Post By Di_Bartoli
Post By artman
Newbie Question: Rancilio Miss Lucy
I need your help!!! I was recently given an old Rancilio Miss Lucy machine. I am planning to refurbish it and us it as my first serious espresso maker.
The machine was used for 1-2 year in semi-duty way. But after than it remained switched off in a basement for about 12-13 years. Still it does not look to bad (not rust of anything).
I am trying to see , if I can find any replacement parts, but it is not possible(in EU at least). Due to the fact that ithe espresso maker remained switched off , for so long time I bet that I would have to change at least anything made our of rubber/silicon seals (i.e. Boiler Silicon, Group head rubbers, Gasket etc, pipes etc) and also the Grinder blades. Hopefully the boiler should be still intact.
Can you please tell me if I can use replacements parts from any other Rancilio Model ?
Moreover according to your experience , what are the parts that I should replace, in order to ensure that I could safely use it ( considering the fact that it stayed for more than 10 years in a a basement). or any other issues that I should have in my mind ?
Hi Mbelsis; that machine is the same as the Ranciliuo Silvia and the Rocky grinder but in one body. so the parts, only one part is different.
Silvia parts: https://dibartoli.com.au/rancilio-ma...?sort=priceasc
Rocky parts: https://dibartoli.com.au/rancilio-gr...?sort=priceasc
Before you start I will suggest you to test the pump, if is working or not. Disconnect the heating element just incase it does not work, so do you not burn the element
if you want to talk just send me a pm or call me
Good one Renzo...
Thank you so much... Actually I have not power it up yet. I am planning to do it in the next couple of days.
Thank you for the advice, I will definitely follow it!!!
I will PM you for sure. I want to test if the pump and the boiler works first (which seems to be the more expensive parts). I hope to open the boiler up in order to clean it.
And then change all the smaller parts
Originally Posted by Di_Bartoli
You might find that it will work fine and all it might need is a new group seal.
No need to take apart the boiler to clean it, you can descale if required but if it is working fine, no real need to rip it apart?