: Sunbeam 6910 Problems...help (please)!

    Quote Originally Posted by 5F4047444D4A4D4946280 link=1261697648/0#0 date=1261697648
    Ok, so I have a couple of issues I would love your thoughts on:

    1. Recently replaced the seal (old one was split) and have done full clean cycle and descale, but the problem Im having is that I cant seem to get a proper backflush, and when pulling a manual shot, the spout keeps dripping after I click it off, and the puck is wet - this never used to happen, used to be a nice hot, dry firm puck. So, Im thinking this might be a problem with the solenoid being stuck open? If so, is there anything I can do at home? or is it a workshop fix? if the latter, do you know if its covered under the pump warranty? (machine is a little over two years old.

    2. The steam dial seems to be a bit loose, and, intermittently, when I turn it on nothing happens. If I fiddle a bit it seems to recover. Also, sometimes the steam will get going and then just die, I can hear the pump stop. Weird.

    Would love any suggestions from the always helpful CS crew! And, by the way, happy christmas!

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    1: Sounds like crap in teh solenoid ... Descale Group and system..

    2: Could be steam switch... Could be Steam pump coil... Sorry...


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    Re: Sunbeam 6910 Problems...help (please)!

    Thanks very much; will try another descale - yeah, will eventually replace the sunbeam, but have to persist with it for now.

    Question re descaling; do you think the vinegar solution works as well as the commercial solution? If so, how many parts vinegar:water?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7D6265666F686F6B640A0 link=1261697648/2#2 date=1261710334
    Thanks very much; will try another descale - yeah, will eventually replace the sunbeam, but have to persist with it for now.

    Question re descaling; do you think the vinegar solution works as well as the commercial solution? If so, how many parts vinegar:water?
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    Re: Sunbeam 6910 Problems...help (please)!

    ok, wil get the commercial descaler and get to it.

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    Re: Sunbeam 6910 Problems...help (please)!

    ok, have run a proper descale through it and its still got the same problem - the solenoid does not seem to be releasing; for example, when I use the double floor basket to do a back flush, there is no release of pressure when at the end of the shot - in fact, when I release the group handle, there is a shushhhing sound; ie, pressure coming out of the basket - argh. Any other ways to fix the solenoid or other suggestions? :o

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    Re: Sunbeam 6910 Problems...help (please)!

    Quote Originally Posted by 607F787B7275727679170 link=1261697648/5#5 date=1262157817
    ok, have run a proper descale through it and its still got the same problem - the solenoid does not seem to be releasing; for example, when I use the double floor basket to do a back flush, there is no release of pressure when at the end of the shot - in fact, when I release the group handle, there is a shushhhing sound; ie, pressure coming out of the basket - argh. Any other ways to fix the solenoid or other suggestions? *:o
    Sounds like a stuck solenoid ......

    Thuds it means it will have to be pulled down and checked / cleaned...

    Depending on age... Warranty if not then in for a service call...

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    Re: Sunbeam 6910 Problems...help (please)!

    Quote Originally Posted by 18373E3C2B143837383E3C343C372D590 link=1261697648/6#6 date=1262168426
    Sounds like a stuck solenoid ......

    I agree, sounds exactly like mine did.

    How often do you chemical backflush?
    I never flushed mine in over *16 months :-[ thats why it stopped working....the oils build up and the little rubber parts inside that solenoid can no longer move freely.




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    Re: Sunbeam 6910 Problems...help (please)!

    Quote Originally Posted by 415E595A5354535758360 link=1261697648/0#0 date=1261697648
    2. The steam dial seems to be a bit loose, and, intermittently, when I turn it on nothing happens. If I fiddle a bit it seems to recover. Also, sometimes the steam will get going and then just die, I can hear the pump stop. Weird.
    Had that happen on mine after about 18mnths, then it eventually stopped altogether. 5yr warranty on pumps so they should fix it anyway, mine had the steam pump replaced. New one was better than the old one ever was so maybe they redesigned it or the original was always a bit *dodgy.

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    Re: Sunbeam 6910 Problems...help (please)!

    I had a steam pump stop working on a 6900.
    When it got to SB, apparently it worked so the techs cleaned everything up and sent it back untouched (dills).
    5 days later it stopped again.
    Thats why SB replaced the 6900 with a new 6910.

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    Re: Sunbeam 6910 Problems...help (please)!

    Quote Originally Posted by 764A574C464750454D46220 link=1261697648/9#9 date=1262321616
    I had a steam pump stop working on a 6900.
    When it got to SB, apparently it worked so the techs cleaned everything up and sent it back untouched (dills).
    5 days later it stopped again.
    Thats why SB replaced the 6900 with a new 6910.
    AND

    Quote Originally Posted by 6B4C564750614D4444220 link=1261697648/8#8 date=1262315634
    Quote Originally Posted by 415E595A5354535758360 link=1261697648/0#0 date=1261697648
    2. The steam dial seems to be a bit loose, and, intermittently, when I turn it on nothing happens. If I fiddle a bit it seems to recover. Also, sometimes the steam will get going and then just die, I can hear the pump stop. Weird.
    Had that happen on mine after about 18mnths, then it eventually stopped altogether. 5yr warranty on pumps so they should fix it anyway, mine had the steam pump replaced. New one was better than the old one ever was so maybe they redesigned it or the original was always a bit *dodgy.
    Seen a switch or two go faulty... However the majority seem to have the steam pump coil burn out...

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    HELP NEW EXPRESSO MACHINE!!

    Hello all!
    Well I just got a new expresso machine, 2nd hand from a man that said that he only used it once... but gave up on using it...
    Well I am really new and just started to find a keen interest in expresso coffee...
    The expresso machine I bought was the Sunbeam Cafe Series EM6910 however when i tried making some coffee there was no pressure, and there also was no luck trying to get the milk frothing...
    I looked up the internet and the videos that I saw seemed to show the exact same thing I was doing...
    I even read the entire manual...
    Still had no luck... Until my dad thought it be smart like all guys to open the dam thing up...
    After listening to me he settled to opening only the section where the water comes out... and it was just so dam... clogged up...
    The holes were all filled and then when we got to the final bit it seemed rusted??
    I dont know what to do now...
    We tried cleaning it using the solutions other people suggestedyet still no pressure...
    Anyone got any suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 34312D3B2E367027313130676E5E0 link=1263937271/0#0 date=1263937271
    Hello all!
    Well I just got a new expresso machine, 2nd hand from a man that said that he only used it once... but gave up on using it...
    Well I am really new and just started to find a keen interest in expresso coffee...
    The expresso machine I bought was the Sunbeam Cafe Series EM6910 however when i tried making some coffee there was no pressure, and there also was no luck trying to get the milk frothing...
    I looked up the internet and the videos that I saw seemed to show the exact same thing I was doing...
    I even read the entire manual...
    Still had no luck... Until my dad thought it be smart like all guys to open the dam thing up...
    After listening to me he settled to opening only the section where the water comes out... and it was just so dam... clogged up...
    The holes were all filled and then when we got to the final bit it seemed rusted??
    I dont know what to do now...
    We tried cleaning it using the solutions other people suggestedyet still no pressure...
    Anyone got any suggestions? * * *
    Where are you located ?

    Then go and

    1: Read the topics on the EM6910 on Coffeesnobs - Forget the others ;)

    2: Go to the Sunmeam web site and down load the USER manual

    3: Only use recommended products by CS sponsors or Sunbeam - Forget the others ;)

    There could be a local CS member that may be able to assist.. Makes it hard to get a good start if you are already behind the eight ball.

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    Re: HELP NEW EXPRESSO MACHINE!!

    calling AM calling AM.... :)

    are you getting any water at all (or steam) via the group head (where the coffee goes) or via the hot water wand or any steam?

    sometimes it takes a "while" for the water to pump through if its been dry a while siting in the cupboard. But that dose not mean let it pump and pump for ages.

    take out the tank and see if it looks like water is getting into the machine via the little filter as well

    sounds like it needs a good clean, can you take some pictures of the "rust" for us to see and comment on.

    you can also "seal" the group handle basket with a bit of clingwrap and fill it with warm water and SOAK the grouphead for a while. just sit it in there full of warm water to soften any muck

    let us knwo how you go

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    Re: Sunbeam 6910 Problems...help (please)!

    Quote Originally Posted by 6C697563766E287F6969683F36060 link=1263937271/0#0 date=1263937271
    Anyone got any suggestions? *
    Hmm...Suggestions:
    1. Dont shout in the morning
    2.Caveat emptor
    3. Its "espresso? *::)
    4. Realise that no car was just driven to church by a little old lady on Sunday *:-?
    5. Why not try doing a search?

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    Re: Sunbeam 6910 Problems...help (please)!

    Quote Originally Posted by 2A756D7B707B777E7E7D7D757976180 link=1261697648/14#14 date=1263938210
    Dont shout in the morning
    YA... giggled like a schoolgirl

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    Re: Sunbeam 6910 Problems...help (please)!

    Quote Originally Posted by 134C544249424E474744444C404F210 link=1261697648/14#14 date=1263938210
    Quote Originally Posted by 6C697563766E287F6969683F36060 link=1263937271/0#0 date=1263937271
    Anyone got any suggestions? *
    Hmm...Suggestions:

    4. Realise that no car was just driven to church by a little old lady on Sunday *:-?
    ?
    I had one that was only driven to the supermarket on Saturdays. :P

    externalfire welcome to Coffee Snobs.

    We will help if we can but we can also seem a bit "harsh" sometimes.

    Did your Dad tell you you should have asked to be shown it working?
    He should have; thats what Dads do.

    OK as AM asked - where are you?


    Pull out the water tank, make sure it is two thirds full and push it firmly back in place.

    You dont need the coffee handle in place at this stage.

    Please describe more what happens when you try to run water out of it. Does it make a pumping sound?

    Does water come out of the hot water tap on the right?

    Does it steam?

    As maheel said above it can take a long time for water to come through the first time.
    If this one has been sitting for a while it may have dried out and behave the same way.
    The dried on gunk will be coffee and is a sure sign it was used more than once as it takes quite a while to get as dirty as youve described.

    Where are you? (Please update your user profile with your location)



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    Re: Sunbeam 6910 Problems...help (please)!

    first of all soz for the caps lock :D
    anyway...

    Yes there is water coming out; I just did a water debit test as someone suggested in another forum and it was fine.

    The steam wand is also working

    Oh and you asked what noise it makes... It makes a really loud crunking noise and when i first turned it on the noise made me think that it was totally screwed.

    and I live in Denistone West, Sydney NSW

    Oh and Also something that might be useful for this "diagnosis" is that when i did the de-scaling by using the dual floor the pressure did go up to the optimum range, but took a while..
    Also I dont think its the grind of the coffee, i know that the finer it is the more pressure and slower it comes out but I had used three different brands. I bought one off Gloria Jeans, Topiary and another from a friend.



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    Re: Sunbeam 6910 Problems...help (please)!

    Quote Originally Posted by 75706C7A6F773166707071262F1F0 link=1261697648/17#17 date=1263941581
    first of all soz for the caps lock :D
    anyway...

    Yes there is water coming out; I just did a water debit test as someone suggested in another forum and it was fine.

    The steam wand is also working

    Oh and you asked what noise it makes... It makes a really loud crunking noise and when i first turned it on the noise made me think that it was totally screwed.

    and I live in Denistone West, Sydney NSW

    Oh and Also something that might be useful for this "diagnosis" is that when i did the de-scaling by using the dual floor the pressure did go up to the optimum range, but took a while..
    Also I dont think its the grind of the coffee, i know that the finer it is the more pressure and slower it comes out but I had used three different brands. I bought one off Gloria Jeans, Topiary and another from a friend.

    Loud noise is OK

    slow to rise when using the double walled basket is OK

    giggled like a schoolgirl.. *Gloria Jeans etc (Supermarket and many franchise beans are not the best.. er OLD and often stale)

    What grinder are you using..

    Please read many of the posts on teh EM6910..

    Green beans < 3 years
    Roasted beans < 3 weeks
    Ground beans < 3 min *( then stale)

    PS. What are the 3 digits stamped into the black SB label on the back internal cover ?

    We can then tell you exactly how OLD / NEW it is..

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    Re: Sunbeam 6910 Problems...help (please)!

    Quote Originally Posted by 66637F697C642275636362353C0C0 link=1261697648/11#11 date=1263937271
    there also was no luck trying to get the milk frothing
    Quote Originally Posted by 66637F697C642275636362353C0C0 link=1261697648/17#17 date=1263941581
    The steam wand is also working
    If the steam wand works then the problem must be your technique.

    Quote Originally Posted by 66637F697C642275636362353C0C0 link=1261697648/17#17 date=1263941581
    It makes a really loud crunking noise and when i first turned it on the noise made me think that it was totally screwed.
    Normal.

    Quote Originally Posted by 66637F697C642275636362353C0C0 link=1261697648/17#17 date=1263941581
    I had used three different brands. I bought one off Gloria Jeans, Topiary and another from a friend.
    Gloria Jeans is probably stale. Topiary I havent heard. Friiends coffee - probably stale.

    You need freshly ground coffee.

    Do you have a grinder?



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    Re: Sunbeam 6910 Problems...help (please)!

    ok well i am at work atm so i cant really answer the info about my machine.. However can you guys tell me why I cant get the pressure going up???
    I get absolutely no crema...

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    Re: Sunbeam 6910 Problems...help (please)!

    Quote Originally Posted by 24213D2B3E266037212120777E4E0 link=1261697648/20#20 date=1263957687
    ok well i am at work atm so i cant really answer the info about my machine.. However can you guys tell me why I cant get the pressure going up???
    I get absolutely no crema...
    STALE BEANS and ya GRIND

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    Re: Sunbeam 6910 Problems...help (please)!

    Hey guys... Sorry for not replying sooner well what i did for the last 2 days was just clean out my machine and it looks pretty dam clean now...

    Well I am in a dilemma now; to return the machine or not to return the machine.
    I really like it but i still have this fear that it is malfunctioning.
    I get good pressure when i use the dual but get no pressure whatsoever with the unpressurized basket.

    I know you guys replied by saying that I am buying the wrong grind or stale coffee so i tried going to the nearest cafes and bought some of their beans and asked them to grind it down. I asked them to range them, like "Can you give me them seperately in different grinds :D" so yeh i bought 200 grams batches of 40 in different grinds :D
    Yet... still no luck with the unpressurized basket... -0-

    I also have the problem of the extraction only taking 19 seconds; if i get a finer grind and tamp harder does that increase the time? because the machine back flushes alot of the water... Like when it finishes i hear a pssshhhh and the rest of the water is back in the reservoir...

    I know i am asking alot... but i just paid 600 for this machine and I need to find out soon if its faulty...
    Thanks for your patients and kindness
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    Re: Sunbeam 6910 Problems...help (please)!

    Quote Originally Posted by 6C697563766E287F6969683F36060 link=1261697648/22#22 date=1264158826
    Hey guys... Sorry for not replying sooner well what i did for the last 2 days was just clean out my machine and it looks pretty dam clean now...

    Well I am in a dilemma now; to return the machine or not to return the machine.
    I really like it but i still have this fear that it is malfunctioning.
    I get good pressure when i use the dual but get no pressure whatsoever with the unpressurized basket.

    I know you guys replied by saying that I am buying the wrong grind or stale coffee so i tried going to the nearest cafes and bought some of their beans and asked them to grind it down. I asked them to range them, like "Can you give me them seperately in different grinds :D" so yeh i bought 200 grams batches of 40 in different grinds :D
    Yet... still no luck with the unpressurized basket... -0-

    I also have the problem of the extraction only taking 19 seconds; if i get a finer grind and tamp harder does that increase the time? because the machine back flushes alot of the water... Like when it finishes i hear a pssshhhh and the rest of the water is back in the reservoir...

    I know i am asking alot... but i just paid 600 for this machine and I need to find out soon if its faulty...
    Thanks for your patients and kindness
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    Highlighted above... Sounds normal... It is a perception thing and one of experience..

    Do a search on CS and look for the 5 cent piece test..

    Then look for a post about Sunbeam sweet spot / sweet shot etc and do some testing..

    I am sorry to say, but it does sound like a USER problems... But I have been known to be wrong..

    1: Fresh beans

    2: A grind that is just finer than salt when rubbed between teh fingers

    3: A firm tamp

    4: This should see you single floor basket packed to about 3 to 4 mm from the top.. Put a 5 cent piece in and lock in...

    5: Remove.. Then remove the 5 cent piece.. You should just see a faint indent.. GOOD.. If not, start all over again.

    6: Us a galss that is big enough to take the shot and if possible put a line at where 30 and 60 ml comes to... Use a medicine cup or syringe to test...

    7: Lock in and hit the double shot or manual button... Start counting (in seconds) at teh same time...

    8: Blonding is not all that bad.. :o :o Well.... what you will see is it go from dark to pale.. Ya do not want it when it gets watery and pale... That a true blond.

    9: Stop at 30 sec OR when it starts to get blondy ;D :D :o If ya know what I mean... OR when you get 50ml plus in the class..

    Then let us know what you found...

    Time
    Volume
    The Look etc...

    Then you usually have to change teh TAMP pressure and Grind ( same dose level) untill ya get it right...


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    Re: Sunbeam 6910 Problems...help (please)!

    Quote Originally Posted by 516D706B616077626A61050 link=1261697648/19#19 date=1263950035
    Do you have a grinder?
    Looks like the answer is no.

    Pre-ground coffee is only meant for the dual walled baskets.

    For the single walled basket you need freshly ground freshly roasted coffee.

    What are you doing today (Saturday)?
    I might be tempted to come and have a look.

    Either that or you could pack up the machine and come for a drive south to Kingsgrove.

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    Re: Sunbeam 6910 Problems...help (please)!

    Quote Originally Posted by 536F7269636275606863070 link=1261697648/24#24 date=1264166220
    What are you doing today (Saturday)?
    I might be tempted to come and have a look.

    Either that or you could pack up the machine and come for a drive south to Kingsgrove.
    I am working till 4:30 but that will be great!
    I was tempted to buy the grinder but if you could just show me and that could prove that it isnt faulty i can buy the grinder without any worries :D
    It will be too much of a hassle for you to come, if its ok I would like drop by

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    Re: Sunbeam 6910 Problems...help (please)!

    Ill be free from the late afternoon on.
    Too bad I dont still have the Sunbeam grinder, but we can prove (or not) that the machines OK using my Macap or probably also my Gaggia MDF because I used that one with the 6910 at work.

    Ill send a PM with address details after Ive checked with my Social Secretary as to my exact schedule.

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    Re: Sunbeam 6910 Problems...help (please)!

    Quote Originally Posted by 172B362D272631242C27430 link=1261697648/26#26 date=1264202042
    Ill be free from the late afternoon on.
    Too bad I dont still have the Sunbeam grinder, but we can prove (or not) that the machines OK using my Macap or probably also my Gaggia MDF because I used that one with the 6910 at work.

    Ill send a PM with address details after Ive checked with my Social Secretary as to my exact schedule.
    One CS going out of their way to assist another..

    But interesting to note that the often ignored Social Secretary has to be consulted ;)

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    Re: Sunbeam 6910 Problems...help (please)!

    Quote Originally Posted by 6D424B495E614D424D4B49414942582C0 link=1261697648/27#27 date=1264205159
    But interesting to note that the often ignored Social Secretary has to be consulted
    Shes going out tonight; so if I time it right she wont be here rolling her eyes at us.

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    Re: Sunbeam 6910 Problems...help (please)!

    Update:

    externalfire has been and gone.

    We chatted for a bit while waiting for the 6910 to warm up.
    Then I measured some beans into the Gaggia MDF as Id last used it on the 6910 at work.

    Pulled a shot that ran a bit fast for my liking.
    Got 30ml out of the double basket before blonding but I was looking for better.

    externalfire was impressed with the movement of the pressure guage; it actually works.

    I dont usually but took the MDF down a notch and (I know; 1 variable at a time) added a few extra beans.

    Tamper was about 2mm higher this time around.

    Started the pour...guage moved up...no signs of coffee...guage hit the edge of the red...coffee started to "oooze" out.
    This is what I wanted.
    Got 30ml again.
    A little extra crema this time too.
    Transferred to a cup and textured some milk for the taste test. [smiley=thumbsup.gif]

    Summary:
    The machine works
    externafire will probably buy a Sunbeam grinder tomorrow.
    Topiary that he speaks of sells Campos so that will do him until he decides if he can afford postage to try beans from the sponsors.

    Hes going to research the 5 cent test and the "sweet spot" info.

    Now all he needs is practise.

    He was a nice young man and it was a pleasure to meet him and be able to help.

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    Re: Sunbeam 6910 Problems...help (please)!

    Quote Originally Posted by 0E322F343E3F283D353E5A0 link=1261697648/29#29 date=1264239800
    Update:

    externalfire has been and gone.
    AND

    Quote Originally Posted by 0E322F343E3F283D353E5A0 link=1261697648/29#29 date=1264239800
    Summary:
    The machine works
    externafire will probably buy a Sunbeam grinder tomorrow.
    Topiary that he speaks of sells Campos so that will do him until he decides if he can afford postage to try beans from the sponsors.

    Hes going to research the 5 cent test and the "sweet spot" info.

    Now all he needs is practise.

    He was a nice young man and it was a pleasure to meet him and be able to help.
    Well done TG...

    I have often found that by dropping over or have them visit... It is a great learning experience for me as well as them..

    On occasion; they have even taught me things about coffee. In addition, when at teh shops or out and you see them... It is nice to be able to say hi..

    Too many high fences and neighbours that do not talk any more. The communitys loss.

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    Re: Sunbeam 6910 Problems...help (please)!

    Quote Originally Posted by 6E524F545E5F485D555E3A0 link=1261697648/29#29 date=1264239800
    Update:

    externalfire has been and gone.

    We chatted for a bit while waiting for the 6910 to warm up.
    Then I measured some beans into the Gaggia MDF as Id last used it on the 6910 at work.

    Pulled a shot that ran a bit fast for my liking.
    Got 30ml out of the double basket before blonding but I was looking for better.

    externalfire was impressed with the movement of the pressure guage; it actually works.

    I dont usually but took the MDF down a notch and (I know; 1 variable at a time) added a few extra beans.

    Tamper was about 2mm higher this time around.

    Started the pour...guage moved up...no signs of coffee...guage hit the edge of the red...coffee started to "oooze" out.
    This is what I wanted.
    Got 30ml again.
    A little extra crema this time too.
    Transferred to a cup and textured some milk for the taste test. *[smiley=thumbsup.gif]

    Summary:
    The machine works
    externafire will probably buy a Sunbeam grinder tomorrow.
    Topiary that he speaks of sells Campos so that will do him until he decides if he can afford postage to try beans from the sponsors.

    Hes going to research the 5 cent test and the "sweet spot" info.

    Now all he needs is practise.

    He was a nice young man and it was a pleasure to meet him and be able to help.
    No returns... Ya done well TG

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    Re: Sunbeam 6910 Problems...help (please)!

    Quote Originally Posted by 6164786E7B632572646465323B0B0 link=1261697648/17#17 date=1263941581
    first of all soz for the caps lock :D
    anyway...

    Yes there is water coming out; I just did a water debit test as someone suggested in another forum and it was fine.

    The steam wand is also working

    Oh and you asked what noise it makes... It makes a really loud crunking noise and when i first turned it on the noise made me think that it was totally screwed.

    and I live in Denistone West, Sydney NSW

    Oh and Also something that might be useful for this "diagnosis" is that when i did the de-scaling by using the dual floor the pressure did go up to the optimum range, but took a while..
    Also I dont think its the grind of the coffee, i know that the finer it is the more pressure and slower it comes out but I had used three different brands. I bought one off Gloria Jeans, Topiary and another from a friend.

    For the espresso brewing method, you need fresh beans. Stale beans simply does not generate enough resistance as it does not expand properly when infused. Grind finer and youll choke the machine instad of making espresso. Ground coffee goes stale in 3 minutes. Roasted whole beans goes stale in about 3 weeks if stored correctly.



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